Let’s cut to the chase. NASCAR is just like any other corporate entity. They might manage stock car racing in America, but they act no different than Coke, or any other consumer-focused corporation.
They have meetings, groupthink, and all the other corporate bullshit that comes with being a large consensus-driven organization. Large consensus-driven organizations often have different goals than their customers.
For example, most of the core market for NASCAR is racially white, and they reside in the South. Yet, NASCAR felt the need to tweet out a “Happy Kwanza”.
It’s an utterly out-of-step act that is simply virtue signaling. Most Blacks don’t give two whits about Kwanzaa, which was made up out of whole cloth in the 1960s. Unfortunately, Kwanzaa hasn’t been able to counteract the break up of the family in Black communities that have been economically incentivized and encouraged since 1965 by federal government programs. 70% of births are out of wedlock.
But, some corporate drones at NASCAR thought they could use this tweet to build more market share among Blacks. Unbeknownst to them since corporations don’t think outside the box and try to figure out ways to build market share with the “free lunch marketing program”, there are better ways to do it. Maybe sponsoring auto shop classes at predominantly Black high schools so the kids can learn about engines and how it all works would be better than the simple tweet. You build sticky market share by interacting with customers, not via social media. Also remember, TANSTAFFL.
That brings me to “Let’s Go Brandon”. I thought this article summed up the controversy really well. But, it overlooked a few things.
There is a reason that LGB coin is sponsoring a car. It’s because the woke corporations caved to pressure from hard left-wing activists and pulled all their sponsorship from Brandon’s car. He can’t get a corporate sponsor. He did well in the NASCAR Xfinity Cup Series last year. That doesn’t add up since corporates should want to sponsor top drivers.
Remember, it is via NO FAULT of his. It’s because a biased NBC reporter, Kelli Stavast, tried to make news rather than ignore, or tell the truth about what was going on. If you haven’t read Brandon Brown’s own editorial, here is a link to it. Maybe read his own words to see where he is at. The NBC reporter owes Brandon Brown a massive apology, and she owes one to America too. Her credibility is shot.
All she had to do was a simple interview and ignore the chants in the background. But, Ms. Stavast is so politically biased she couldn’t. She claimed the “Fuck Joe Biden” chant was “Let’s Go Brandon”. It was plain as day it wasn’t. A meme was born.
LGB Coin is a meme coin and wouldn’t exist if it wasn’t for the bias and ineptness of Ms. Stavast. No one across the country would be chanting “Let’s Go Brandon” if it was not for her. Everyone would be chanting “Fuck Joe Biden”. I hope we hear it at NFL playoff games this weekend.
Ms. Stavast is the cause of all the issues and problems, not Brandon Brown. Yet, he is paying a hefty price for it. Yet somehow, she skates.
He had just won his first race, a tremendous accomplishment for him. Can you imagine how hard he worked, how much sacrifice he had made, and how excited he was to win his first race? My guess is Brandon didn’t even hear what anyone was chanting in the crowd.
In Brandon’s own words, here is what he said.
All the advice I got from those around my racing career was to stay quiet after that now-famous interview. No one knew how my sponsors would react and, in my world, there is no car to drive without the sponsors.
So, I kept quiet. I turned down more press requests than I imagined someone could ever get—especially someone just starting his NASCAR career. I was afraid of being canceled by my sponsors, or by the media, for being caught up in something that has little to do with me.
I bet he regrets keeping quiet now. It’s a lesson for all of us. When the hard left attacks, you can’t be silent. You must fight back. Do not give in. They will lie, cheat, and spread falsehoods to destroy you. Do not give in. There is no compromise with them.
Prior to LGB Coin, Brandon’s team had some sponsorship from cryptocurrency-type sponsors. So, it’s not the cryptocurrency angle that is giving NASCAR the shakes.
It’s also worth noting a few things about LGB Coin and NASCAR. LGB Coin went through all the traditional corporate processes that every single sponsor takes to sponsor a car. The paint job and sponsorship were approved by NASCAR. That means it went through the traditional and normal process inside NASCAR.
NASCAR even went so far as to recommend that the paint job of the car be a bit different so that things were clearer like car numbers.
There was interaction between the two parties.
Once the car was unveiled, fireworks happened.
Inexplicably, NASCAR pulled the rug out from under Brandon Brown.
After a few months of back and forth, NASCAR suddenly decided that this particular sponsorship wasn’t going to stand. Yet, this is somehow okay
Remember, BLM is a neo-Marxist organization dedicated to breaking up the American family and destroying American capitalism. Somehow the corporate drones at NASCAR are okay with that.
I thought this quote from the aforementioned American Greatness article I linked to was good.
That sounds like a very political message. NASCAR encouraged its fans and drivers to support the extreme Black Lives Matter organization. But it didn’t stop with Phelps. A number of drivers participated in a league-sponsored video endorsing BLM and calling Americans to enact the radical movement’s agenda.
Let us not forget that Bubba Wallace’s crew saw a “noose” in their garage which caused a whole rending of garments on the racetrack that week. Turns out, the noose was just the way they tie ropes in garages so you can pull them up and down. Confirmation bias is a dangerous thing.
NASCAR also allowed this paint scheme on the track last year. Kyle Weatherman had a “Back the Blue” paint scheme. “Back the Blue” is certainly a political statement. Especially in this day and age where hard left-wing city councils all over America want to defund police and George Soros backed attorneys and judges do all they can to torpedo the police.
Yet, when a driver gets hung out to dry through no fault of his own, can’t get corporate sponsorship because of a ditzy reporter who tried to make news rather than report news, NASCAR becomes an impediment rather than a conduit.
If you are a NASCAR fan it’s time for you to take a little action. All you have to do is write NASCAR and tell them what you think about all the sponsorship. You can tweet at them if you want, or post on their Facebook. But, my experience with that social media thing is corporations don’t listen. A phone call, email, letter-writing campaign to the home office is better. Here is NASCAR’s address and phone number. Make sure you use a stamp with an American flag on it.
If NASCAR didn’t have double standards, they’d have no standards at all. Yes, I am sure some lawsuits could potentially get filed. Stay tuned.