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Kendrick Meek Looks to Diversify Voting Bloc by Sponsoring Race Car

NASCAR races aren't known for their racial diversity. And the traditional good ol' boy fan base isn't known for voting for Democrats. But maybe it's a place where an African American Democrat can score a few swing votes in Florida's U.S. Senate race. Presumably, that's the motive behind Congressman Kendrick Meek's decision to spend some of his valuable campaign dollars by sponsoring the car that racer Mike Wallace will drive in this month's Daytona 500.

After the jump, a video on the NASCAR's checkered history with racism.

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Thomas Francis