Presumptive Democratic Presidential nominee Barack Obama will become the first major candidate to sponsor a car for NASCAR’s top echelon, currently called the Sprint Cup Series.
Obama will sponsor Ken Schrader’s #49 Toyota during the August 3 race at Pocono Raceway in Pennsylvania.
There are two main problems, as we see it. Conservative blowhards will use the fact he’s sponsoring a Toyota against him and, more importantly, Ken Schrader sucks and probably won’t qualify for the race on speed, anyway.
So then, why not try for a better driver in a better situation? Because none of the top drivers would be willing to alienate their redneck fanbase mealtickets by putting a black man’s message on their cars. That’s why.