Rick Perry Goes After All Those NASCAR Voters Who Are Torn Between Him And Bill White
Illustration courtesy Rick Perry campaign
His campaign is sponsoring Bobby Labonte's car in this weekend's race at Texas Motor Speedway (the Perry campaign claims the Speedway "dds $300,000,000 to the region's economy every year," to which we cheerfully call bullshit).
Perry's choice of driver is shrewd. Here are the most recent headlines from Labonte's official webpage:
So, we guess, the guy is due.
The car above is black-and-white because it will be colored in as donations are made to the campaign. But the color it will turn out to be may be a surprise.
Labonte's car seems to be a solid, Republican red in most races. But a tweet from his Twitter page says "This for the Texas race!" and shows...
...a Democratic blue vehicle.
In other news, Perry opponent Bill White has announced he's sponsoring an electric smart car for the race, which is expected to attain speeds of 85 MPH on some stretches and last for as many as 10 laps at a time before recharging.
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