A race-car sponsor will be hunting for voters as well as a victory at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway this weekend.
American Majority, a conservative organization that trains political activists and candidates, is the sponsor of the No. 81 Toyota driven by Jason Bowles in NASCAR's Nationwide Series. The series' Indy 250 race on Saturday is a warm-up for Sunday's Brickyard 400 in NASCAR's Sprint Cup Series. American Majority also will have a voter-registration booth at the speedway. The group's president, Ned Ryun, and Bowles will be available for media interviews and garage tours, according to a news release. Ryun and his organization are affiliated with the tea party movement. American Majority said in a news release that its racing presence "is designed to educate Americans about how smaller government and less spending will 'Keep America Free.'" Bowles is 13th in the Nationwide standings. The series' better-known drivers include Danica Patrick and Sam Hornish Jr., the Defiance, Ohio, native who won the Indianapolis 500 in 2006.