|Earnhardt upbeat about National Guard sponsorship|
|Written by Admin|
|Friday, 13 July 2012 20:24|
The runner-up in NASCAR's Sprint Cup standings said Friday he was ``disappointed'' by the Army's decision announced last Tuesday.
Ryan Newman, who drives for SHR, attributed the decision to end the sponsorship to ``true politics.''
Rep. Betty McCollum of Minnesota and Rep. Jack Kingston of Georgia are backing an amendment that would prohibit military sponsorship of sports. McCollum lost a House vote a year ago to end military sponsorships of NASCAR, professional wrestling and fishing, but is trying again to have about $80 million in sponsorship cut from the defense budget.