View Full Version : Congress women wants to ban Military involvement with Nascar

02-16-2011, 09:49 PM
No more fly by's or race team sponsorship if she gets her way ..

Minnesota Congresswoman wants to ban military from NASCAR sponsorships: Rep. Betty McCollum (http://www.mccollum.house.gov/) wants to put the brakes on the Defense Department's 10-year sponsorship deal with NASCAR racing teams, saying the multimillion-dollar recruiting effort is a waste of money. The Minnesota Democrat is also dubious that stock car sponsorship has much to do with enlistment numbers or troop readiness. "This is not only putting a sticker on the car. This is paying for a racing team," Ms. McCollum's chief of staff, Bill Harper, told Washington Wire. "That doesn't contribute to military readiness." The amendment is one of more than 400 that lawmakers want attached to Rep. Paul Ryan's spending bill to fund the government through Sept. 30. Ms. McCollum's office estimates the Pentagon has spent more than $100 million on its own NASCAR teams. Col. Derik Crotts, director of the army's sponsorship, told Washington Wire in an email that the Army spends $7 million a year on its racing team, and finds it valuable. "Youth surveys show that motorsports is a passion point for young Americans," wrote Col. Crotts. "It is critical that the Army use these passion points to communicate with prospects and their influencers." He continued, "In a 2009 among nationwide fans, 37% feel more positive about the Army due to its involvement in motorsports."(Wall Street Journal (http://blogs.wsj.com/washwire/2011/02/15/rep-mccollum-pentagons-nascar-sponsorship-wastes-money/))(2-16-2011

02-16-2011, 09:50 PM
i hope not-lol

02-16-2011, 09:52 PM
That was dumb.