Just in time for the 2012 election cycle, the Tea Party plans to sponsor a NASCAR racing vehicle.

We_the_PeopleTheTeaParty.net announced that the red No. 89 truck, currently driven by Chris Lafferty in the Camping World Truck Series, will be re-dubbed the “We the People’s” truck for the next two seasons.

TheTeaParty.net explained:

“Over 50 percent on average of the money that is raised from sponsors for the racing team will be donated to TheTeaParty.net to be used to advance the Tea Party movement even more.”

Last month, the House voted to preserve the military’s sponsorship of three NASCAR vehicles, to the tune of nearly $40 million, which the military argues are effective recruiting tools.

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Source: Christina Wilkie | The Hill
Photo: National Archives