Controversy surrounds Charlie Crist race car sponsorship at Coke Zero 400


DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - One race car in the pack during this weekend's Coke Zero 400 in Daytona Beach is causing some controversy.

The "Charlie Crist for Florida" car was the subject of a complaint from the Republican Party of Florida on Wednesday, but Crist's campaign spokesperson said the expensive sponsorship was an in-kind donation and therefore the former governor isn't violating campaign finance laws.

Some race fans who spoke to Channel 9 weren't too thrilled about the car.

"That's just not what NASCAR is about, you know," said one race fan. "It's, NASCAR is about fun. We can worry about politics after the race is over."

The No. 98 car is being driven by Josh Wise.