Corey LaJoie’s No. 32 car will debut a new “Trump 2020” paint job at the Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Sunday.The new look comes due to a sponsorship from the pro-Trump Patriots of America PAC, and will be present for nine upcoming races.It’s not the first time groups supporting Trump have outfitted a racecar in an election effort.Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories.
NASCAR driver Corey LaJoie and the team behind his No. 32 car will debut a new “Trump 2020” inspired paint scheme on Sunday at the Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.The new look for LaJoie’s car comes after a sponsorship from the Patriots of America PAC, which is paying to have the car owned by Go Fas Racing outfitted with its new pro-Trump look through nine upcoming races.Go Fas Racing revealed the upcoming paint job in a tweet on Wednesday.—Go Fas Racing (@GoFasRacing32) July 1, 2020In a statement, LaJoie said he hoped to use the moment to encourage more NASCAR fans to register to vote.
“With an estimated 75 million NASCAR fans out there, I was surprised that about 15 million of those fans are not registered voters,” LaJoie said. “I will give my best effort to get NASCAR fans registered to vote, through our team efforts on and off the track. When they see the car, hopefully it makes them race to the polls in November.”Team owner Archie St. Hilaire voiced his excitement about the partnership in the same statement.”I am honored to be part of the President’s re-election campaign through the Patriots of America PAC. As a Trump 2020 supporter, this team will do everything possible to secure victory on and off the track electing President Donald Trump to a second term. Let us bring this country back and Keep America Great!” said Hilaire.LaJoie’s car has sported a number of interesting looks so far this season, including racing in a car outfitted with his own face wearing a mask earlier in the season.
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