A proposed federal Defense bill amendment that "would prohibit the Army National Guard from sponsoring Dale Earnhardt Jr.
or any other competitor in NASCAR" was defeated on Friday in the U.S. House by a 289-134 margin. U.S. Rep Betty McCollum
(D-Minn.), who has fought to "limit military sponsorships of sporting events," submitted Amendment 25 to the bill on Thursday. The defeat was the "worst McCollum has suffered with similar type of amendments" (MOTORRACINGNETWORK.com, 6/14