NASCAR drivers are pretty much always game to help someone in need, but this new paint scheme takes it to a whole new level.
The internet is home to some of the most outrageous ways to become famous. Teenagers gain recognition for the most random things.
On April 5th, a teenager named Carter Wilkerson tweeted Wendy’s, the fast food chain, asking how many retweets it would take in order for him to get one year of free chicken nuggets. Wendy’s responded back with a rather outstanding number- 18 million.
Wilkerson simply said challenge accepted, but he never could have imagined what happened next. The tweet caught national attention, and he now has over 3 million retweets!!!!
HELP ME PLEASE. A MAN NEEDS HIS NUGGS pic.twitter.com/4SrfHmEMo3
— Carter Wilkerson (@carterjwm) April 6, 2017
But the recognition doesn’t stop there- Michael McDowell and his team at Leavine Family Racing are in FULL support of Carter and his journey to getting free nuggets.
So much so, that McDowell and his team incorporated it into their paint scheme.
The tail end of the car has a huge hashtag that says- “#NuggsForCarter.” This is AWESOME!
— Michael McDowell (@Mc_Driver) April 19, 2017
— LeavineFamilyRacing (@LFR95) April 19, 2017
In a recent interview, Carter explained that he is SO overwhelmed with the amount of attention and support that he has been getting. And luckily, he’s been putting that attention to good use. Through all of this, Carter has managed to raise more than $100,000 for charity. Now THAT is what I call using your power for good!
“I am blown away by all of the support!. It all started out just for fun. I just really wanted some chicken nuggets. Now, we’ve raised more than $100,000 for charity and it just keeps growing. I’ve just about beat Ellen (DeGeneres, for this tweet, the most RT’ed ever), and I’m Twitter verified. I’m excited to see what’s next.”
We are absolutely amazed by this guy! And we’re hoping he gets to his goal. He’s incredibly deserving!!!