This is no April Fool’s prank, Chris Lafferty announced this past week that he would be driving with a new primary sponsor through 2012. TeaPartyRacing.com will be featured on Lafferty’s NASCAR Camping World Series truck.
Together, TeaPartyRacing.com and Lafferty Motorsports will become a NASCAR promotional tool for The Tea Party. The multi-season deal will begin during the 2011 July 4th celebrations. The truck, dubbed “We The People’s” truck, will see its’ first green flag at Kentucky Speedway on July 7, 2011. The truck's manufacturer, color and design will all be decided by “the people.” A copy of the U.S. Constitution will be emblazoned on the truck's hood.
Lafferty assures this new opportunity will bring much anticipated success both on and off the track. “Lafferty Motorsports welcomes TeaPartyRacing.com,” announced Lafferty. “We will bring ‘The People’s Truck’ to the front.” Lafferty is a perfect fit for the tea party movement due in large part to his grassroots upbringing. He will be speaking at rallies around the country with "The People's Truck" in tow.
Thursday night, Lafferty was featured on FOX News Special Report with Bret Baier. This past week Lafferty has also been on CNN, in the NY Times, USA TODAY and in the Washington Post. Well-known political websites such as POLITICO and The Hill have all cast a new spotlight on Lafferty. Next week, Lafferty plans to be in New York doing more interviews. With Lafferty quickly being thrust into the political spotlight, Lafferty will miss this week’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Martinsville.
“There simply just weren’t enough hours in the day to get everything done,” sighs Lafferty. “We will be at Martinsville this weekend; we just won’t have the #89 truck.” Lafferty plans to race again on April 22nd at Nashville. There are still several opportunities on the truck for marketing partners for Nashville.
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