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NASCAR driver's car to feature 'Trump 2020' logo for 9 races
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NASCAR driver's car to feature 'Trump 2020' logo for 9 races

Pocono Cup Auto Racing

The No. 32 car of Corey LaJoie displays a Trump 2020 sticker as he competes during a NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Pocono Raceway, Saturday, June 27, 2020, in Long Pond, Pa.

NASCAR driver Corey LaJoie drew attention during the Pocono Organics 325 and Pocono 350 when he drove a car featuring a Donald Trump decal. This sponsorship created many conversations, and this will continue for the foreseeable future. LaJoie will have the Trump 2020 sponsorship for nine more races.

Go Fas Racing, one of the smaller teams in stock car racing, confirmed the news with a press release detailing the partnership. Trump is not paying for the sponsorship; Patriots of America PAC will pay for the $350,000 sponsorship deal to promote the president's reelection campaign.

Along with the deal comes a new design. The red, white and blue Ford Mustang will feature "Trump 2020" in huge letters in multiple spots.

Corey LaJoie

Corey LaJoie stands by his car before the start of the NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Pocono Raceway, Sunday, June 28, 2020, in Long Pond, Pa.

"Our mission is to get voters registered and to the polls in November. We are excited about our sponsorship with Go Fas Racing No. 32 and Corey LaJoie. We feel this partnership is the best way to help us communicate this message to the NASCAR community and encourage all Americans to do their part by heading to the polls", said Jeff Whaley on behalf of Patriots of America PAC in a press release.

When the first decal surfaced during NASCAR's doubleheader, fans had several questions on social media. Some wondered if LaJoie personally supports Trump or if this was simply a way for a small team to make some money. They also expressed surprise upon discovering that the Patriots of America PAC paid $350,000 for the sponsorship.

FOX Sports reporter Bob Pockrass saw the questions and provided some more context. He explained that the amount of money spent indicated that the sponsorship would continue for some time. The press release confirmed his comments and set the stage for ongoing discussions.

The complete Trump paint scheme will debut on Sunday when LaJoie heads to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. He will compete in the Big Machine Hand Sanitizer 400, the first NBC Sports race of the season. He will drive 400 miles while trying to get NASCAR fans to register to vote.


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