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Bacardi buys Patron

Annie

Nitro Member
#62
boy, the things you miss when your internet is down a few days.....


now to go find the thread bashing my favorite older racer because he hit another timing block this weekend....
Do you know why he did? They did not clean up well enough from from Haddock’s fuel leak. They left raw fuel all over the track. Know your facts before you spew garbage.
 
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DrRocket

Nitro Member
#65
As we figured would happen, Tequila Patron is ending all involvement with motor sports in general.

Tequila Patrón has announced that it will depart from the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, both as a team sponsor and a series sponsor, following the conclusion of the 2018 season. The decision brings to an end a long and successful racing involvement for the brand, which has backed winning cars in the Rolex 24 At Daytona, the 12 Hours of Sebring and Petit Le Mans.

https://racer.com/2018/07/16/patron-to-end-motorsports-involvement-at-years-end/
 
#66
Well, as it was alluded to that is likely the real reason why Alexis retired.... she saw the writing was on the wall and decided to get out before the sh*t hit the fan.
 
#69
Before people jump on me, I am sure that Alexis would be able to find a sponsor. The question is, if the buyout was the reason she retired, why can't her dad sponsor her? It's not like he's hurting for money.
 

Jack

Nitro Member
#71
After some quick research Patron sold fo 5.1 billion (yes billion) dollars and JP was a 70% owner of the company. Add in the billions that Paul Mitchell is worth and other investments and I am sure her operation would be 1st class if she ever decided to return.
 

Huge

Nitro Member
#72
Before people jump on me, I am sure that Alexis would be able to find a sponsor. The question is, if the buyout was the reason she retired, why can't her dad sponsor her? It's not like he's hurting for money.
Alexis doesn't need anyone to sponsor her she could run that car on her own dime if she wanted to. It's about being at home with her family. I don't think some fans realize just how much time is spent away from home even for a fly in driver. At least 4 or 5 days on race weeks, and that's not counting time away for sponsor obligations and meet and greets.
 

NJ4MULA

Nitro Member
#74
Well, as it was alluded to that is likely the real reason why Alexis retired.... she saw the writing was on the wall and decided to get out before the sh*t hit the fan.
As Alan mentioned before. When I alluded to this maybe being the reason Alexis was done before, it was because I didn't understand/know the family net work. If she wanted to race, all she has to do is pull out her checkbook; no marketing partner required.
 

James

Nitro Member
#75
Alexis doesn't need anyone to sponsor her she could run that car on her own dime if she wanted to. It's about being at home with her family. I don't think some fans realize just how much time is spent away from home even for a fly in driver. At least 4 or 5 days on race weeks, and that's not counting time away for sponsor obligations and meet and greets.
Alexis made a personal decision but....every interview I have seen with her she sure seemed like a highly competitive person. The type that feeds on it. I predict once she feels her family is on the right track she will need something to fill that competitive void. Not saying it'll be drag racing but wouldn't be shocked either.
 

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