NASCAR President Steve Phelps denounced the viral slogan “Let’s Go Brandon” which originated in one of their races.
Phelps told Associated Press Friday that the association will pursue an action against any illegal use of its trademarks, including on the famous “Let’s Go Brandon” t-shirts.
“We’re going to go after anyone (use logos) and get that stuff,” Phelps said. “That’s no good. It is not okay that you are using our brands illegally, regardless of whether we agree with what the position is. “
The rally cry originated in a NASCAR race in October, after Brandon Brown won for the first time in his career.
At the time, the crowd at sporting events regularly sang “f-ck Joe Biden,” but the reporter interviewing Brown, NBC Sports reporter Kelli Stavast, claimed on the air that they were singing “Let’s Go Brandon” to support him.
Phelps said the meme is “out of luck” and that he feels sorry for Brown and Stavast.
“It’s an unfortunate situation and I feel for Brandon, I feel for Kelli,” Phelps said. “I think unfortunately it speaks to the state we are in as a country. We do not want to associate ourselves with politics, neither on the left nor on the right “.