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Is coorporate ownership of teams good for NASCAR?

We saw it start with Red Bull racing. Then Roush joned up with Fenway, Evernham with Gillette, and DEI with Ginn Enterprises. This was a sport that was spawned from the working class, and grew with the hard work of families like the Pettys and the Woods. Everyone looked out for each other and took care of each other. Now we are seeing drivers like Marlin out of the job. Even though he was not leading laps each weekend, and hasn't won a race in years, he still had a following and a fan base. This is a trend that we will continue to see as more and more coorporate owners come in. Other sports have unions that protect the players from greedy owners, but NASCAR drivers can't join a union. Does anyone see something good that can come from the "fat cats" comming on board?

Asked By: - 9/17/2007
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Really the first corporate owner ship could be the somewhat success of Carl Kiekhaefer in '55 and '56.He had corporate sponsor ship with Mercury Boat Motors and Chrysler... More
Answered By: PAPABILL - 9/17/2007
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The "fatcats" have been on board for a long time my friend. I mean it's like with any major sport today if you aren't winning, ever, you are not going to have a job. Even if you do have a fan base. As a human being that is sad but it's the way of life in our society.
Answered By: Busymom21 - 9/17/2007
 
I agree with you 100% and I don't see anything good coming out of this in the long haul. NASCAR is starting to resemble CART in quite a few ways and you see what happened to that series.
Answered By: Douglas - 9/17/2007
 
I see nothing good. All this has lots to do with Toyota and the 200 million plus they spent this year and the billion dollars they will spend for a championship.
Answered By: beth - 9/17/2007
 
Interestingly, this was a topic on Tradin' Paint this week. In fact this edition of Tradin' Paint was pretty "deep" into corporate ownerships, the possibility of NASCAR going international, etc. Kyle Petty's take on it is that we are going to see more and more mergers but not necessarily totally new people coming in... More
Answered By: Sally B - 9/17/2007
 
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