Following a recent Sports Illustrated story stating the Obama campaign was in talks with BAM Racing about sponsoring a Sprint Cup car, spokespeople for the Senator now claim no deal was reached. BAM Racing, a part-time outfit that hasn't fielded a car in recent weeks, made similar overtures to Sen. John McCain and at least one third-party candidate, raising hopes among Southerners for the first U.S. presidential contest to be decided on a NASCAR superspeedway. Rationale and potential pitfalls for Obama after the jump.
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