"That Stuff Doesn't Bother Me...I Like Fightin'!" The Legendary Willy T. Ribs Takes On Racism In Racing And The Current NASCAR Controversy!

June 23, 2020
Willy T. Ribbs

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With the recent controversy in NASCAR with the banning of the rebel flag, and a noose being left in driver Bubba Wallace Jr's garage...the issue of racism in racing is at the forefront in the news

And there are few people who are more qualified to speak on this than legendary race car driver, Willy T. Ribbs.
In a sport that, at the time in the 70s and 80s, was populated by white men, he became the first black man to test a Formula 1 car, race in the Indy 500 and was one of the most successful drivers in the Trans Am series.
And, being a black man in a white man's sport, he endured his share of racism...but thru it all, he maintained the attitude that he was going to prove the old addage, "If you want to be the man, you have to beat the man."
You can see his story in the new documentary, "Uppity"...and we were honored to have him on the show to comment on the controversy currently running through NASCAR.