ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – Senator Claire McCaskill is targeting the Army National Guard for its spending at NASCAR. She led a hearing on waste and abuse in spending on sports related marketing and sponsorships. McCaskill Says each year the National Guard spends 37 percent of its budget, or more than $56-million on marketing with NASCAR and Indy Car. In 2012, not a single National Guard soldier was recruited from the NASCAR sponsorship program.
“I like NASCAR and I love the National Guard. This hearing is not about demonizing. It is about return on federal tax dollars.” said Sen. Claire McCaskill – D-Missouri.
McCaskill questioned the acting director for the National Guard and the person responsible for contracts on why the guard continues these contracts when almost every other service branch has discontinued them.