A race car driver, whose father was a two-time champion, will spread the president’s re-election message at the Indiana leg of NASCAR’s Cup Series Drivers’ Championship.
Go Fas Racing has confirmed Corey LaJoie’s Ford Mustang will feature a large Trump 2020 campaign ad during the upcoming Big Machine 400 race at the Brickyard, 5 miles northwest of downtown Indianapolis.
An artist impression of the design shows “Trump 2020” painted on the hood and on the driver’s side under the back window in large white font, and with the words “your vote counts” on the back end behind the wheel well.
The Patriots of America PAC paid for the sponsorship with Go Fas Racing for the race, which starts at 4 p.m. local time on July 5. The red, white, and blue color scheme will remain for another eight races until the end of the NASCAR season, reaching an estimated 75 million fans in multiple battleground states. The races will be broadcast by NBC.
LaJoie, whose father Randy won the Busch Grand National Series championships in both 1996 and 1997, believes about 20 percent of NASCAR fans are not registered to vote.
“With an estimated 75 million NASCAR fans out there, I was surprised that about 15 million of those fans are not registered voters,” he said in a statement.
He hopes advertising the president’s re-election campaign will encourage more Americans to take an interest in politics.
“I will give my best effort to get NASCAR fans registered to vote, through our team efforts on and off the track,” he said. “When they see the car, hopefully it makes them race to the polls in November.”
Patriots of America PAC urged all NASCAR fans to make sure they register to vote before the deadline, which varies state by state.
“Our mission is to get voters registered and to the polls in November,” Patriots of America PAC spokesman Jeff Whaley said. “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.”
Go Fas Racing owner Archie St. Hilaire felt honored his team was selected for the sponsorship and revealed he will vote for President Donald Trump at the election.
“I am honored to be part of the president’s re-election campaign through the Patriots of America PAC,” he said. “As a Trump 2020 supporter, this team will do everything possible to secure victory on and off the track electing President Donald Trump to a second term. Let us bring this country back and keep America great.”