Coastal Carolina QB Grayson McCall to be featured on NASCAR Xfinity Series car as part of NIL deal

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Coastal Carolina star quarterback Grayson McCall will be featured on a NASCAR Xfinity Series car this weekend at Darlington Raceway as part of an NIL deal with Myrtle Beach-based apparel printing company Native Sons, in South Carolina. The company is sponsoring the No. 6 JD Motorsports Chevrolet of Ryan Vargas in this Saturday’s Sport Clips VFW Help a Hero 200 haircuts, with McCall appearing on the rear quarter panels in the blue and teal paint scheme.

The sponsorship marks an intersection between two NIL deals that McCall signed over the summer. McCall signed an NIL deal with Darlington Raceway in July, with Native Sons also signing two-time Sun Belt Player of the Year. The partnership is also very developed in South Carolina, because JD Motorsports is based in Gaffney.

The partnership comes a week after Vargas earned his career-best sixth-place finish at Daytona.

“I’m very happy to welcome Native Sons aboard our #6 Chevrolet Camaro this weekend in Darlington! It’s always a pleasure to welcome new brands to the sport and it’s even more special to know it will be a home race for them,” Vargas said. in a team statement. “After our strong performance at Daytona, I’m excited to build on the momentum of this race at Darlington to improve on our spring race results.”

McCall became a star at Coastal Carolina that not only led the Chanticleers to dominate the Sun Belt, but also earned them national relevance. Coastal Carolina finished 14th in the world in 2021, going 22-3 since the start of the 2020 season. McCall threw for 53 touchdowns for just six interceptions over the past two years, ending last season having completed 73 % of his passes for 2,873 yards.

Vargas, in his second full-time season behind the wheel of longtime independent car owner Johnny Davis, has gained notoriety by combining his social media presence with his marketing savvy. Over the past two years, Vargas has secured sponsorship from brands including TikTok, as well as the Big Squeezy Juice Bar owned by New Orleans Saints star running back Alvin Kamara.

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