Mergers seen as a way to survive

Mergers seen as a way to survive

There are 11 comments on the The Indianapolis Star story from Aug 13, 2007, titled Mergers seen as a way to survive. In it, The Indianapolis Star reports that:

By any name -- be it called merger, partnership, acquisition or affiliation -- the latest trend in NASCAR is toward bigger and fewer teams.

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carl

Troy, MI

#1 Aug 14, 2007
Let Honda take over Nascar. Nascar raceing is not raceing. Just a big show. The bigger the money the more it cost. I rember when raceing was raceing was.
You bought a junk car put a role cage in it beefed up the motor went to the track and race. No more true blue raceing sence the Japs came in with front wheel drive. Ask A kid to day where raceing came from? Its just like what a milk.
jre

Troy, MI

#2 Aug 14, 2007
I think Carl has been into the wall one too many times.
lock1347

Schaumburg, IL

#3 Aug 14, 2007
I think I mentioned earlier that they were on the way out! Greed has control of NASCAR and it will ruin it. Sorry it already has.
Gee

AOL

#4 Aug 14, 2007
Can't help but wonder why they don't move NASCAR (and all the other racing organizations) out of the sports pages and into the business section...

But wait a minute, how about MLB, NFL, NBA, and the rest.

Ain't much "sport" left in today's world.
Tim Wohlford

Middleville, MI

#5 Aug 14, 2007
Has anyone noticed that NASCAR of today is about where CART was circa 1995?

All that is left is to issue franchises, and I'm betting that most of the new business partners are betting that franchises will be issued someday soon.

Meanwhile, the IRL has become a regional niche series, with lower-budget teams, fans who get cheap tickets and camp in the infield, etc... in other words, much as NASCAR was in the early 1990's.
Bankie

Indianapolis, IN

#6 Aug 14, 2007
Tim Wohlford wrote:
Has anyone noticed that NASCAR of today is about where CART was circa 1995?
All that is left is to issue franchises, and I'm betting that most of the new business partners are betting that franchises will be issued someday soon.
Meanwhile, the IRL has become a regional niche series, with lower-budget teams, fans who get cheap tickets and camp in the infield, etc... in other words, much as NASCAR was in the early 1990's.
I was thinking the samething when I read it. I could see the big spenders getting together some day and creating their own group they coudl call it Championship Auto Racing Teams. Where have I heard that before?
mad max

Elwood, IN

#7 Aug 14, 2007
yeeeeehawww!!!

giv mee tha gud ol daze win theer wuz muneshine an fast az litenin stok carz VROOM!!!
nascarbleech

United States

#8 Aug 14, 2007
i agree , Nascar is over , once corporate america got involeved , it was ruined , like everything else corporate america sticks its nose in , it ruins it , corporate america and greed will be the end of this country , period !
PAT SANTELLO

AOL

#10 Aug 14, 2007
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
Rod Tokita

Indianapolis, IN

#11 Aug 14, 2007
nascarbleech wrote:
i agree , Nascar is over , once corporate america got involeved , it was ruined , like everything else corporate america sticks its nose in , it ruins it , corporate america and greed will be the end of this country , period !
You got it. It controls talk radio and spreads its agenda there as well. We have more trillionaires and people with off shore bank accounts who don't pay taxes. Corporations who outsource and keep the profit instead of passing it on to the consumers. Republican/Democrat no difference. They are all filthy rich at our expense and telling us how great we got it and to be glad we are not in Mexico. Thet are the ones who won't fix the illegal alien situation. They are too busy trying to make more profit off of them. When is America going to wake up and stop paying attention to diversions like terrorism and the war. Seems like we are usually on good terms with these conutries for ahile before they or we turn on eachother. Then we are the ones who once armed them or trained them Right Osama??? No wonder other countries laugh at us. Great country-strange culture.
The Knower

United States

#12 Aug 15, 2007
The Monster is getting bigger but this will only help move the money around to different series. Open wheel will benefit as NASCAR glass is about full and the cost of racing is flowing over.

Look to see sponsors, money and people moving around outside the NASCAR world.
This is a win, win for fans as we deserver the opportunity so view other forms of racing. The world goes round, NASCAR too but not racing!

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