NASCAR driver vows to grow a mullet if fans vote him into the All-Star Race

NASCAR has its All-Star Race on Saturday, and it’s decidedly one of the most fun races on the schedule with $1 million on the line for the winner — even if it is an exhibition event.
But it’s not open to the whole field. Drivers are able to qualify for the race through a number of avenues, but the last resort for many is by winning the fan vote. NASCAR fans have until Friday at noon ET to cast their votes online, and the winner of the vote will be announced prior to the race Saturday evening at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Now, regardless of what kind of equipment they have, drivers want in on this race, and some of them get pretty creative as they try to convince fans to vote for them.
That includes Ricky Stenhouse Jr., who said he’ll bring back his mullet if he wins the All-Star Race fan vote.
— Roush Fenway Racing (@roushfenway) May 14, 2019

Stenhouse, driver of the No. 17 Ford, said in a team release:
“From the Mississippi Mudflap to the Kentucky Waterfall, to the Tennessee Top Hat and the North Carolina Neckwarmer, nothing says freedom like a mullet blowing unfettered in the wind and I can’t wait to restore it to its rightful place in the NASCAR garage.”

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There’s only one decision this year. Put the Mississippi Mudflap back on Ricky. Vote Stenhouse today:
— Roush Fenway Racing (@roushfenway) May 15, 2019

The Mississippi native made headlines for growing a mullet back in 2015, and he wants a shot at the All-Star Race so badly that he’s willing to bring this questionable hairdo back.
Big-name drivers like Kyle Busch, Kevin Harvick, Jimmie Johnson and Joey Logano are among the 15 drivers already qualified for the All-Star Race. To determine the rest of the field, there is a 50-lap race called the Monster Energy Open before the main event Saturday, and up to three drivers can slide in from that.
And then the fan vote will determine the final participant. Stenhouse is up against popular choices like Darrell “Bubba” Wallace Jr., Alex Bowman, Matt DiBenedetto, Daniel Suárez and Kyle Larson.
Clearly, Stenhouse’s team, Roush Fenway Racing, is into it. His sponsors are on board, and fans are all about it. But will their ballot-stuffing efforts be enough? NASCAR is pretty clear about how voting works and how fans can vote once per day but actually make it count four times per day.

Preview of what it’ll look like when Ricky wins the fan vote? You can make it happen:
— Roush Fenway Racing (@roushfenway) May 15, 2019

Say what?!
You know the drill. Vote at:
— NOS Energy Drink (@NosEnergyDrink) May 14, 2019

Have you heard? The mullet may make a come back!! Help vote @StenhouseJr into the all-star race now to see it return
— SUNNYD Racing (@SUNNYDRacing) May 15, 2019

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