Stefan Parsons and BJ McLeod Motorsports (BJMM) announce at this time that Dogecoin, the cryptocurrency firm, will trip together with major sponsor Springrates and driver Stefan Parsons at Las Vegas Motor Speedway for the NASCAR Xfinity Collection (NXS) Alsco Uniforms 300.
Sean Taylor, founder and CEO of Springrates instantly noticed a major and related alternative to deliver again Dogecoin in NASCAR, as recognition and traction has elevated on social media platforms by way of vital figures positively acknowledging cryptocurrency, akin to Elon Musk.
“Recently, I’ve been obsessive about studying extra about blockchain and the way forward for decentralized forex. I had the thought of together with Dogecoin on the automobile for this race whereas chatting with Stefan following the season opener in Daytona,” stated Taylor. “It was ironic as a result of on the time, I wasn’t conscious his dad’s group beforehand ran the Dogecoin automobile in 2014. Perhaps it was destiny.”
Destiny it was. Though this would be the cryptocurrency’s debut within the NXS, it won’t be the primary time that Dogecoin has adorned a race automobile in NASCAR. In 2014, an internet Dogecoin neighborhood on Reddit introduced consideration to the dearth of sponsorship for Josh Sensible, who on the time drove for Phil Parsons Racing then within the No. 98 Dash Cup Collection. Inside per week, over 55K in funds had been produced for Sensible to be sponsored by Dogecoin for the Aaron’s 499 race in Talladega. After incomes his second-best end within the Dogecoin automobile, Sensible introduced that if he was in a position to win the Dash Showdown or win the fan vote, requiring him to defeat Danica Patrick, he would run the ‘Moonrocket’ automobile without spending a dime on the 2014 All-Star Race. After Sensible received the fan vote and was within the All-Star Race, it was clear that the Dogecoin neighborhood has a NASCAR curiosity.
“Dogecoin has such an incredible neighborhood and there may be a lot curiosity surrounding it. I’m drawn to it as a result of it’s reasonably priced, gaining numerous traction, and has countless potential. Plus, who doesn’t love memes?” Taylor added
“Having the chance to run a scheme that has an unbelievable story from my Dad’s race group is one thing I’m so proud to do. When Josh ran the Dogecoin automobile in 2014, I used to be a lot youthful and keep in mind being so excited at the truth that the Dogecoin neighborhood and Reddit got here collectively to make it occur. On the time, I additionally wished it had been me within the seat. So, to have the possibility for Dogecoin to trip together with Sean and me in Las Vegas is a dream come true,” Parsons added.
In 17 begins within the NXS, Parsons has a mean begin of 26.9 and a mean end of twenty-two. His greatest end of the 2021 season was at Daytona Worldwide Speedway, the place he completed within the 13th place after racing his approach up and avoiding on-track incidents.
Protection of the Pennzoil 400 offered by Jiffy Lube begins Saturday, March 6th at 4:00 p.m. ET. Stay protection will likely be on FS1, Efficiency Racing Community and SiriusXM. Race time, 4:30p.m. ET.