The No. 99 Chevrolet Camaro driven by Stepfan Parsons this weekend at Las Vegas Motor Speedway will have the Dogecoin appearing on the hood and side panels.
Springrates, an automotive suspension source, will also be appearing on the carwhich BJ McLeod Motorsports hopes will propel the car to the moon, or the front of the field. In fact founder and CEO Sean Taylor is the reason Dogecoin is on the car to start with.
“Lately, I have been obsessed with learning more about blockchain and the future of decentralized currency. I had the idea of including Dogecoin on the car for this race while chatting with Stefan following the season opener in Daytona,” said Taylor. “It was ironic because at the time, I wasn’t aware his dad’s team previously ran the Dogecoin car in 2014. Maybe it was fate.”
Back in 2014 Dogecoin first appeared on a NASCAR race car driven by Josh Wise after members of Reddit chipped in $55,000 in funds for the Talladega race and Wise would defeat Danica Patrick for the fan vote earning entry into the 2014 All-Star Race.
“Dogecoin has such a great community and there is so much interest surrounding it. I’m drawn to it because it’s affordable, gaining a lot of traction, and has endless potential. Plus, who doesn’t love memes?” Taylor added.
“Having the opportunity to run a scheme that has an incredible story from my Dad’s race team is something I am so proud to do. When Josh ran the Dogecoin car in 2014, I was much younger and remember being so excited at the fact that the Dogecoin community and Reddit came together to make it happen. At the time, I also wished it were me in the seat. So, to have the chance for Dogecoin to ride along with Sean and me in Las Vegas is a dream come true,” Parsons added.