Michael Myers likes to say he is more accepted as a gay journalist in the NASCAR community than he is as a NASCAR fan in a gay bar.
The motor sports blogger from Las Vegas blends wit and a lifelong passion for racing on his Queers4Gears.com website that he started two years ago.
He is coming off his biggest weekend of NASCAR reporting and was flying high until running into a bigoted speed bump upon leaving Infineon Raceway in Sonoma, Calif., after the NASCAR Sprint Cup race Sunday.
Myers, 38, had just posted an insightful story about Craig Wadsworth, the traveling chef for Michael Waltrip Racing, who talked of being "out" for about 20 years as a gay NASCAR transport driver and chef.
It was groundbreaking journalism in a sport where the term "rainbow" more commonly refers to the color scheme on Jeff Gordon's Dupont Chevy than as a symbol of one's sexual orientation.