NBC Sports reporter Kelly Stavast earned her own checkered flag for misinterpreting an adversaryJoe Biden chant on one nascar race as congratulations race winner Brandon Brown. (Watch the clip below.)
Brown was commenting on his Xfinity Series win at Talladega Superspeedway in Alabama on Saturday while the crowd repeatedly shouted “Fuck Joe Biden.”
Stavast didn’t hear that.
“As you can hear the chant from the crowd, ‘Let’s go, Brandon.'” he remarked.
As the pranks continued, Stavast resumed his interview with Brown.
newsweek Written that Stavast was attempting “damage control”. deadline title Read that she “saves embarrassing NASCAR interviews with verbal dexterity,” but added in her report that she is “either hard of hearing, or a very sharp thinker.”
Stavast seems to have not responded on social media. NBC Sports did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Take a longer look at Stavast’s interview with Brown: