9/19/2016 2:14 PM
Steve Harvey‘s bid to start a NASCAR team crashed and burned … and at least one racing exec thinks it’s because stock car racing’s honchos are racists.
Terrance Cox, the CEO of Diversity Motorsports, paints NASCAR as a stereotypical good ole boy network — and says the league has shot down his numerous attempts to join its elite ranks.
According to a lawsuit, NASCAR even rejected a bid from Harvey last year. Cox says the comedian wanted to work with him to start a new racing team called “Steve Harvey Races 4 Education.” Cox was down, but says NASCAR told Harvey it would never approve a team associated with Diversity Motorsports.
In the suit, Cox points out all 48 drivers in the league’s top tier, Sprint Cup, are white … and only one is African-American in its 2nd tier, Xfinity Series.
Here’s the kicker … Cox is suing NASCAR and nearly ALL of its racing teams for $500 million!
Ironically, one of the teams he’s suing is JTG Daugherty — which is 10% owned by Brad Daugherty … the African-American former NBA star.
We’ve reached out to NASCAR, but no word back yet.