2021 Race Winner Brandon Brown Was Forced to Run a For-Sale Banner on his Car

Published 10/22/2021, 3:02 AM EDT
CONCORD, NORTH CAROLINA – MAY 28: Brandon Brown, driver of the #68 Brandonbilt Foundations Chevrolet, looks on in the garage area during practice for the NASCAR Xfinity Series Alsco Uniforms 300 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on May 28, 2021 in Concord, North Carolina. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

In 2021, Brandon Brown has come a long way in his NASCAR Xfinity career. Earlier this year, he was seriously scrounging for sponsors. This is largely because, sponsors play a major role in helping teams and drivers stay in the sport. In a case of desperate times call for desperate measures, Brown ran a completely blank car, with a ‘For Sale’ logo emblazoned on the car’s hood.


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He even went as far as to shoot an impromptu commercial, begging for sponsors. Brandon Brown beseeched, “Are you tired of spending your company’s hard earned dollar on some of these garbage advertisements? Come on down where the No. 68 works for you! We’ve got quarter panels, We’ve got decklids, We’ve got C-Posts! You can sponsor my rear end!”

Brown started off the video confessing that it was tough to talk about. He knew that there would be some races where he would be force to go without sponsors.


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Brandon Brown has definitely turned things around

Since then, Brown has evolved over the course of the season. While he has had an up and down season on the results front, his efforts were rewarded at Talladega. To be precise, he stormed to a maiden Xfinity Series win, which was an unexpected, but not unwanted surprise. Prior to the win, the Brandonbilt Motorsports driver had an up and down 2021 season.

INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA – AUGUST 14: Brandon Brown, driver of the #68 BMS Chevrolet Chevrolet, waits in the garage area during qualifying for the NASCAR Xfinity Series Pennzoil 150 at the Brickyard at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on August 14, 2021 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)

In fact, he had a best finish of 3rd, with eight Top 10 finishes this season. Now, there are three races left in the current season. Brown will definitely wants to finish the year on a high note. Of course, Brandon Brown will be slightly worried about securing sponsorship again. Hopefully for his sake, he does not have to resort to desperate marketing gimmicks to try and rope in some sponsors. At the moment, nothing is confirmed for the 2022 season for him and his team.


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Dhruv George is a senior Motorsports author for EssentiallySports, having authored nearly 12000 articles spanning different sports like F1, NASCAR, Tennis, NFL, and eSports. He graduated with a PG Diploma in Journalism from the Xavier Institute of Communications. Dhruv has also conducted interviews with F1 driver Pierre Gasly and Moto2 rider Tony Arbolino.