Junior (and Hendrick Motorsports) just lost the National Guard as a sponsor. This year, the National Guard is spending $32 million to sponsor the  No. 88 car and $12 million to sponsor Graham Rahal's Indy car.

Here's the problem - according to a story from May of this year in USA Today,

"The Guard received 24,800 recruiting prospects from the program in 2012, documents show. In those cases, potential recruits indicated the NASCAR affiliation prompted them to seek more information about joining. Of that group, only 20 met the Guard's qualifications for entry into the service, and not one of them joined."

Here's the full story of the cancellation, including the opinion of Medal of Honor recipient Dakota Meyer, who (IMO) raises some good points.

 

 

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