NASCAR driver at ‘Let’s go Brandon’ may have to skip races in 2022 due to lack of sponsorship

Brandon Brown’s embrace of the right-wing slogan that includes his first name did not yield any financial gains in 2022.

Brown gets out of his #68 in his Xfinity Series race on Saturday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway and may not compete in many other races for the rest of the season. Team Braun is looking for field drivers with sponsorship money After a deal with a now-expiring political cryptocurrency, it did not thrive.

And this lack of sponsorship is why Brown is looking for funding in an effort to run as many races as possible in his own car for the rest of the season. He’ll be in the back car of another team in Saturday’s race As trophy series driver Austin Dillon drives his car.

“I’m going back to No. 68 for a few more races,” Tell Brown Frontstretch. “Definitely Daytona [International Speedway]. I’ll be 68th in the post-season at Talladega [Superspeedway].

“Other than that? Nah, not really. The team is working on trying to sell some rides to other drivers to keep funding, which is as heartbreaking as it is for me, I understand what they have to do to keep the BMS running…what it takes to grow Number 68.” It is having other drivers come in and have success in it as well.”

Brown scored the first win of his NASCAR career at Talladega in October. While fans chanted “F*** Joe Biden” as he got out of his car, an NBC reporter mistakenly said they were chanting “Let’s go Brandon.” The latter logo immediately emerged as a euphemism for the former and the third with Brown’s first name and is now ubiquitous in conservative circles.

The 28-year-old tried to remain apolitical in the weeks after his Talladega victory, even claiming to the New York Times in a December profile that he didn’t want to be political. Less than two weeks into that profile, Brown and his family team have completely bowed to politicization and said they had a deal with Brandon’s Let’s Go cryptocurrency to sponsor his car all season long despite public NASCAR condemnation of the phrase.

NASCAR did not agree to the sponsorship deal, although Brown did announce a personal services deal with the coin. And even if NASCAR agreed to sponsor the car, Brown and his team would likely be in the same financial predicament they find themselves in now.

The cryptocurrency had little value at the time of the premature announcement and quickly crashed. According to CoinBaseThe coin is virtually worthless and has not been in circulation since late March. it’s also A central part of the ethical inquiry In Rep. Madison Cawthorne (R-NC).

By choosing to join the now-worthless currency, Brown made the belated decision to link up with the politicization of the phrase involving his name and to isolate himself from any potential sponsor deals with companies that want to distance themselves from the logo. And even if you disagree with this decision, you can see on some level why Brown acted. It can be hard to see others making money from your name and success when you don’t benefit from it yourself.

But there is also no turning back on the decision to make a political decision regardless of whether it pays off financially or not. Brown may not understand that.

“I’m still seen as a political figure,” he told Frontstretch. “I can be seen as divisive because of the carols. It’s really hard to convince companies, ‘Hey, that’s not me.’ That’s just what the audience was cheering on. It makes it difficult.”

Brandon Brown may not be racing much for the rest of the 2022 Xfinity Series thanks to sponsorship issues. (Photo by James Gilbert/Getty Images)