If for some strange reason you get your news from places other than Jalopnik (why would you?), you may be outraged over the millions of dollars in federal assistance NASCAR is reportedly getting in, thanks to a rider that was tucked into the fiscal cliff bill.
The problem is, that's not the case at all. As we reported yesterday, the rider in the bill is not simply giving tax money to NASCAR. It is an extension of a tax write-off for motorsports facilities. This provision has been on the books for years and will be extended with the signing of the bill.