The House Appropriations Committee passed a Defense bill that, among other things, contains an amendment that targeted the military’s sponsorship of NASCAR and other sporting events.
ESPN is reporting that the U.S. Army is close to finalizing a deal to partially co-sponsor Ryan Newman and the No. 39 Stewart Haas Racing entry next season. The Army is leaving Dale Earnhardt Inc.’s No 8 Chevy at the end of the season.
ESPN is reporting that Mark Martin will leave Dale Earnhardt Inc. following the end of this season. Aric Almirola will take over the No. 8 Chevy full-time next season. Jayski is reporting that the U.S. Army is exploring its sponsorship options in 2009. It is rumored to be considering one of Bill Davis Racing’s Toyotas next season.