Tuesday, July 10, 2012
The U.S. Army will no longer sponsor NASCAR vehicles, citing budget concerns.
The Pentagon has used NASCAR sponsorship as a recruiting tool for years. However, an amendment attached to the defense spending bill would ban Department of Defense sponsorship of NASCAR.
Kingston has said of the measure:
"I think that if Southern, pro-NASCAR people say, 'You know what, I love NASCAR. But this is not a good recruiting tool. We've got to make some serious decisions in the name of the (USA).' I think NASCAR fans would appreciate that...
"I don't believe for a second that NASCAR will suffer without these millions of dollars being pumped in by the taxpayer."