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and something else i dont understand-winston had to leave cup and nhra because of the tobacco settlement-said no more advertising of cigarettes- yet roger penskes cars race in irl with marlboro on the side of the cars on tv every race-how does he get around the settlement and nobody else can advertise cigarettes?is he above other race teams and the goverment settlement doesnt affect him-seem like marlboro gets alot of tv time with their name on his cars-maybe i missed something-somebody fill me in-how bout it reb-you know

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Cigarette companies are only allowed to sponsor 1 thing for sports in the US. Thats why for the F1 grand prix Shumacher and Barichello and the Marlboro logos covered by white because they already sponsor the Penske cars in the IRL. A few years ago when Penske ran Cart full time and he ran the Indy 500 his cars were blank because of this. Personally I wish there was a ban on all cigerette advertising and promotions at the race track. Sucks when that idiot fan who got their cigs free is blowing smoke in ur face.

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that's what i was just thinking- was'nt this sport basically centered and founded off of hard liquor????sounds like some down home,good ole, southern baptist,hypocritical,close minded way of thinking.....

 

 

p.s- i apologize if i offended any soutthern baptist ,or close minded persons...

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and when i see SMIRNOFF on kenseths car i aint thinking about the drink they have called ICE-i'm thinking of some good ol "VODKA"-and raised in north alabama as a southern baptist -we dont drink on sunday-just all the other days of the week-and horse i aint offended one bit-back home they would give me the $$ to buy it for em cause they didnt want to be seen in the liquor store-never forget em asking for their change back-i would tell em "if you want change go buy your booze yourself"-lol

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This alcohol sponsorship situation reminds me of the recent TMS-IROC race on Friday night, April 2, 2004.

 

IROC was probably not going to be able to operate in 2004 without a sponsor. IROC marketing got Crown Royal whisky to commit. Before signing, IROC had to receive approval from NASCAR since all of the IROC races are run in conjunction with and on NASCAR weekends.

 

With the various ABC rules being different in states where IROC would race, that was also a consideration.

 

ABC certainly was a major consideration in Texas. That is the reason the race was run on Friday night and not as part of the Saturday Busch or Sunday Nextel NASCAR races.

 

The IROC race was offered to TMS quite late in the scheduling process, but only after IROC secured NASCAR approval to sign Crown Royal.

 

It was only in early January when TMS needed another race on Friday night to support the IROC event. That is when ROMCO received the support race invitation and had to "shoe horn" TMS into their already complete 2004 schedule.

 

Back to ABC rules being different, it seems that either Crown Royal and/or Texas ABC were the reason that the age minimum requirement that was placed on ROMCO only a couple of weeks before the race. The same requirement did not exist in the NASCAR CTS/IRL races on April 3 & 4 or on ROMCO's race at TMS on June 12.

 

Reason: No alcohol connection with the June TMS races, no Crown Royal negative PR possibility in a whisky producer allowing minors to race in their event and no ABC rules - therefore, no age restriction!

 

Neil Upchurch

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J. Burton is always quick to critize NASCAR...he's got a real big mouth...not saying he is right or wrong when he does, but he isn't going to get any love from the France family...Like the dixie chicks...its a free country...you can say what you want, but there's going to be a price...what ever happened to that cute little chubby singer anyway?

 

It doesn't help that Geoff Smith that runs the business side of Roush couldn't get a grand stock sponsored...he must have pictures of Jack Roush hopped up on Smirnoff Ice & Viagra!!!

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