It seems everyone wants to get in on a fun little online campaign to get a year’s worth of free chicken nuggets from Wendy’s for one chicken nugget-loving Twitter user. Carter Wilkerson’s social push to reach a ludicrous goal set by Wendy’s now has the support of a NASCAR team, complete with a car designed to support the cause.

Leavine Family Racing’s Michael McDowell will race in the Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway this weekend with a #NuggsForCarter decal on the back of his vehicle.

“Iconic brands have already shown their support for Carter, and LFR wants the NASCAR community and the large social media presence to join in supporting Carter’s campaign,” a statement from Leavine Family Racing said.

Wilkerson continues to be amazed by the reach his simple little retweet game has had.

I am blown away by all of the support!” said Wilkerson. “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, and I’m Twitter verified. I’m excited to see what’s next.”

The push has been going on since April 5, when Wilkerson tweeted out of the blue at Wendy’s to ask just how many retweets it was going to take to get a year’s supply of free chicken nuggets. Wendy’s replied with an astronomical number of 18 million.

To date, the retweet total has pushed past the 3.2 million mark, which still leaves Wilkerson a good 14.8 million shy of the ultimate goal. Getting to 18 million may be an impossible act, even if this goes on for years. But we can applaud the effort and it has been fun to watch. It would be nice to see Wendy’s give in at some point and reward Wilkerson for getting as far as he has. He will soon have the record for the most retweets on a single Twitter posting, eclipsing the 3.4 million mark previously set by Ellen Degeneres at the 2014 Oscars when she hosted. Personally, I think that is worth at least a month of free nuggets.

On a similar note, Landon Cassill is trying to make good on Twitter promises with followers if they can get enough retweets for their requests.

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