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Obama to sponsor Sprint Cup car?

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Diabeetus, Jul 11, 2008.

  1. Diabeetus

    Diabeetus Active Member

    I'm curious as to what the NASCAR aficionados around here think of this:

  2. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

    Yeah, if I'm Barack...I'm putting my money on a car that is guaranteed a spot. Or at least might have a shot of being on the lead lap.
  3. Mystery_Meat

    Mystery_Meat Guest

    We're getting word that John McCain is announcing his own car sponsorship:

  4. PeteyPirate

    PeteyPirate Guest

    That is outstanding.
  5. Oz

    Oz Active Member

    I don't know, the fact that stories like this would crop up now -- not to mention race week at Pocono -- seems like that would be enough to generate talk among NASCAR fans. The car doesn't need to qualify for Obama to get what he wants from this. If it does happen to qualify, that's gravy.
  6. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

    Oz, let me just say this:

    A black man putting his name on a Toyota is not going to endear him to the old guard of NASCAR fans.
  7. Oz

    Oz Active Member

    I never said anything about Obama endearing him to the old guard of NASCAR fans. I did say this would get NASCAR fans to talk about his sponsored car, though.

    And, oh yeah, generate national stories on news and sports wires, appear on all SC editions, etc.
  8. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

    I'm saying not all publicity is good publicity. By the time this race runs, the stories will have dried up. And all he'll have is Schrader qualifying.
  9. Grimace

    Grimace Guest

    According to the story, the logo on the car will say, "Obama '08: Hey NASCAR Fans, we're so confident that we bought this advertising just to tell you we don't need your votes."
  10. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    It seems pretty idiotic to me.
  11. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

    Now THAT'S funny.
  12. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    In related news, McCain is taking out advertising in Slam! magazine.
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