Tea Party group sponsors NASCAR ‘We the People’ truck through 2012

Steven Nelson Associate Editor
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Tea Party supporters can now root for their cause on the racetrack. TheTeaParty.net has announced that a NASCAR vehicle will be sponsored by the organization.

Chris Lafferty’s #89 truck will be known as “We the People’s” through the 2012 election.

Bill Wallace, the coach and general manager of Lafferty Motorsports LLC, wrote in a letter posted on TeaPartyRacing.com that the sponsorship will be funded with donations. Part of the donations made to TeaPartyRacing will go to Lafferty’s team, part to TheTeaParty.net.

TeaPartyRacing.com, an affiliate of TheTeaParty.net, states that, “as a dynamic and patriotic race team, TeaPartyRacing.com, attracts fans from all walks of life through participation in NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Events.”

Todd Cefaretti of TheTeaParty.net said in a statement to The Hill that his organization will make money from the sponsorship.

“Over 50 percent on average of the money that is raised from sponsors for the racing team will be donated to TheTeaParty.net to be used to advance the Tea Party movement even more,” according to Cefaretti.

Chris Lafferty, proclaimed Wallace, “is an outstanding spokesperson for the Tea Party movement in the Racing community. In the weeks to come the people will be able to get close to this team and see first hand; why, this is no silver spoon racing team on the contrary, this is an American [grass] roots team that works hard everyday to survive in the world of NASCAR.”