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NRA Sponsorship of Texas Race Thrusts Politics into NASCAR

This week's NASCAR event at the Texas Motor Speedway is being billed as the NRA 500.NRA of course being the National Rifle Association. The NRA sponsorship of this weekend's Sprint Cup race is bound to thrust some political issues into the world of NASCAR.This is the first time that the NRA has sponsored a Sprint Cup event. The organization sponsored a Nationwide Series event last season at the Atlanta Motor Speedway. For those of you unaware, the NRA is at ground zero currently in our nation's gun debate. A debate that has taken center stage since the horrific tragedies in Aurora, Colorado and at Sandy Hook Elementary School.From a business standpoint this makes sense.Traditionally the driver who wins the pole award at this event receives ...

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