Some Respite for Brandon Brown With Latest NASCAR News Amid Sponsorship Saga

Published 01/09/2022, 2:30 AM EST
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)

For the past week or so, there has been a bit of a back and forth going on involving NASCAR and Brandon Brown. This is because the Brandonbilt Racing team announced that they were partnering with LGBCoin for the upcoming Xfinity season. The complication arose when NASCAR insisted that the outfit had not cleared the sponsor with them, and the team said otherwise.

The cryptocurrency company was born from the infamous ‘Let’s Go Brandon’ chants. Admittedly, there was nothing wrong with the sponsor itself, but the problem seemed more technical in nature. Finally, there is some good news on the horizon for Brandon Brown. The compromise is that the brand has agreed to an expanded two-year sponsorship and endorsement deal.

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However, this does not include having the company influencing the Brandonbilt Racing decals. Brown said in a statement, “I’m working to achieve my own American dream. I am humbled and thankful for LGBcoin’s reaffirmed support for my professional journey. Their commitment to maintain a patriotic message has already demonstrated incredible potential. I’m excited to help build this brand through the 2022 season and beyond.

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How bad was the situation between Brandon Brown and NASCAR?

To be frank, it almost descended to the point of LGBcoin threatening to sue NASCAR. So, everyone can breathe a sigh of relief that all concerned parties were able to come to an understanding. In the end, it is Brandon Brown who wins, as he is able to go racing for the 2022 season.

BROOKLYN, MICHIGAN – JUNE 08: Brandon Brown, driver of the #86 Vero Chevrolet, walks to his car during qualifying for the NASCAR Xfinity Series LTi Printing 250 at Michigan International Speedway on June 08, 2019 in Brooklyn, Michigan. (Photo by Logan Riely/Getty Images)

It would have been unfortunate to have to see Brown sit out of the season because of legal issues. He and the team have worked extremely hard last year and even snatched a maiden Xfinity Series victory. So, he and the outfit deserved to try to build on the win and grow into a more successful 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.

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