No Ban in Place, Air Force Renews NASCAR Sponsorship

Jason Ditz, February 04, 2013

Efforts to ban the military from sponsoring NASCAR cars on the grounds that they are a waste of money and simply don’t work have so far been foiled, with efforts to add a ban to military spending bill being removed after the fact. Controversy around it was enough to convince the Army to scrap their sponsorship deal.

Not so with the Air Force, however, which has announced it is going to keep sponsoring the No. 43 car as part of their “strategic marketing” strategy. Discussing the decision, Col. Marcus Johnson says that NASCAR events are attended by “the type of recruits that we look to attract.”

The No. 43 car is sponsored by Air Force, Best Buy and Valvoline. It hasn’t won a race since 1999.




5 Responses to “No Ban in Place, Air Force Renews NASCAR Sponsorship”

  1. [...] No Ban in Place, Air Force Renews NASCAR SponsorshipAntiwar.com (blog)Efforts to ban the military from sponsoring NASCAR cars on the grounds that they are a waste of money and simply don't work have so far been foiled, with efforts to add a ban to military spending bill being removed after the fact. Controversy around it … [...]

  2. Number 43 may not have won a race since 99 but when was the last time Team America, meaning you and I, won?

  3. The Air Force wants to attract NASCAR fans? All I see at NASCAR events are trailer trash, drunks, druggies and belligirent, mindless fools. Is this the Air Force of the 21st Century? Gen. Curtis LeMay and Gen. Hap Arnold must be rolling over in their graves.

  4. Marcus Johnson says that NASCAR events are attended by “the type of recruits that we look to attract.

  5. NASCAR is one of the popular sports car academy in the World. It arranges popular sports car events every years. People from different parts of the World like to visit to see the NASCAR sports car race. The Air Force renews NASCAR sponsorship for the race event. It will be a nice event and I am sure people will definitely like this. Porsche repair Diamond Bar