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Completed Nascar Racer is Stunning Promotion for Dogecoin

After a successful dogecoin fundraising campaign, Josh Wise's completed Ford is a great ad for the cryptocurrency.

Apr 28, 2014 at 1:31 p.m. UTC
Updated Sep 11, 2021 at 10:42 a.m. UTC

Dogecoin Nascar frontOnly a month ago, Josh Wise was a Nascar driver struggling with a lack of sponsors – until, that is, his plight was noticed by the dogecoin community who saw the chance to do some good and get some great promotion in the process.

Quickly a fund-raising scheme was set up on reddit and the DOGE started rolling in – with one donator, Moolah founder Alex Green, accidentally giving ten times what he had planned.

Since the campaign kicked off, around 68 million dogecoins have been donated to support Wise.

Dogecoin Nascar side

Now pictures have been released of the completed Ford Fusion, which has 'DOGECOIN' emblazoned on front and sides, as well as the altcoin's shiba inu dog logo to win over the hearts of US racegoers.

There's even a rocket behind the rear wheel next to the doge catchphrase 'to the moon!'.

Dogecoin Nascar rear

Altruistic leaning

The dogecoin community has built somewhat of a reputation for unusual fundraisers, with help given to both Indian and Jamaican Olympians to attend the Sochi Winter Olympics earlier this year. On a more serious note, cash was also raised for a drought-stricken region of Kenya for new water wells.

More recently, an ethical coffee shop and creative space received a helping hand from Manchester’s small dogecoin community in the UK, and an anonymous Banksy-like character known as 'Hood' has been giving away thousands of dollars-worth of dogecoin to address social injustice in California.

As well as providing Wise with much needed cash, the press garnered by the latest campaign and the stunning exterior design of the race car look likely to gain dogecoin a large new audience when it takes to the track at Talladega on 4th May.

Images via caphits / imgur

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