Saturday, February 19, 2011
Guess what? Your tax dollars support NASCAR
I heard this on "Wait, Wait Don't Tell Me" and decided I had to verify it. It turns out to be true: The U.S. Army sponsors a NASCAR car, to the tune of millions of dollars a year.
Now it's a little more of a gray area than just a plain sponsorship - by sponsoring a car, you get to cover it with Army logos and basically use it as a recruitment tool.
But still... NASCAR? Apparently, the Marines, Navy and other branches have cut ties with NASCAR recently, but the Army continues to spend your tax dollars on the dumbest of all events - cars driving in a circle.