July 11th, 2008
03:25 PM ET
13 years ago

SI.com: Obama may sponsor Cup car at Pocono race

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2008/images/07/11/art.nascar.gi.jpg caption="Obama may sponsor a NASCAR car."]SI.com has learned that for the first time in history, a major presidential candidate may sponsor a race car in NASCAR's premier series.

According to sources, Barack Obama's campaign is in talks to become the primary sponsor of BAM Racing's No. 49 Sprint Cup car for the Pocono race on August 3. Details of the agreement are expected to be worked out over the coming days.

Full story from SI.com

UPDATE: Campaign spokeswoman Jen Psaki said no agreement has been reached.

"We get a lot of good ideas every day but there are no such agreements in place at this time," she said.

Filed under: Candidate Barack Obama
soundoff (209 Responses)
  1. Nando, Florida

    BARAK START YOUR ENGINE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    July 11, 2008 03:38 pm at 3:38 pm |
  2. NoBama

    Anything to get elected... Hope the #49 doesnt qualify!

    July 11, 2008 03:41 pm at 3:41 pm |
  3. Ted

    If Obama wins it's because he's running a "marketing" campaign instead of a political campaign.

    If he loses it's because the American people aren't buying the votes he's selling.

    Vote Security in November. Vote McCain.

    July 11, 2008 03:42 pm at 3:42 pm |
  4. Strange bedfellows

    Next: Obama goes quail hunting with Dick Cheney.

    July 11, 2008 03:42 pm at 3:42 pm |
  5. Joe Reg

    Obama will win the race.

    And the Republicans will whine and whine again!

    Go Obama go!

    Obama 08 & 12.

    July 11, 2008 03:42 pm at 3:42 pm |
  6. Mike P is Commenting Everywhere

    Come on now, folks. How can you not vote for a guy who thinks outside the box. That's what we need.
    It should be cool, he should attend too. As Conan said it, regarding the crowd there: "Meet your first black guy"!

    Oh Brian, don't be so negative. And if it does crash into the wall, so what? The RNC & everyone who's posted a negative comment about this, will still be beating themselves for not thinking about it, first.

    Obama '08

    July 11, 2008 03:47 pm at 3:47 pm |
  7. Mike P is Commenting Everywhere

    For Ted:
    A Political Campaign in it's essence is a Marketing Campaign. Just thought I'd educate you a little.

    July 11, 2008 03:49 pm at 3:49 pm |
  8. NASCAR Obama??? Yeah, like a Hippy McCain.

    Will they have to install wheels on the roof of the car too, you know, so the driver is ready the next time Obama flip-flops?

    July 11, 2008 03:51 pm at 3:51 pm |
  9. Joe

    Sounds like some people are "Bitter" because Hillary or McSenile didn't have the good sense to do something great like this.

    Obama '08

    July 11, 2008 03:54 pm at 3:54 pm |
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