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Nascar "Polish Lap" ??

I have been emailing this to everyone I can, I hope some people here will do the same, thank you.
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"I am extremely upset by the use of the phrase Polish Lap yesterday on the Nascar broadcast to mean going backwards down the track etc. Considering a Polish Pope has just died for one thing, but mostly, is there a need to perpetuate such nonsense in the 21st century?? Bad enough whoever said it in the first place, but NOW? I feel there should be an official apology on the next broadcast AND a promise to never do it again. I had enjoyed the show and was getting ready to watch Harvick in victory lane when I found myself shocked and insulted, for I am Polish and Proud!"

Re: Nascar "Polish Lap" ??

Nascar racing is pretty much unknown in Poland. Most people only know about and see on TV, Formula One Grand Prix racing, so thankfully most Polish people are unaware of the stereotypes aired on american TV about the Polish

Re: Nascar "Polish Lap" ??

Relax....the "Polish" victory lap is a celebration to the late Alan Kulwicki who upon winning his first race, reversed direction and drove around the track waving to the fans. It is meant with the utmost respect.