The grandson of NASCAR driving legend Dale Earnhardt recently received sponsorship from Veedverks, a Colorado-based marijuana vaping company. Bobby Earnhardt is also the nephew of retiring NASCAR star Dale Earnhardt Jr.
Bobby debuted the Veedverks logo this past weekend when he made his debut at the Pocono Raceway in the General Tire #AnywhereIsPossible200, an ARCA Racing Series race. The ARCA Racing Series is a professional minor league stock car racing league.
Both Veedverks and Bobby Earnhardt confirmed the sponsorship in public social media posts this past Thursday.
— Bobby Dale Earnhardt (@BobbyEarnhardt) June 9, 2017
— Veedverks (@veedverks) June 8, 2017
Veedverks made national headlines May when NASCAR blocked their apparently-approved sponsorship of driver Carl Long at the last second. NASCAR stated the logo violated the racing association’s rules for painting schemes and sponsorship. Part of the confusion stemmed from Long’s camp submitting the sponsorship for NASCAR approval with the Veedverk’s name misspelled.
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This caused fans and enthusiasts of the company rallying behind them to receive their race car sponsorship. Thankfully with Dale Earnhardt’s son, they found their car. This is Bobby Earnhardt first season in the ARCA Racing series after previously spending four years on the ARCA Truck Racing series.
Unlike with NASCAR and Long, Veedverks got to see their sponsorship through. Earnhardt finished 25th in the race and posted the Veedverks sponsorship helped make the weekend possible.
— Bobby Dale Earnhardt (@BobbyEarnhardt) June 10, 2017