Nov 02, 2009 at 04:11 PM
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FanCar Finds Its First Driver

FanCar, which we wrote about last week, announced today that it will sponsor two-time NASCAR Sprint Cup champion Terry Labonte and Carter/Simo Racing at the Ford 400 on November 22nd in Miami.

In order for this to work, FanCar is counting on NASCAR fans to visit and invest $20 to be a sponsor of Terry Labonte’s #08 Toyota Camry at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

“We started FanCar to support drivers like Terry Labonte, a former Cup champion and an old-school, no-nonsense competitor,” said Matt Ferguson, founder of FanCar.

“Now it’s up to the fans to get behind Terry and Carter/Simo Racing at Miami and join the FanCar team.”

After becoming a sponsor, fans will be able to vote on the paint scheme as well as the overall message that Labonte’s #08 Camry will carry during the Miami race. Participating fans will receive a certificate of sponsorship as well as a digital photo of the car. If the sponsorship is chosen as a gift, FanCar will send along an electronic gift card to the person selected. All funds raised by FanCar will go directly to the funding of the #08 Camry driven by Terry Labonte in Miami—no development costs or transaction fees subtracted.

“It’s a great honor and a privilege to be the first driver of the FanCar,” said Terry Labonte, driver of the #08 Carter/Simo Toyota Camry. “NASCAR fans have given me so much in my career, but FanCar takes that fan support to a whole new level.”