This is the Statt Mann Baby. Time to Scatt a little bit.

This battle between NASCAR and its teams will go nowhere if both sides want to guard their turf instead of build the industry. Greed and speed can both kill.

NASCAR is saying it won’t let its teams own charters permanently because it doesn’t want to be on the line if the economy changes. Someone explain how that would work.
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If the industry goes bottom up, everyone with a stake loses, right? That’s the way business works.

It’s my understanding that each car with a charter receives a guaranteed entry into every race and a greater share of prize money from NASCAR.

If NASCAR collapses for some reason, why would it be on the hook for guaranteeing everybody’s stake in the industry? Just like there’s no crying in baseball, there’s no guarantees in business.

NASCAR made some pretty good concessions in its latest offer that was heavily criticized by the teams. If the teams want to build a business in stock car racing, read that offer again and get back to the table.

It seems like there’s plenty of room for negotiation if both sides want the industry to keep growing. Otherwise, both sides are smothering their cash cow.

If the culture changes stock car racing, everyone would have to roll with the uncertainty just like they did in the music industry a generation ago.

And it’s still flourishing, isn’t it?