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Posted: 6/30/2003 4:36:03 PM EDT
I don't know if any of yall watch NASCAR or NHRA but the Army and Marines both sponsor race teams. Thats OUR tax money paying for all that isnt it???
Link Posted: 6/30/2003 4:43:02 PM EDT
Yeah, and it's a pretty good recruiting tool for our [b]all-volunteer[/b] armed forces. I remember the "Snake vs. Mongoose" battles between Don Prudhomme and Tom McEwan in the '70s. Those cars had, at one time, very prominent sponsorship by the US Army and US Navy. I think one of them even raced an F-14 as part of a publicity stunt / magazine article. (As if there's a difference.) I think it's a very appropriate and effective use of the military's advertising budget.
Link Posted: 6/30/2003 4:44:22 PM EDT
actually they have been sponsoring race teams for many years now, and it comes out of their advertising funds, and the armed forces set up tents with info at race tracks on occasion. i dont see anything wronge with it, i would rather see a marine on the hood of a nascar then freakin VIagra
Link Posted: 6/30/2003 4:57:24 PM EDT
Originally Posted By DzlBenz: I remember the "Snake vs. Mongoose" battles between Don Prudhomme and Tom McEwan
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That was good stuff. Even though I thought it was a good idea for that era, I still don't buy into it fully. I mean drag racing requires a [b]HUGE[b/]budget for all the parts they break and everything....and it doesn't have a very big fan base, nor is it visible- I mean how long do you see a top fuel dragster...three minutes max! NASCAR is a better investment.
Link Posted: 6/30/2003 5:02:11 PM EDT
[b]buffalo-soldier[/b]: Although the dragster gets much less TV time, it is much more accessible to the fans at the track. That's one of the great things about drag racing: the paddock is very open. From that standpoint, it's getting much more eyeball time from the spectators than a roundy-rounder. Sponsorship of an NHRA car also makes sense because the demographic of the spectators is more in line withe what the military is looking for: teenagers. With NASCAR, the demographic is all over the place, so the sponsors are trying to market to just about everybody. It's much more difficult to target a narrow audience.
Link Posted: 6/30/2003 5:03:31 PM EDT
It's great to see our tax dollars finally going to something not only worthwhile, but pretty cool!!
Link Posted: 6/30/2003 5:18:42 PM EDT
I wann see Brown race an Abrams!
Link Posted: 6/30/2003 5:25:12 PM EDT
lets dont forget about the coast guard, national guard,air force or navy. dont be a dick, thats the biggest spectator sport in the united states.
Link Posted: 6/30/2003 6:20:00 PM EDT
Nascar drivers spend hours circling the track looking for the finish line, while dragracers head straight to it![:D]
Link Posted: 7/1/2003 6:00:19 AM EDT
Yep. Advertising and recruiting, coming from the same budget as those recruiting ads you see on TV. That's part of having an all-volunteer force. If we had forced conscription there would be no need for it. Let's race!
Link Posted: 7/1/2003 6:33:08 AM EDT
{pilot to crew chief} Chief, are all control systems functioning properly, and within specifications. We're going to be pushing the envelope today. {crew chief to pilot} Yeah, it been runnin' good, we rung'er out earlier. It's been gettin' a little loose in the banking, but we took care o'dat. This is a joke, so settle down.
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