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Originally posted by mikellmikell
......You don't find them in the hood watching basketball you find them doing and watching outdoor sports. Yes I'm white and live in a town that makes me a minority of minorities.
The Navy and Marine Corps dropped their NASCAR sponsorships in recent years, saying they didn't know whether they worked.
Ms. McCollum’s office estimates the Pentagon has spent more than $100 million on its own NASCAR teams.
“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 Army spends more than $7 million a year to sponsor NASCAR Sprint Cup driver Ryan Newman and several million more as part of a partnership with NASCAR. It says the prominent ads on the car and presence at the track help attract recruits.
"Taxpayer-funded NASCAR race cars are an absurdity at a time when the Republican-Tea Party is cutting federal support for homeless veterans, law enforcement officers, and firefighters,” McCollum said in a statement when she introduced the amendment this week.