Hey, they’re paying the bills

A sponsor is a sponsor is a sponsor, right?

I’ve asked a few guys I know who race in various series (not NASCAR) what, if anything, would be their limit on sponsorships… I always found it hilarious that the oldest guy in NASCAR drove the Viagra car. Would a big tough race car driver drive a sparkly pink Barbie car? The Tampax car? The Valtrex car? Do they really give a sh!t what’s written on the hood when they’re making money hand-over-fist?

Short answer: “No, they really don’t”:

[W]hen you get one you’re so damn lucky to have it that you don’t care if you’re driving the KY Liquibeads Hello Kitty Pocket Vibe cup car, because you’re driving a cup car.

At the very least, it ought to be slippery. Aerodynamically, I mean.

Still:

But I, for one, would love to see the Talladega Tampax 500.

Let’s hope there’s no red flag.

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3 comments

  1. Jeffro »

    8 May 2010 · 12:25 pm

    I’ll admit it – I’m hopelessly a NASCAR fan. Mark Martin’s Viagra sponsorship doesn’t bother me – but Kevin Conway’s ExtenZe does. Why not have successful 419 scammers on board, too?

  2. McGehee »

    8 May 2010 · 3:04 pm

    But I, for one, would love to see the Talladega Tampax 500.

    “How’d you get tickets?”

    “Oh, I pulled a few strings.”

    </Larry the Cable Guy>

  3. Dick Stanley »

    9 May 2010 · 1:44 am

    The Hello Kitty car I would love to see.

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