Sources: Sprint Shelves NASCAR "Experience" Carnival To Air First Super Bowl Ad MJ Leads eBay Athlete Merch Sales Chick-Fil-A Takes Wizards Promo To Next Level Marketplace Roundup Constellation, NHL Sign Groundbreaking Pact Rafael Nadal Inks Tommy Hilfiger Endorsement Hornets, Waste Management Ink Partnership Alshon Jeffery Signs With BodyArmor Marketplace Roundup
SBD/September 21, 2012/Marketing and Sponsorship
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Published September 21, 2012
RISKY BUSINESS: SI.com’s Cary Estes wrote the "bigger obstacle” in the potential return of suspended NASCAR driver A.J. Allmendinger may not be finding a team but "convincing sponsors to financially support a car driven by Allmendinger.” Most sponsors "flee from controversy,” and Allmendinger's on-track record “certainly does not help his cause -- he is winless in 169 Sprint Cup starts.” Sponsors “might forgive a mistake made by an established winner, but they have no desire to attach their name to a tainted driver who has yet to prove he is worth the gamble” (SI.com, 9/20).