NASCAR’s Brandon Brown Signs Deal to Drive ‘Let’s Go Brandon’-Themed Car
'We are proud to support Brandon this season'
Brandon Brown, the NASCAR driver who shot to fame from anti-Biden chants of "Let's Go Brandon," has now acquired a new sponsor.
The cryptocurrency company LGBcoin has announced they will be sponsoring the Brown team’s full-season primary partner for the 2022 NASCAR Xfinity Series.
James Koutoulas, the founder of Typhoon Capital Management, said in a press release:
“We are proud to support Brandon this season, to help him continue his American dream.
"If we do our job right, when you think of us, and you hear, ‘Let’s Go, Brandon,’ you’ll think and feel, ‘Let’s Go America.’”
The company released a photo of Mr. Brown standing next to his #68 Chevrolet Camaro in a red-white-and-blue trim with “LGBcoin.io” in big blue letters.
“From wondering if we would have the financial means to continue to compete, to my first major win (at Talladega no less), to becoming an unintentional meme, this past season was a rollercoaster,” Mr. Brown said.
"The support of sponsors like LGBcoin empowers us to be as competitive as possible, and I’m looking forward to competing hard on the track in 2022."
Brown shot to fame when his name was appropriated for a G-rated version of a vulgar anti-Biden chant.
NBC interviewed Mr. Brown after he won his first NASCAR race, at the Talladega Superspeedway on Oct. 2.
Earleir this month, Brown addressed the viral sensation in a News Week op-ed, entitled “My Name Is Brandon."
Read my thoughts ⬇️https://t.co/1E9kTMdcMB— Brandon Brown (@brandonbrown_68) December 20, 2021
"I am fully aware that the millions of Americans chanting my name know little about me or about my winning the Talladega race that day,” Brown wrote.
"But I have spent the last few weeks getting to know more about them, and I’d like to share a little more about myself."
NASCAR President Steve Phelps recently threatened to sue those who use the “Let’s Go, Brandon” slogan on merchandise featuring NASCAR’s trademarks
He has also condemned the use of the slogan, claiming that NASCAR does not want to be associated with politics:
The Associated Press reported:
Phelps … said NASCAR would pursue action against any illegal use of its trademarks on merchandise boasting the slogan.
Retired baseball star Lenny Dykstra posted a photo on Twitter this week of a man-eating breakfast at a New Jersey hotel wearing a black “Let’s go, Brandon” shirt alongside NASCAR’s trademarked color bars.
“We will pursue whoever (is using logos) and get that stuff,” Phelps said.
“That’s not OK. It’s not OK that you’re using our trademarks illegally, regardless of whether we agree with what the position is.”