Let's use some common sense here. More likely than not, they get recruits from the hounding that they do in high schools (seen it with my two eyes) and incentives such as the college reimbursement. Most people who were not seriously considering the army before are not going to go, "Oh, look, the Army is branded on a racecar, I should totally join up!"
Not to mention, I don't care how many recruits are taken into the army. GI bills are not what they used to be (if at all, I'm still fuzzy about what they did to those) and if anything, more burden is put on the taxpayer with that.
Perhaps you're not getting it. We're fighting tooth and nail here to save some sort of government money but find it absolutely ok to give 7 million to a sports business. College fundings are cut, PP was going to be cut (thank the Senate for that one), Medicare/Medicaid is cut down, and almost everything else that helps the citizens of America. 7 million to a NASCAR company is not helping the citizens of America. I hope you're not suggesting that the bulk of recruitment comes from this, because it certainly does not.
And with this, I'm done speaking about it with you. Frankly, this doesn't affect you in any way, so I can see why you wouldn't be outraged.
That's not how advertisments work. I'ts subliminal.......the more you see it, the more it sinks into your brain....even if you're not aware of having seen it. Is this the first year they've given this money to Nascar? 'Coz if it isn't, they must think it worked for them to repeat it another year!