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NRA set to sponsor Sprint Cup race at Texas

Mar 4, 2013, 2:00 PM EDT

NASCAR’s Sprint Cup Series spring race at Texas Motor Speedway might make headlines for more reasons than just the race itself.

It was announced Monday the April 13  race will be sponsored by the National Rifle Association. This comes only months after the mass shooting in Newtown, Conn. in December.

Michael Waltrip (right) ran a car to support the victims’ relief fund for those affected, the No. 26 Toyota for Swan Racing, at this year’s Daytona 500.

The NRA also supported the Nationwide Series’ race at Atlanta Motor Speedway last year.

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