Guy who drives the Army car thinks moon landing was faked

"Buzz" Aldrin poses for a photograph with the U.S. flag during the moon landing on July 20, 1969. (AP Photo/Neil Armstrong, NASA, file)

Buzz Aldrin poses with the U.S. flag during the Apollo moon landing on July 20, 1969. (AP Photo/Neil Armstrong, NASA, file)

A few things to know about NASCAR’s Ryan Newman, the driver of the No. 39 Army car: He loves his 1949 Buick Roadmaster, would like to meet Clint Eastwood, has almost 100 fishing poles, is concerned about overpopulation … and believes the moon landing was faked.

Newman gave his thoughts on a wide variety of topics in an interview with the (Greensboro) News & Record, but none stood out quite like his belief the historic lunar landing in July 1969 was a big conspiracy.

I watched the documentary on it, and it’s pretty easy to believe. The flag was standing straight out when there’s no wind up there. When they step on the surface, there should have been a big cloud because there’s no atmosphere.”

Newman’s views, which have been refuted numerous times, are hardly unique some 40 years after Apollo 11. Heck, if you Google “moon landing” four of the first six results are to sites that talk about the moon landing being a hoax.

I wonder what Navy pilot and Korean War vet Neil Armstrong thinks of Newman? Or better yet, retired Air Force pilot and Dancing with the Stars sensation Buzz Aldrin, who famously punched a conspiracy theorist a few years ago.


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