Slayer, metal gods that have ruled for nearly 40 years are still blamelessly stirring up controversy in some markets. After recently being announced as the primary sponsor for a NASCAR team, they have been abruptly removed.

Slayer was set to sponsor Rick Ware's Racing No. 54 car, driven by JJ Yeley in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. Well, today that sponsorship was pulled due to "reactionary concerns." A representative for Slayer released a statement which can be read in full below.

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"Last week, Slayer announced that it had joined Rick Ware Racing as the primary sponsor for the No. 54 entry at tomorrow’s Bristol Motor Speedway. Today, reportedly due to reactionary concerns from other long-time participating sponsors, Slayer has been pulled as the primary sponsor, and all Slayer signage has been removed from the car that was to be piloted by Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series veteran, JJ Yeley. The incontrovertible PODS Moving & Storage will now sponsor that car. After nearly 40 years, Slayer apparently remains as terrifying to some as ever.”

Slayer stated that the sponsorship of the car was in the promotion of their final tour. It's quite a shame as NASCAR allegedly approved the sponsorship, as well as a paint scheme for the car which can be seen below.

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[Photo via Rick Ware Racing][/caption]The last leg of Slayer's tour begins in November and tickets can be purchased here.

Dates below

11/02 — Asheville, NC @ Explore Asheville Arena
11/03 — Raleigh, NC @ PNC Arena
11/05 — Salem, VA @ Salem Civic Center
11/06 — Hershey, PA @ Giant Center
11/08 — Springfield, MA @ Mass Mutual Center
11/09 — New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
11/11 — Louisville, KY @ KFC Yum Center
11/12 — Columbus, OH @ Nationwide Arena
11/14 — Moline, IL @ TaxSlayer Arena
11/15 — Sioux Falls, SD @ Denny Sanford Center
11/17 — Fargo, ND @ Fargodome
11/18 — Omaha, NE @ CHI Health Center
11/20 — Colorado Springs, CO @ Broadmore Arena
11/22 — Billings, MT @ Rimrock Arena
11/24 — Spokane, WA @ Spokane Arena
11/26 — Oakland, CA @ Oracle Arena
11/27 — Last Vegas, NV @ MGM Arena
11/30 — Los Angeles, CA @ The Forum

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