GM troubles not lost on NASCAR drivers
What's bad for General Motors can't be good for NASCAR Chevrolet drivers.
News that General Motors reported a $2.5 billion quarterly loss on Friday and could run out of cash in 2009 without government help left drivers concerned about the brand whose cars are among the fastest in the Sprint Cup Series.
Tony Stewart drives a Toyota this year, but has close ties to General Motors. When Stewart becomes co-owner of his own team next year, he'll resume his longtime relationship with GM, which already supports Stewart's open-wheel programs.
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#1 Nov 8, 2008
with people out of work let TONY and the rest of the rich race teams fund them selves
#2 Nov 12, 2008
When are the drivers going to pick up the pace?
#3 Nov 12, 2008
The #5 car for Jr Motor Sports will race limited races.
Why does he not fund the remaining races?
He does not want to spend his money, but will happily spend the sponsor's money.
“Where is justice?”
Since: Jun 08
Born in Phila, live in Hanover
#4 Nov 12, 2008
Hopefully this will get NASCAR back the way it used to be, good hard racing without the coorperate politics. Maybe the ticket prices will come back down so the working man can afford to go to the races again. Nascar saw dollar $$ and got too big. They forgot the people that made the sport popular in the first place.
#5 Nov 12, 2008
It is leadership. The people making decisions are so out of touch with what is necessary and unnecessary. They make rules that should be changed. They are unwilling, because, hey, I am boss.
Apparently, the leader is content, at least, somewhat. I have read articles in which they considering making adjustments to testing, layoffs, etc.
What about the little teams? The Boris Said teams?
The little guys may fold.
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