a deal with Oldsmobile to race stockers and super stockers under the Smothers Brothers name. It was a PR deal, though Dick was a genuine car guy.. He did drive at least once at the Indy Nationals, but not in competition. He sponsored some AA/FD cars too, even Garlits for a short time.
He was mostly interested in sports car roundy round stuff, and did drive a Formula something car briefly. The cancellation of their show cancelled the racing program!