Update: According to FOX Sports’ Bob Pockrass, NASCAR has not yet approved the scheme.
Update- Jan. 2, 2022: Brandonbilt Motorsports issued a statement.
“We are very aware and appreciative of the process required to approve sponsors and paint schemes and would not attempt to circumvent that process.
Brandonbilt Motorsports submitted our most recent sponsors and paint scheme to NASCAR, following the standard approval process that we have undertaken many times before without issue. We received written approval on the sponsors from a NASCAR Racing Operations official on December 26, 2021. The team subsequently moved forward with an announcement only after being provided with this approval.
The sponsor approval was unambiguous–the first four words of the email from NASCAR state, ‘The sponsors are approved…’ The only feedback offered was related to minor graphic design changes to ensure legibility on the track at 170mph.
We will continue to work with NASCAR and look forward to resolving this matter and clearing the air as soon as possible.”
LGBcoin, a cryptocurrency meme coin, has joined Brandon Brown for the full 2022 NASCAR Xfinity Series season, Brandonbilt Motorsports announced Dec. 30.
Red, white and blue colors featuring the LGBcoin logo will adorn the No. 68 Chevrolet in every NXS event next year.
Last season, several crypto companies sponsored Brown in multiple races, including Baby Dogecoin and Trade The Chain.
“Having the financial support of LGBcoin is incredible, especially at such a pivotal time in our team’s growth as we work to build to the next level of competition,” Brown said in a team release. “From wondering if we would have the financial means to continue to compete, to my first major win (at Talladega no less), to becoming an unintentional meme, this past season was a rollercoaster. The support of sponsors like LGBcoin empowers us to be as competitive as possible and I’m looking forward to competing hard on the track in 2022.”
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
Brown won his first Xfinity race at Talladega Superspeedway in October and tallied three total top fives and nine top 10s in 2021.
He has one win, four top fives and 16 top 10s in his NXS career.
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Joy joined Frontstretch in 2019 as a NASCAR DraftKings writer, expanding to news and iRacing coverage in 2020. She's currently an assistant editor while continuing to write daily fantasy and news articles. A California native, Joy was raised as a motorsports fan and started watching NASCAR extensively in 2001. She earned her B.A. degree in Liberal Studies at California State University Bakersfield in 2010.
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