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Ep. 193: Life as a gay member of the NASCAR community NASCAR on NBC podcast

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Ryan Hines, a coordinator of Xfinity brand content at Stewart-Haas Racing, is an openly gay man working in auto racing, which he once thought impossible because of prejudice. But since joining a team directly out of college last year, Hines has found NASCAR to be a welcoming community. We hear about his personal experiences and thoughts on how his perceptions have changed; his perspective on whether NASCAR can be more inclusive for the LGBTQ community; whether it would be more difficult for a high-profile member of NASCAR to come out; and how sponsors might handle it.

Ryan Hines, a coordinator of Xfinity brand content at Stewart-Haas Racing, is an openly gay man working in auto racing, which he once thought impossible because of prejudice. But since joining a team directly out of college last year, Hines has found NASCAR to be a welcoming community. We hear about his personal experiences and thoughts on how his perceptions have changed; his perspective on whether NASCAR can be more inclusive for the LGBTQ community; whether it would be more difficult for a high-profile member of NASCAR to come out; and how sponsors might handle it.

28 min

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