Subway has ended its four-race sponsorship of Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver Daniel Suarez with a race remaining on the deal over NBC airing a segment that featured the driver handing out to donuts to fans at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
The segment was hosted by NASCAR personality and class clown, Rutledge Wood.
The news first broke on Saturday morning but Joe Gibbs Racing only confirmed the reason once word spread around the garage that the segment is what drew the ire of the fast food sandwich company. The team confirmed on Monday that the segment indeed was the reason Subway terminated its sponsorship.
The video appears on various Twitter pages if you search for it, but has since been deleted from NBC’s social media channels.
Subway signed with JGR as an associate sponsor for Carl Edwards. It stayed with the team after the health nut suddenly retired in January. It seems that Subway was simply looking for any reason they could to opt out of a deal with Suarez.
Suarez is the reigning Xfinity Series champion and is 17th in the Cup Series standings.
Fans have rallied behind the young driver and against Subway on social media. Check out the responses to the tweet below:
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