(CNN) – Hockey Moms might be the hot political demographic of the moment, but NASCAR Dads haven't been forgotten.
The McCain campaign is moving Sarah Palin's Monday appearance from the Arthur Ashe Center in downtown Richmond, Virginia - capacity 6,000 - to a much larger outdoor venue: the Richmond International Raceway, which hosts two NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races yearly and can accommodate over 100,000 people.
Watch: Cindy McCain goes for a loop around the race track
The campaign doesn't expect to fill all those seats, but McCain's mid-Atlantic regional director Trey Walker said the demand for Palin tickets has nearly quadrupled the capacity of the original event site.
The raceway is located in Henrico County, which will be slightly more competitive on November 4 than the city itself, which is firmly Democratic. In the 2006 Senate race, Republican George Allen edged out
Democrat Jim Webb, the eventual winner, by just over 500 votes in the county.
The event will be Palin's second of the day in Virginia after a morning rally in Virginia Beach, which, according to Walker, should be larger than the Richmond rally.
Has anyone else besides me noticed when people are attending the Obama/Biden rallies they look happy and concerned. When you look at the people attending the McCain/Palin rallies – they stand there with their angry faces and yell mean and racist chants. McCain and Palin better pray NOTHING happens to Obama or Biden. Their lives would be worth even less than they are now. I suggest they start preaching respect.
Palin stories bore me now.
The messenger of hate, (Palin). We can't afford to become a divided nation, built on hate. We are at war and we need a unifier, not a seperatist!
great... now she's giving NASCAR a bad name.....
The country has suffered immensely under the George W. Bush reign. GW is a little tyrant and now he's grooming McTyrant. I don't think the country can take another year of the Republicans.
Oh, by the way, George will pardon Karl Rove because Karl will tell him to do so.
George W. Bush is without a doubt the WORST PRESIDENT IN MODERN HISTORY. I'm sure Jimmy Carter is laughing his head off, I would. In my opinion Jimmy Carter was too smart for the job and GW was too dumb for the job. I'll take smart any day, at least they have a reason for why they did what they did. GW doesn't have a clue why he tanked the ENTIRE United States. What a moron.
McCain said in his book that he lied in his last campaign –
Looks like this campaign is just a continuation of that plus smear and fear. So sad.
Barack's name on ballot as Osama wasn't a freudian slip. It was placed there for psychological manipulation. They are trying to be slick.
Bunch of rednecks with a candidate that spews of hate and racism.
Get in a take a ride Sarah.
This is a silly ploy to get media attention. I'm not a McCain/Palin supporter but I am a NASCAR fan. So I have decided to boycott this race and any other races that feature McCain or Palin. Sorry NASCAR, you want to play politics with you program then fine so can I.
guess that would be an appropriate local for a Palin rally as of late......she can rile up a bunch of rednecks to yell "terrorist", "tratior", "kill 'em", and Lord knows what else at that type of scenario. Just make sure you check your hood and sheets at the door.
Is it any wonder that republicans have chosen to appeal to this demographic at this particular venue?
It's too bad that so many want to go and see her only to be incited to hate. We need a president who envisions uniting all Americans behind a common cause.
Somehow that is appropriate.
She'll draw a huge crowd – vote for the McCain-Palin ticket. They'll be much better for the country than the man who has so many ties to unsavory individuals; namely, you know who they are. Go get 'em Sarah.
Palin needs to stop peddling hate & division- we are all Americans- facing tough times- she seems to forget that.
Palin & McCain need to tell us what their plan is and stick to our issues- not theirs!
Americans are too smart to fall for the divisiveness of the McCain/Palin ticket. We're not afraid of "THAT ONE" becoming the President of the United States.
Let's bring our troops back & challenge them to rebuild New Orleans' infrastructure.
Our Constitution is in deep trouble in alaska. >>>Help,,,,Please.
VOTER REGISTRATION FRAUD WERE MADE WITH FAKING AND DUPLICATE APPLICATIONS.ANYONE HAVE BEEN ACCUSED YET,BUT ACCORN AND MEMBERS ARE UNDER FBI INVESTIGATION OF FORGERY IDENTITIES SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBERS AND NAMES OF VOTERS./////
I am a female, and a big nascar fan, I watch every race but, I don't believe you are going to throw Sarah Palin in our face that day. What give you the right to decide something like this for us race car fans. I am very disappointed in the organization.
We have enough problems going on in the world already. Our one day we can set back and really enjoy our sport and you are going to bring politics into it. This is very very wrong.
I will not be watching the race that day you spoiled it for me.