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Post by flyingturns89 on Thu May 17, 2012 3:13 pm

http://www.usatoday.com/sports/motor/nascar/story/2012-05-17/House-defense-bill-would-cut-NASCAR-sponsorships/55040336/1

So does anyone remember that bill that would eliminate military sponsorship from major and minor sporting events? Well, after some additional support, it's back, and it looks like it will happen. The House Appropriations Committee approved it today. The bill would end military sponsorships in NASCAR, pro fishing, and pro wrestling. The US Army hold 12 races on Ryan Newman's car, while the National Guard take up almost half of Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s schedule.
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Post by PKligBKFan on Thu May 17, 2012 3:21 pm

I don't think it would hurt Junior too much...
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Post by f1fan12 on Thu May 17, 2012 3:34 pm

Cy will be happy!
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Post by BWard on Thu May 17, 2012 3:36 pm

f1fan12 wrote:Cy will be happy!

yeah, btw nice avatar you got there. Smile
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Post by gwoodard41 on Thu May 17, 2012 3:38 pm

Isn't there a car that has the US AirForce as a sponsor as well?
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Post by day500champ1 on Thu May 17, 2012 3:56 pm

gwoodard41 wrote:Isn't there a car that has the US AirForce as a sponsor as well?

The Wood Brothers had it a few years ago. Don't know if they have it now.
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Post by Blake Camphausen on Thu May 17, 2012 3:57 pm

I don't get this...So Newman and Jr get to lose sponsors, yet the armed forces, who spend millions on their commercials, can continue to make them? The army probably spends more on their bloody commercials and other ads then they do on Newman. (Jr. it has to be massive so can't say the same.)
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Post by BWard on Thu May 17, 2012 4:01 pm

day500champ1 wrote:
gwoodard41 wrote:Isn't there a car that has the US AirForce as a sponsor as well?

The Wood Brothers had it a few years ago. Don't know if they have it now.

I think Motorcraft sponsors Trevor Bayne in the Sprint Cup.
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Post by Tanrar on Thu May 17, 2012 4:02 pm

BWardboy88 wrote:
day500champ1 wrote:
gwoodard41 wrote:Isn't there a car that has the US AirForce as a sponsor as well?

The Wood Brothers had it a few years ago. Don't know if they have it now.

I think Motorcraft sponsors Trevor Bayne in the Sprint Cup.

I thought the 43 car had US Air Force sponsorship?
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Post by PKligBKFan on Thu May 17, 2012 4:04 pm

RandomClassic wrote:
BWardboy88 wrote:
day500champ1 wrote:
gwoodard41 wrote:Isn't there a car that has the US AirForce as a sponsor as well?

The Wood Brothers had it a few years ago. Don't know if they have it now.

I think Motorcraft sponsors Trevor Bayne in the Sprint Cup.

I thought the 43 car had US Air Force sponsorship?

They do, but I think it's only about 2 races of primary sponsorship.
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Post by Alta on Thu May 17, 2012 6:15 pm

No damage done really. Junior has Mountain dew still, While Newman has a ton of other sponsors.
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Post by Rykia on Thu May 17, 2012 6:23 pm

Both teams have an infinite amount of spending money and sponsorship money, it won't affect anything. I do hate it though, as I am a US Military supporter.
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Post by PYLrulz on Thu May 17, 2012 7:21 pm

I think it's somewhat stupid that they sponsor (It's not like everybody already knows about it), but I can get why they do it anyway (to try and sway minds).
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Post by Spannerhead29 (Nelson) on Thu May 17, 2012 8:05 pm

PKligBKFan wrote:
RandomClassic wrote:
BWardboy88 wrote:
day500champ1 wrote:
gwoodard41 wrote:Isn't there a car that has the US AirForce as a sponsor as well?

The Wood Brothers had it a few years ago. Don't know if they have it now.

I think Motorcraft sponsors Trevor Bayne in the Sprint Cup.

I thought the 43 car had US Air Force sponsorship?

They do, but I think it's only about 2 races of primary sponsorship.
U.S. Air Force is schedule to be the sponsor of the #43 for 2 races (last year it was the Coke 600 and another race), so that's probably gone now, I'm guessing Smithfield will take those 2 races with some of there smaller brands.
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Post by RACECAR on Fri May 18, 2012 5:26 pm

This is all new to me. My main question is what was the main reason behind this? Does the government see no point in these sponsorships, is the public fed up with it? And then there's the question of who actually thought up the bill and who supports it.


Also, would the Coast Guard and Air National Guard count as branches that would also be affected by this amendment?
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Post by BWard on Fri May 18, 2012 5:28 pm

Will Newman and Dale Jr still carry their Army sponsors for the rest of the season or have they been removed from them?
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Post by oxymoron on Fri May 18, 2012 5:30 pm

personally,

I like Newman's Wix Filters car better,

and Jr. has Mountain Dew so he isn't gonna lose there.
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Post by Cynon on Fri May 18, 2012 6:23 pm

What's more effective? Military sponsorship on a car, or military recruiters at NASCAR events?

NASCAR fans may have a lot of brand loyalty, but has anyone honestly gone into the National Guard because it was on Dale Jr.'s car?

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Post by Rykia on Fri May 18, 2012 6:30 pm

Cynon wrote:What's more effective? Military sponsorship on a car, or military recruiters at NASCAR events?

NASCAR fans may have a lot of brand loyalty, but has anyone honestly gone into the National Guard because it was on Dale Jr.'s car?

I'm sure some idiot somewhere has...
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Post by navycook75 on Fri May 18, 2012 6:51 pm

Cynon wrote:What's more effective? Military sponsorship on a car, or military recruiters at NASCAR events?

NASCAR fans may have a lot of brand loyalty, but has anyone honestly gone into the National Guard because it was on Dale Jr.'s car?
you'd be surprised, I've heard people joining the Navy because it was on the Nationwide/Busch car a few years ago...
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Re: Earnhardt Jr., Newman to lose sponsorship after law is passed.

Post by oxymoron on Fri May 18, 2012 9:50 pm

navycook75 wrote:
Cynon wrote:What's more effective? Military sponsorship on a car, or military recruiters at NASCAR events?

NASCAR fans may have a lot of brand loyalty, but has anyone honestly gone into the National Guard because it was on Dale Jr.'s car?
you'd be surprised, I've heard people joining the Navy because it was on the Nationwide/Busch car a few years ago...


wasn't that Casey Atwood's car?
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Post by bartman97 on Fri May 18, 2012 10:19 pm

oxymoron wrote:
navycook75 wrote:
Cynon wrote:What's more effective? Military sponsorship on a car, or military recruiters at NASCAR events?

NASCAR fans may have a lot of brand loyalty, but has anyone honestly gone into the National Guard because it was on Dale Jr.'s car?
you'd be surprised, I've heard people joining the Navy because it was on the Nationwide/Busch car a few years ago...


wasn't that Casey Atwood's car?

Yeah and David Stremme raced it as well in 05 and 06. Then JR Motorsports had with all the reject drivers he had on that team before Kes drove for him.
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