Major sponsor calls on NASCAR to boycott Donald Trump

Donald Trump appears at the NASCAR awards banquet last November in Miami. (Getty Images)
Donald Trump appears at the NASCAR awards banquet last November in Miami. (Getty Images)
Donald Trump appears at the NASCAR awards banquet last November in Miami. (Getty Images)

A major title sponsor has told NASCAR that they will no longer support the sport if the sanctioning body does not cut ties with billionaire and presidential hopeful Donald Trump that according to a report Friday. NASCAR later said they will indeed cut all ties with Trump.

Trump has stirred up controversy in recent weeks for stating that “rapists” and “killers” are migrating over the United States’ southern border. Univision and NBC Universal have cut ties with the businessman, refusing to air the “Miss Universe” pageant he partially owns as a result, and Macy’s department store announced Wednesday it is discontinuing a clothing line with his name on it.

Friday TMZ reported that Camping World CEO Marcus Lemonis has sent a letter to NASCAR CEO Brian France to express his anger over Trump’s comments. Lemonis’company sponsors the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and last year extended the relationship until 2022. MORE>>>

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Greg is a published award winning sportswriter who spent 23 years combined active and active reserve military service, much of that in and around the Special Operations community. Greg is the author of "The Nuts and Bolts of NASCAR: The Definitive Viewers' Guide to Big-Time Stock Car Auto Racing" and has been published in major publications across the country including the Los Angeles Times, the Cleveland Plain Dealer and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. He was also a contributor to Chicken Soup for the NASCAR Soul, published in 2010, and the Christmas edition in 2016. He wrote as the NASCAR, Formula 1, Auto Reviews and National Veterans Affairs Examiner for Examiner.com and has appeared on Fox News. He holds a BS degree in communications, a Masters degree in psychology and is currently a PhD candidate majoring in psychology. He is currently the weekend Motorsports Editor for Autoweek.