The National Rifle Association and NASCAR have signed a sponsorship deal at Texas Motor Speedway fopr the April 13th Sprint Cup Race.  It's the first night race of the 20132 season.

The deal, obviously comes at a time when new gun control measures are being talked about, but officials at Texas Motor Speedway say the deal isn't about politics, it's about sports marketing.

This isn' the NRA's first dance with racing.  The association sponsored a Nationwide race last fall.