It appeared that Barack Obama may have found a running mate – racecar driver Ken Schrader.
Sports Illustrated reported Friday that the Democratic presidential candidate is in talks to sponsor Schrader's No.49 car at Pocono on Aug. 3
Late Friday, however, the Obama campaign said there would be no sponsorship.
“The Obama campaign will not be sponsoring a car in the Sprint Cup series, though we will continue to look for ways to reach out to voters,” said Bill Burton, an Obama campaign spokesman.
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Obama wouldn't have been the first presidential candidate to buy into racing. In 2002, Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards' political action committee sponsored a dirt-track racer in Iowa.