Sponsorship Woes - How Widespread Is It?


Active Member
Oct 22, 2008
Edmonton, Alberta
The racing is better in the Nationwide series than the IRL come on now. The ratings for that series have been higher than champcar/IRL since the mid 90's when the cup drivers didnt invade by the 10's. So nope its not that.

They "decided" to broadcast the series all year long because it was part of the negotiations to get the cup series.


Well-Known Member
Nov 6, 2008
Add yet another to the mix.....

RCR to scale back to two teams? There is speculation that Chevy team owner Richard Childress may have to cut back to a two-car operation next season, if the Shell [#29-Harvick]and Jack Daniels [#07-Casey Mears] sponsorships are not renewed. Childress says he intends to have four Cup teams again next year, but conceded sponsorship issues remain to be resolved. Childress, through the Winston-Salem law firm Womble, Carlyle, has filed legal papers over what he says is GM's non-payment of a bill of $2,538,750. Childress insists he's not suing GM over its failure to make that payment due June 15th. That bill would apparently be a scheduled quarterly payment, part of a $10 million a year Chevrolet sponsorship for Childress' four-team operation.