NASCAR has officially rejected Brandon Brown’s “Let’s Go Brandon” sponsorship deal.
According to several news reports, the car racing giant Mr. Brown’s team that the cryptocurrency company LGBCoin can not sponsor his car.
The company’s first three letters are an allusion to “Let’s Go, Brandon,” the coded form of a vulgar insult by President Biden.
Mr. Brown’s team publicly trumpeted on Thursday the news that LGBcoin – the self-designed “America’s Coin” – will be its primary partner for the entire season of the 2022 NASCAR Xfinity Series.
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 large blue letters.
But NASCAR quickly asked the team to hold on and said more discussion was needed before Tuesday officially said “no.”
Mr. Brown became a household name outside of NASCAR fans’ world when NBC interviewed Mr. Brown after winning his first race, at the Talladega Superspeedway on October 2nd.
Thousands of fans at the Alabama Stadium spontaneously shouted “f— Joe Biden,” and the NBC reporter mistakenly told the TV feed that they were shouting “Let’s Go Brandon!” and meme was born.
The NASCAR season begins Feb. 19 at Daytona International Speedway.