Struggling NASCAR Driver Now Has More Than $181 Million in His Bank Account!

Published 10/30/2021, 5:57 AM EDT
Feb 19, 2021; Daytona Beach, FL, USA; NASCAR Truck Series driver John Hunter Nemechek (4) leads Sheldon Creed (2) and Ben Rhodes (99) during the Brake Best Select 159 at the Daytona International Speedway Road Course. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports


“Desperate times call for desperate measures.” But no matter the desperation of the times, one shouldn’t compromise their morality and values for ‘a measure’. That’s what NASCAR Driver Keith McGee recently proved and set an example of.

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The Camping World Truck Series driver posted a tweet in which he “sadly” expressed him no longer being able to race because of insufficient funding. What’s more heartbreaking is that the 40-year-old driver expressed that the race he’ll miss out on, is the one he was “looking forward to the most all season.”

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But when McGee woke up the next morning, he couldn’t believe his own eyes. He found he had an ‘extra’ $181 million worth of SHIBA Inu Coins in his wallet.

This is enough money to fund not just several Truck Series Campaigns but take it all the way to stock car Cup Series. It was as if McGee’s tweet reached out to the sky and a miracle (or a mistake) landed in his wallet.

So, what did the driver who served in United States Air Force do?

Mar 29, 2021; Bristol, TN, USA; NASCAR Gander RV and Outdoors Truck Series driver Brett Moffitt (45) and driver Danny Bohn (30) and NASCAR Gander RV and Outdoors Truck Series driver Kyle Larson (44) crash at Bristol Motor Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Randy Sartin-USA TODAY Sports

Keith McGee, the person

As reported by Toby Christie, McGee reached out to Coinbase about the incident.

Though Coinbase is yet to return to his report, the 40-year-old driver says he is ready to “exhaust all options” and would wait for the money to return to its rightful owner “as long as it takes”.

Keith McGee, the racer

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The Alaska native driver finished 29th or lower in his first four starts. But in Talladega, his most recent race, he finished in 10th place.

Although McGee had only made five starts in his first year in the competition, he chose to curb the urge to race over his honesty and moral values.

In doing so, he not only has set an example for professionals but also for all kinds of people. Because it’s not just the sports that are being corroded with greed, it’s the society in general.

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Now, it’d be interesting to see if Keith McGee is rewarded in some way or the other for his honesty. But what’s certain is that all those who read about him would want him back in the truck, racing on the track.

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Shaharyar

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Shaharyar is a Formula 1 & NASCAR writer at EssentiallySports. A Graduate in Journalism from Amity University, he has been a passionate follower of motorsports for the better part of the decade. A Max Verstappen and Ferrari supporter, he dreams of a pairing of the two in the future.

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