NRA to sponsor April race at Texas

Updated: March 5, 2013, 2:01 PM ET
By David Newton | ESPN.com

The National Rifle Association announced on Monday that it has reached a deal to sponsor the April 13 Sprint Cup race, known as the NRA 500, at Texas Motor Speedway.

It will be the first NRA-branded race in NASCAR's premier series. The organization sponsored a Nationwide Series race at Atlanta last season.

Sports Business Journal reported the story earlier Monday.

"The NRA 500 is the latest announcement in the long history of a growing partnership between the NRA, ...

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