Republican candidates show up on the NASCAR tracks in hopes of winning over voters in an area that shifted from reliably right to more moderate, but is now rife with frustration over Obama.
By Cathleen Decker
February 20, 2010 | 8:57 p.m.
There are two inviolate rules for politicians: Never wear silly hats. And never campaign at sporting events. People have gone there, after all, to escape reality, and candidates are often depressing reminders of what they wanted to leave behind.