In a post on BlueNC, the Hall of Fame NASCAR driver says that he is the last person you'd expect to be promoting the Democratic presidential candidate.
"I've voted for many Republicans over many decades. And let’s face it — NASCAR car drivers and Democrats don't usually mix," he writes. "But then again, no one expected my state of North Carolina to be a toss-up a few days before the election, either."
He says that he supports Obama because he will fight corporate lobbyists, help small business owners and protect Second Amendment rights.
"I've been in a lot of races in my life," he writes. "But I do believe this may be the most important one yet. Because if we put the pedal to the mettle for this final turn, when that checkered flag waves on November 4th we'll win something far greater than any trophy — we'll win the change our beloved country needs, and the future all of our children deserve."