Air Force Splits With Army, Renews NASCAR Race Sponsorship
The Air Force is not following the Army’s lead and will renew its NASCAR sponsorship for 2013, the service said Monday.
The Air Force announced it will continue to sponsor the No. 43 car owned by Richard Petty Motorsports as a primary sponsor for two races and an associate the rest of the season, as well as hold events at NASCAR races.
The Army last year decided to drop its 10-year sponsorship amid congressional pressure and potential budget cuts.
Two House lawmakers, Rep. Betty McCollum (D-Minn.) and Jack Kingston (R-Ga.), have led the charge to pass legislation that would stop the military’s sponsorship of NASCAR and other professional sporting events.