On Wednesday night the House took the vote to end all sponsorships from the military in NASCAR. The proposed ban would of disallowed the military to use sports such as NASCAR as a recruiting tool. After last weeks shocking news that the Army was going to back out of NASCAR all together in 2013, which leaves driver Ryan Newman without full time sponsorship, fans took to Twitter in outrage at the proposers of the amendment Jack Kingston (R-GA) and Betty McCollum (D-Minn.).
The vote initially failed a voice vote, but Rep. McCollum forced a recorded vote. The vote failed by only 14 votes at 216-202.
Monday, all four major spots leagues and NASCAR sent a letter to House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio), asking him to ensure the bill amendment was not adopted. The amendment was part of a larger $608 billion Department of Defense appropriations bill for 2013.
If the vote would of passed, one of the most popular drivers in the sport Dale Earnhardt Jr. would of found himself without sponsor...