Obama Administration Looks to NASCAR for Anti-Texting Campaign

The Obama administration is eager to get NASCAR aboard its anti-texting campaign.

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There are few sports where distractions can prove more deadly than in stock car racing. Just imagine the wreck a driver would cause if, say, he whipped out his phone to text his pit crew with a problem. With that in mind, the Obama administration is eager to get NASCAR aboard its anti-texting campaign, says a stock car official. "Yes, NASCAR has been in discussions ... for a possible distracted driving component in a campaign. This is still early stage, and a timeline for completion is still not yet confirmed," says the insider. Can't you just picture Tony Stewart throwing his helmet at fellow racer who texted and caused a wreck that knocked him out of a race?

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