Kasey Kahne In Need Of Sponsor For The Future; Could It Be Walmart?

Austin SwaimContributor IJune 11, 2010

The car above is a fake car for the EA video game NASCAR 09, but the sponsor may be on a real car soon. Walmart's executives were at the Coca-Cola 600, and were impressed with Hendrick Motorsports's recovery to a good finish for Jeff Gordon and Mark Martin, who both got Top 5s after rough nights. Mark Martin is short of sponsorship for 10 races this season, and new Hendrick driver Kasey Kahne has no sponsorship whatsoever. Hendrick makes up 75% of sales now, with Martin, Gordon, Johnson, and of course Junior. Now, Kasey Kahne himself has some fans, so maybe 4 out of 5 purchases would be Hendrick Motorsports related. Walmart, who claims to sell the most the cheapest, would likely be all over covering NASCAR gear if 80% went to a team they sponsored. And the Walmart-Target competition is all over the advertisements, so what better could it be than Kasey Kahne and Juan Pablo Montoya duking it out for the win. Also, DuPont and GoDaddy.com will be leaving the team by 2011, but why I believe the sponsor would still be Kahne's is there is no way DuPont leaves the team for another. Where are DuPont paints and floors sold? Lowe's. Walmart has shown interest for years in NASCAR, and Kasey Kahne would be the perfect guy to say "Save Money. Live Better." at the end of the commericals.