This is the Stattmann Baby!!  Time to Scatt a little bit.

The opening line to the pre-race prayer at Friday’s Busch race: “Dear Lord… thank you for our sponsor…”

Truly that’s all racing today and not just NASCAR or Open-Wheel.  Because when racing becomes entertainment it becomes box office, product placement, advertising and sponsorships.

The loser is the butt in the racing seat, the driver!

Last night I talked with four-time USAC Western States Sprint Car Champion Tony Hunt who’s won six of ten races this year on his way to a possible fifth  title.

Hunt is personable, nice looking, good box office but when he talks with a car owner the conversation always starts with: “Show me the money!”

What’s that?  “Show me the money!”

So competition, experience and resume boil down to: “Show me the money!”

Because in entertainment it’s always: “Show me the money!”