The Washington Post reports:
NASCAR on Tuesday decided against approving a sponsorship based on the anti-President Biden slogan “Let’s go, Brandon,” according to a NASCAR official with direct knowledge of the deliberations. Woodbridge, Va., native Brandon Brown, 28, whose first career victory in NASCAR’s second-tier Xfinity Series inadvertently spawned the coded vulgar insult, had hoped to compete this season in a red-white-and-blue Chevrolet sponsored by LGBcoin, a near-valueless cryptocurrency developed to monetize the right-wing slogan, which is a coded reference to “F— Joe Biden.”
Read the full article. Brown had previously claimed that he wasn’t “political” and wanted nothing to do with the anti-Biden meme that arose after his interview with a reporter who misheard the chanting of a pro-Trump crowd. But then the cryptocurrency outfit offered him a pile of money to cover his car with their logo and URL.
I’m excited to welcome @LGBcoin_io aboard my No. 68 Chevrolet Camaro as our 2022 NASCAR Xfinity Series full season primary partner!
— Brandon Brown (@brandonbrown_68) December 30, 2021
NASCAR rejects sponsorship deal based on “Let’s go, Brandon” chant https://t.co/081fiRuoGc
— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) January 5, 2022
NASCAR has rejected Xfinity Series driver Brandon Brown’s sponsorship deal with cryptocurrency meme coin LGBcoin — a reference to the controversial “Let’s Go Brandon” phrase, according to multiple reports https://t.co/e0yQYIHDwT
— CNN (@CNN) January 5, 2022
NASCAR just put a stop to Brandon Brown’s “Let’s Go Brandon” car sponsorship. https://t.co/mHmcoDPscm
— TMZ (@TMZ) January 5, 2022