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NRA Lands Big Sponsorship Deal With Major Sport
The Blaze ^ | 3/5/13 | Jonathon M. Seidl

Posted on 03/05/2013 10:12:17 AM PST by Impala64ssa

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — The National Rifle Association is taking its relationship with racing to a new level as the title sponsor of a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race.

The deal with Texas Motor Speedway comes at a time when the NRA is involved in a renewed debate on gun violence in the wake of the December shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.

“It’s not about politics. It’s about sports marketing,” TMS president Eddie Gossage said Monday after the announcement of the one-year agreement with the NRA that includes a renewal option.

The April 13 race at Texas, the first scheduled night race in the Cup Series this season, will be known as the NRA 500.

This is not the NRA’s first title sponsorship in NASCAR. The group sponsored the second-tier Nationwide race last September at Atlanta, which like Texas is owned by Speedway Motorsports Inc.

“They saw it was obviously a very attractive sports marketing opportunity and seized it. That’s what it’s all about,” Gossage said. “It’s about putting on one of the great sporting events in America. I know in Atlanta last year they saluted a lot of the people that make America free. They are going to salute American freedoms and American families with this race. That’s their plan so it seemed to be a good fit.”

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KEYWORDS: banglist; guncontrol; nascar; nra; secondamendment
This could be a good thing. A side benefit, we'll see which other sponsors show their true colors and pull out of NASCAR for fear of being associated with such a bunch of "racist, redneck neanderthals"
1 posted on 03/05/2013 10:12:22 AM PST by Impala64ssa
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To: Impala64ssa

Smart move.


2 posted on 03/05/2013 10:36:46 AM PST by ansel12 (Romney is a longtime supporter of homosexualizing the Boy Scouts (and the military).)
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To: Impala64ssa

The NRA has to warn everyone - dem ASTRO-TURF trolls will be sending fake objections to NASCAR...

And fake twitter comments - and all the other ways dems use social media to lie...


3 posted on 03/05/2013 11:20:21 AM PST by GOPJ (DHS HAS secured: 1.6 BILLION bullets - 2.700 tanks and 35,000 drones ...to use on American soil...)
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To: GOPJ

What do you mean “fake Astro-turf trolls”, Nascar has become another Federal Government teat suckler from green fuel to taking federal handouts.


4 posted on 03/05/2013 11:45:09 AM PST by eartick (Been to the line in the sand and liked it)
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To: Impala64ssa

I would still like to see more CSA flags at the races, but that’s just me.


5 posted on 03/05/2013 11:47:29 AM PST by Rappini (Veritas vos Liberabit)
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To: Impala64ssa

I saw a panel of lefties on TV filling their Depends over this. Might have been CNN or MSNBC.


6 posted on 03/05/2013 12:10:10 PM PST by ozzymandus
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