Obama Campaign Will Sponsor NASCAR Entry

Democrat near deal to have name on car during Aug. 3 race at Pocono
By Jonas Oransky,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 11, 2008 3:09 PM CDT
NASCAR teams move their cars to the garages after qualifications for the NASCAR Sprint Cup series race were canceled because of storms in the area.   (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
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(Newser) – Barack Obama appears set to sponsor a NASCAR racecar in the Aug. 3 Pocono event, the first presidential candidate to try such a stunt. Trying to sell a political left-hand turn on what’s traditionally Republican turf, the Democratic car will likely be part of a broader get-out-the-vote effort, Sports Illustrated reports. Donors may be able to get their name on the vehicle for $100.