INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – The National Guard says it will end its sponsorship of NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt, Junior and IndyCar driver Graham Rahal.
A statement posted on Rahal-Letterman-Lanigan Racing says in part:
“We will continue to work hard to uphold the honor and integrity of the National Guard throughout the remainder of the season.”
The Guard also released a statement saying it spent $32,000 on its NASCAR sponsorship this year, and $12-million on IndyCar.
Missouri Senator Clair McCaskill led a push in Congress to end military sponsorships calling the funding a waste of money.
Panther Racing had held the National Guard contract previously until 2008 when Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing took over.