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I was wondering about official approval.
NASCAR had said they didn't want to be associated with politics left or right when asked about it a few months ago. This goes to my point of it being a bad look image wise.
 

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This whole things seems so strange to me that it could only be nascar. I mean is this a legitimate company and will the checks actually clear? If so I just find it so hard to believe nascar will keep a team that has sponsorship from running. Yet they're more than happy to keep taking money from everyone under the sun to be the "official whatever" of nascar. I belive I counted 55 official partners on their website. How about turning some of those sponsors towards drivers???

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NASCAR had said they didn't want to be associated with politics left or right when asked about it a few months ago. This goes to my point of it being a bad look image wise.
Yet they let them run political Cars during campaign years? Seriously the line is pretty blurred here

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NASCAR had said they didn't want to be associated with politics left or right when asked about it a few months ago. This goes to my point of it being a bad look image wise.
Yet they let them run political Cars during campaign years? Seriously the line is pretty blurred here
If disapproved, NASCAR's going to say it wasn't because of politics, it's because the sponsor's name is based on a vulgarity. You read it here first.
 

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It has to be intentional, can't wait to blame "cancel culture" and everything else to bring more attention to the situation.
Yep. I was trying to point out how this car differs from cars with approved political sponsors. This isn't a political sponsorship. It's a company trying to capitalize on an obscenity.
 

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Yet they let them run political Cars during campaign years? Seriously the line is pretty blurred here

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I could be totally wrong but were there any during the 2020 campaign season? I know there was a few in 2016. That may have been a Brian France special.
 

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I could be totally wrong but were there any during the 2020 campaign season? I know there was a few in 2016. That may have been a Brian France special.
I believe it ran it several races


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NASCAR can also take the approach of saying it will permit political sponsorships that support politicians or movements, while banning those that oppose people or causes.

Although I still say this isn't a political sponsorship in the first place.
 

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Actually with this one I can see Xfinity having more of a problem with it than nascar itself

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I'm betting NASCAR has the contractual right to revoke sponsor approval at any time at its discretion.
If it looks like a skunk and smells like a skunk, it's a skunk. I don't think Nascar has any problem with Cryptocurrency as a sponsor, but they do have with the politics behind this particular one.
 

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I don't know how long it will be before Brandon Brown can live this down. He finally wins a race, the crowd chants something, and the NBC reporter thinks the crowd is chanting something else. To his credit, he's tried to use it to his advantage to gain sponsorship. But NASCAR doesn't want that (which I understand). If he never wins another race, his lone winning memory will be that.
 

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If it looks like a skunk and smells like a skunk, it's a skunk. I don't think Nascar has any problem with Cryptocurrency as a sponsor, but they do have with the politics behind this particular one.
Agreed on the crypto. I don't think NASCAR gives a rat's whether the sponsor can stay in business or pay the team. That's the team's responsibility / due diligence. As I noted in the sponsorship thread, I don't even think the politics would be a problem if it wasn't for the F-bomb tie-in.
 

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If it looks like a skunk and smells like a skunk, it's a skunk. I don't think Nascar has any problem with Cryptocurrency as a sponsor, but they do have with the politics behind this particular one.

Didn't have any problem with Cryptocurrency when Dogecoin sponsored a car for a couple of races.
 

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Politics is a dirty business.
And if you follow the money, it always leads to interesting things.
And people.
 

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I don't know how long it will be before Brandon Brown can live this down. He finally wins a race, the crowd chants something, and the NBC reporter thinks the crowd is chanting something else. To his credit, he's tried to use it to his advantage to gain sponsorship. But NASCAR doesn't want that (which I understand). If he never wins another race, his lone winning memory will be that.

Honestly, this may be the end of his NASCAR career. His first (and most likely only) win was ruined by a bunch of damn howler monkeys who couldn't stay civilized for 5 minutes.
 
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