Earlier this month, Xfinity Series driver Josh Williams took the NASCAR world by storm by pulling one of the wildest stunts we’ve seen in recent racing memory.
After NASCAR ordered the mullet-haired driver to park his car in the garage for the rest of the race for “extending a caution” by shedding debris at Atlanta Motor Speedway, Williams decided to do the complete opposite, and parked his No. 92 car right on the finish line.
He proceeded to casually hop out of his car, and walked back to pit road while waving to fans.
NASCAR later announced that he would have to sit out this past weekend’s race at Circuit of the America’s.
After the penalty was announced, Williams sent out this message:
“After the release of NASCAR’s statement today about the penalty from Atlanta, I want to take the time to say THANK YOU!
I stand behind what I did and I don’t regret any decision I made. I stand behind NASCAR for these decisions and will continue and always continue to support them.”
Although Williams received a lot of backlash from the racing community after the move, it appears that he caught the eye of a new sponsor…
And ironically (or not so ironically), the new sponsor is Parking Guidance Systems (PGS).
I mean c’mon, you already know this company was foaming at the mouth to get ahold of Williams when they saw his move in Atlanta.
According to DGM Racing, Williams expressed his excitement for the new sponsorship:
“I am super excited to work with Parking Guidance Systems for the remainder of the season. Thankfully I won’t have to worry about parking it in the wrong spot anymore!!
Working with them is going to be a blast on and off the track supporting great causes. Welcome to the DGM family, now let’s ‘Park It’ in victory lane!”
Derek Frantz, VP for Business Development at PGS, added:
“We are thrilled to be partner with Josh and DGM racing and hope that our parking guidance system will improve Josh’s parking experiences in the future. We believe our company and mission to improve parking across the country is a perfect fit with josh and his current situation.”
So, I guess something good did come out of this after all.