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Financial crunch speeding big layoffs at NASCAR

There are 3 comments on the GoErie.com story from Nov 18, 2008, titled Financial crunch speeding big layoffs at NASCAR. In it, GoErie.com reports that:

The glitz and glamour surrounding NASCAR's championship-deciding race roared on at Homestead-Miami Speedway as if nothing was amiss.

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Craig

Omaha, NE

#1 Nov 18, 2008
Is anyone really surprised that this is happening? I'm only surprised that it took this long. NASCAR came about what a bunch of good old boys got together to race "what they brung" to the track. It was an affordable, fun and exciting event that could be enjoyed by the average blue collar family.

Now there is absolutely nothing stock about this stock car racing. It has changed into big business that requires big money to build the cars and compete. Ticket prices have been out of reach of the average race fan for years, no one I know attends a race any more, we watch it on TV if we can find it. The tracks all sport large luxury suites aimed at big businesses are wweaalthy clients. The cars are one off, custom built items, not anything off the showroom floor. The only resemblence to something you and I can relate to are the car look alike deaclas applied to uniform body panels. I feel pretty confident in saying there is nothing I can by at an auto parts store that is like any part used on a current NASCAR car or truck.
Tony Stewart was right on the mark when he described NASCAR more like professional wrestling these days than actual stock car racing.
Becky

United States

#2 Nov 18, 2008
I'm surprised it's happening in the Hendrick camp. When they're in trouble it's bad.

“Sprint Cup Series Champion”

Since: Nov 08

New York, NY

#3 Nov 18, 2008
There aren't any layoffs on Jimmies team. I've been to Hendrick Headquarters it's the new Taj Mahal the intimidater bragged about long ago.

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