Skip to comments.Army pulling out of NASCAR at end of season
Posted on 07/10/2012 7:36:22 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) The U.S. Army will not return to Stewart-Haas Racing next season, effectively ending its sponsorship in NASCAR altogether after a decade.
SHR said Tuesday it is pursuing a new sponsor.
The Army has been in NASCAR for 10 seasons, ..
The decision to leave NASCAR comes as Rep. Betty McCollum of Minnesota and Rep. Jackson Kingston of Georgia are pushing an amendment that would prohibit military sponsorship of sports.
McCollum lost a House vote a year ago to end military sponsorships of NASCAR, professional wrestling and fishing, but is trying again to have the approximately $80 million in sponsorship cut from the defense budget.
McCollum applauded the Army's decision to pull out of NASCAR.
"The Army made the right move to eliminate a wasteful program and protect taxpayer dollars - which has been my goal all along," she said. "Congress is facing a very difficult budget environment, and I want taxpayer dollars protected, even at the Pentagon.
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McCollum is a divorced unhappy liberal to the left of Fidel Castro. Her son use to swim on our son’s YMCA swim team. She was one of those parents that dropped him off, never volunteered, never stayed to watch him swim, and then showed up after the meet to pick him up.
Consider how many kids grow up from diapers seeing NASCAR and the military together in a positive light. When I used to take my ex wife’s son to the races, all he ever wanted was the military themed NASCAR gear. He was as interested in the troops wandering around as he was in the cars.
she doesn’t want nascar sponsered because its more regular, middle class people that like it...not her leftist mob....
I gotta’ agree. This was improper. Reminds me of the ancient SNL skit with John Belushi trying to make the Air Force seem cool.
Then no Basketball, Football or Baseball ads.
The most patriot (and conservative) kids are into NASCAR, Fishing, and even wrestling. To single those sports out is definite discrimination and it is bad for the military, since these are the bread and butter of our military.
Meh. It’s part of their advertizing budget for recruiting. It looks like stupid over-detailed meddling in how the services use the money given them to do the jobs we task them with.
Probably order by zero himself. It was too effective in recruitment. No we just can’t have that now can we?
I’ll drink to that!
NASCAR is still the best advertizing bargain there is.
If the election does not change the direction, the military Nascar funds will be diverted to pride parade floats with “faboulous” drivers and support crews.
Good. This money could be better spent supporting green companies like Solyndra, maybe some extra long-term help Katrina victims, midnight basketball, blah, blah, blah.
Just smart advertising...I'm jes' sayin'...
BM, as Rep. McCollum is colloquially known, is a raving leftist lunatic from a raving leftist lunatic base district in the Twin Cities metro area. She opposes this Army strategy because she wants to detract from the manly venues the Army supports and to cut into recruitment from masculine sources. Better an all-leftist, all-fruitcake military than one capable of defending anything.
What, you got sumpin against sponsoring gay wedding chapels?
Next sponsor, Queens of New Orleans?
Gotta save money to pay for those Gay Pride parties, parades and “festivities” at the Pentagon?
This is aimed directly at recruitment of volunteers. FedGov also cut funding for some “free” military bands- free if you allow a recruitment booth.
The left, remembering 1968, would love a draft so they can recruit kids themselves.
Exactly. Expect support for the "Gay Olympics" and other homosexual events. Until the Congress bans homosexuals from the military, Americans should avoid serving in any branch of the military.
The Army will now be sponsoring interior decorating competitions and gay cabaret.
Glad to see she is interested in saving taxpayer money.
Maybe she will push a bill to boot crack whores, brood sows, gang bangers, drug pushers, lazy slugs and illegal aliens off welfare, food stamps and ObamaKare.
Wonder how much advertising on the Olympics will set the U S Postal Service back?
As late as the mid 1980’s, the United States Government used to sponsor NRA High-Power matches through the Director of Civilian Marksmanship (DCM) which was run by an Army Officer in Washington DC. I remember shooting in them then. DCM would issue the shooters a bandolier of Lake City M2 Ball ammunition if we had an M1 Garand, and we were allowed to keep the bandoliers, brass & clips after the match. I still have some of that stuff. Congresswoman Pat Schroeder (D Colorado) had it all closed down because she and her leftist cabal didn’t think it appropriate for the government to give ammunition to civilians. What a country we once had.
Look for the other branches to drop out soon and a return to local high schools presenting the colors.
NASCAR will continue to honor the troops regardless of what the administration might mandate through DOD.
“What a country we once had.”
That about says it all; it bears no resemblance at all to when I was the age of my children today. Reagan was president, Communism was evil, deviants stayed under their rocks...
I alwsys thought that the USMC had the best recruiting commercials of any branch.
Hell maybe they are just tired of NASCAR and their green bullsh*t. I am.
I could see this coming but am still surprised its finally happening. Norton is right - flyovers are next.