Ep. 193: Life as a gay member of the NASCAR community
By Nate Ryan, NASCAR on NBC Sports
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.