Nascar driver Landon Cassill will be fully paid in cryptocurrencies after inking a sponsorship deal with crypto investing app Voyager, a first for the iconic auto racing company.
His payout will be mainly comprised of Bitcoin and Litecoin.
Cassill has been dabbling in crypto for several years, which is why the trailblazing move is "comfortable" for him:
There’s a handful of drivers that are into crypto, but I’m probably one that’s been in it for long enough that’s I’m pretty comfortable with how it works.
The 31-year-old driver says that he may “carve out” some of his crypto to pay bills but plans to hold the rest.
After making waves in football and basketball, crypto is now permeating car racing. Earlier today, leading racing team McLaren announced its foray into the NFT space by making Tezos its official technical partner.