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Volume 27 No. 5
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U.S. Rep. Meeting With National Guard Officials On NASCAR Deal

U.S. Rep. Betty McCollum (D-Minn.) plans to meet today with National Guard officials "to discuss their backing" of the Hendrick Motorsports No. 88 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Chevy driven by Dale Earnhardt Jr. McCollum "has sought to end military sports sponsorships," and this meeting comes as the U.S. Army is pulling its NASCAR support. Even if McCollum's amendment is killed, the National Guard "will likely have less money to work with next year," and the Earnhardt ride "could be affected" (USA TODAY, 7/11).