Congress cuts DOD spending on NASCAR | NASCANNER

Congress can’t seem to cut NPR but when it comes to NASCAR.. we can cut that!

NASCAR suffered a rare loss in Congress Thursday — and worst yet, it came at the hands of a Republican from Georgia.

Rep. Jack Kingston tipped the scales in the House Appropriations Committee, putting some Southern moxie behind what had been a losing cause until now: Rep. Betty McCollum’s campaign to end the Pentagon’s practice of spending tens of millions every year on costly motor sport and fishing sponsorships to promote recruitment.

 (Also on POLITICO: The race for NASCAR votes)

 NASCAR commands the lion’s share of these expenditures, estimated at $80 million in 2012 altogether. And new estimates from the National Guard show that more than $135 million has been spent over the past five years just for the Guard’s sponsorship and branding efforts through Hendricks Motorsports in North Carolina and the racing team of star driver Dale Earnhardt Jr.

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