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NASCAR Community Reacts to Las Vegas Massacre

At 10:00 pm/UTC, Jason Aldean took to the stage to headline the Route 91 Harvest Music Festival in Las Vegas. Within the next 10 to 15 minutes, concert goers were fleeing the scene as bullets filled the air. Those bullets came from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, turning the outdoor music event into a trauma center.

Two hours later, A SWAT unit blew the door of the hotel room but by then, they were too late as the shooter had killed himself. The LVMPD revealed on Twitter that the shooter was dead at 11:58 pm/UTC. Once the smoke cleared, at least 59 people are dead and 527 injured in the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history. We all at Frontstretch send out our deepest condolences and prayers for those affected by the shootings.

The NASCAR community, of course, flocked to social media to send out messages of concern, prayers, and condolences.

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Christian Koelle returns to Frontstretch in 2020 as the photo editor at Frontstretch. He will continue to contribute content in the ARCA Menards Series, Sioux Chief Challenge, and ARCA East & West Series. He is also engaged and will be getting married during the 2020 NASCAR off-season.

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    JUST A VERY SMALL SAMPLE of those in the NASCAR community who care. Sad really.

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    How come when the NASCAR community was in Chicago ten days ago no one expressed any sympathy for the four people including a woman that were murdered and the 53 people including a child that were wounded in the city wide shootings that weekend? Sad really.

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      It was a typical Chicago weekend and it doesn’t register anymore.

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        …AND BECAUSE OBAMA’s corrupt buddy “THE GODFATHER”, insists nothing is wrong, nothing to see move along. Insanity rules. IMO. Oh a whole host of other reasons too. I am sure smart people can figure it out…..