By Jerry Jordan, Editor
Brandon Brown has lived the American dream but his celebration of success became somewhat of a nightmare.
It wasn’t an easy journey to become a successful and winning racecar driver in NASCAR’s Xfinity Series and when Brown arrived at the top of the hill with a win at Talladega Superspeedway this past season, he had his celebration hijacked and turned into a political jab towards the current presidential administration, forcing him to stay silent and out of the political fray. Now, he is taking his name and his celebration back with the help of a new full-time primary sponsor – LGBcoin – a cryptocurrency that aligns with the traditional values all Americans should share.
LGBcoin is a new, decentralized meme cryptocurrency similar to other meme coins and tokens such as Dogecoin and Shiba Inu, that has achieved a market capitalization of more than $300 million in less than six months, according to an announcement from the team. The patriotic coin dubbed “America’s Coin” aims to inspire positivity and unity, grounded in a strong belief in the American dream.
“We are thrilled to partner with Brandonbilt Motorsports and Brandon Brown for the 2022 NASCAR Xfinity Series season,” said James Koutoulas, LGBcoin HODLer and founder of Typhoon Capital Management. “Brandon is not only an incredibly talented driver but also a thoughtful individual wise beyond his years. His commitment and singular focus on his profession is inspiring and his personal story is one that we can all be proud of—an American story of success and perseverance. Brandon is truly America’s Driver.
“We are proud to support Brandon this season, to help him continue his American dream. If we do our job right, when you think of us, and you hear, ‘Let’s Go Brandon,’ you’ll think and feel, ‘Let’s Go America.’”
The partnership with LGBcoin comes after Brown spoke out recently in the New York Times about how he never intended to become involved in the political arena. Following his Talladega win – the first of his career – NBC Sports reporter, Kelli Stavist, incorrectly reported what fans in the grandstands were chanting. Rather than ignore the chants expressing displeasure with President Joe Biden, Stavist said the fans were chanting “Let’s Go Brandon” and that’s when some people bastardized Brown’s celebration, taking what should have been a celebratory rallying cry and morphing it into a viral, offensive jeer.
“I have zero desire to be involved in politics,” Brown told the New York Times, after finally speaking out about the situation. Until then, he thought things would fade away and he could get back to racing and controlling the mantra his real race fans used to cheer him on.
Brown is no stranger to having one-off sponsorships on his racecar. He’s had a myriad of sponsors adorn the hood just so he can chase the checkered flag. Some have appeared more than once but Brown’s primary sponsors have included Green Tech Energy, Jabs Construction, Good Sam, The Garrett Company, Midwest Moving Company, DF Kit Car, Sim Seats and Kickin’ the Tires. It was Larry’s Hard Lemonade, which was emblazoned on the car for his win and he’s even carried his own family’s company name – Brandonbilt Foundations. In the digital currency sector, Brown became the first driver to secure sponsorship from multiple crypto deals. He’s not only had Trade The Chain, but he has also made multiple runs with Baby Doge on the car.
In 2022, LGBcoin will debut as the primary sponsor at Daytona International Speedway and stay on the car for all 33 races, giving Brown a real shot at making the NASCAR Xfinity Series playoffs and competing for the championship. Brown and Koutoulas are hoping that fans – regardless of their political leanings – will embrace the red, white and blue paint scheme and support Brown for the right reasons.
“Having the financial support of LGBcoin is incredible, especially at such a pivotal time in our team’s growth as we work to build to the next level of competition,” said Brown. “From wondering if we would have the financial means to continue to compete, to my first major win (at Talladega no less), to becoming an unintentional meme, this past season was a rollercoaster. The support of sponsors like LGBcoin empowers us to be as competitive as possible and I’m looking forward to competing hard on the track in 2022.”
For Brown, the new partnership is about securing the funding he needs to compete, representing his sponsors and proving to his fans and the NASCAR world that a little team from northeast Virginia can come into the racing world and compete with the big boys from Charlotte, N.C. It’s about living his dream of being a racecar driver and living the American Dream of chasing success at 200 mph.
As he wrote to his fans and all fans of NASCAR in a recent Newsweek opinion piece, “ … I dedicate myself this upcoming season to compete hard on the racetrack and to spotlight issues that are important to me and to millions of Americans across the country.
“Let’s Go America.”
For more information on LGBcoin, visit LGBcoin.io