The ultimate underdoge story didn’t have the ultimate underdoge ending but for a little team that often doesn’t have sponsorship, this weekend had to have been the best in their history. Josh Wise and the #98 Dogecoin car of Phil Parsons Racing toppled Danica Patrick in the All-Star Fan Vote to qualify for the All-Star Race and came home 15th in the 23 car field.
The Dogedriver and the #98 Dogecoin car are in the running for a spot in this weekend’s NASCAR All-Star Race. Josh Wise and his #98 Dogecoin car fielded by Phil Parsons Racing are currently in the top ten in voting for the Fan Vote spot in the All-Star Race. After the sponsorship support from /r/Dogecoin earlier this month in Talladega, Wise and PPR also gave Dogecoin sponsorship of its car in the exhibition All-Star Race.
In addition to the driver voted in by fans, the All-Star Race includes race winners since the start of the 2013 season, past Cup champions, past All-Star race winners and the top two finishers of the All-Star Showdown qualifying race.
You can vote at NASCAR.com/SprintFanVote. If you have the official NASCAR app, your vote counts for double.
Much vote. Very democracy. Wow.
I may have been away last weekend but I was keeping close tabs on the NASCAR race from Talladega. That’s because the community over at /r/Dogecoin sponsored the #98 Phil Parsons Racing Ford for the race at Talladega. Their funding didn’t go unrewarded because the #98 Dogecoin car, piloted by Josh Wise, finished in 20th place on Sunday.
While it’s being described as a sort of sequel to Cool Runnings, the Jamaican bobsled team is really going to Russia for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. However, they aren’t getting adequate funding to run the team and members have been relying on donations and their own money.
Leave it up to the folks of Reddit to step in for some people in need. The good folks of /r/dogecoin have raised $30,000 to help send the Jamaicans to Sochi.
With Bitcoin suffering a roughly 50% value drop thanks to a report out of China that the country’s special bank wasn’t allowing money to be deposited into the virtual currency in Chinese Yuan, people are going to start looking to other cryptocurrency alternatives.
While you may have heard of Litecoin, the latest virtual currency du jour is based on a meme. Get ready for Dogecoin.