NASCAR denies sponsorship based on anti-Biden chant




  • In Politics
  • 2022-01-05 22:14:51Z
  • By Axios
 

NASCAR has rejected a sponsorship deal between driver Brandon Brown and the meme cryptocurrency LGBcoin, which is a reference to the "Let's Go Brandon" chant meant to represent a veiled insult against President Biden.

Details: Brown's team Brandonbilt Motorsports was informed of the decision on Tuesday, a NASCAR official confirmed to Axios on Wednesday.

Stay on top of the latest market trends and economic insights with Axios Markets. Subscribe for free

  • The official said Brown was told during a meeting in November that "no form of this derogatory and vulgar euphemism would be allowed on any paint scheme or sponsorship."

Background: The chant started when Brown won his first career race at Talladega Superspeedway in October.

  • The crowd chanted "F--k Joe Biden" and an NBC Sports reporter who was interviewing Brown interpreted the chant as "Let's Go Brandon."

  • Brandonbilt Motorsports announced a sponsorship with LGBCoin last week.

What they're saying: "We are disappointed that NASCAR leadership has chosen to rescind approval of this sponsorship and feel they should have the confidence to own their decision to backtrack and not gaslight a team or a driver," Brandonbilt spokesperson Max Marcucci said, according to Fox.

COMMENTS

More Related News

SNAP 2022: What You Need To Know in May
SNAP 2022: What You Need To Know in May

May is shaping up to be a pivotal month for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), which helps more than 41 million people avoid food...

Hillicon Valley - Biden-Bezos brawl heats up on Twitter
Hillicon Valley - Biden-Bezos brawl heats up on Twitter

President Biden and billionaire Amazon founder Jeff Bezos have been trading barbs on Twitter, escalating their feud as the president shows support for Amazon...

Energy & Environment - Why gasoline prices keep rising
Energy & Environment - Why gasoline prices keep rising

The price of gasoline continues to swell, and a trade group says that uncertainty is hampering the deployment of clean energy. This is Overnight Energy...

OnPolitics: POTUS says
OnPolitics: POTUS says 'hate will not prevail' after Buffalo shooting

President Biden and First Lady Jill Biden met with family members of 10 victims killed Saturday in a racially motivated mass shooting in Buffalo, N.Y.

Joe Biden condemns spreaders of white supremacist lies after Buffalo shooting
Joe Biden condemns spreaders of white supremacist lies after Buffalo shooting

President attacks those who promote racist conspiracy theory 'for power, political gain and for profit' but says 'Evil will not win … Hate will not prevail' ...

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked with *

Cancel reply

Comments

Top News: Politics