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Start-and-Park Income to Drop

By February 6, 2013

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NASCAR has been plagued for the last few seasons by teams that start the race with no intention of completing the event.  They run a couple of laps and then park the car and happily collect a check for 43rd place which more than covers their expenses.  It's a nice business but it has no legitimate place in sports.

This week NASCAR announced that prize money for the last four spots will be decreased by about $4,000 per position and redistributed to higher finishing positions.

I like this change.  Let's get 43 teams out there that are trying for the best finish possible.  Hopefully knocking $144,000 out of the 36-race payday will help eliminate the start-and-park problem.

Comments

February 7, 2013 at 12:29 am
(1) KItty says:

What you may very well see is less cars competing, especially in this crappy economy! France and Helton continue to run this sport into the ground with constantly tinkering with all the rules and car changes!

February 7, 2013 at 12:07 pm
(2) HotRod says:

I could care less about seeing less cars, Are you silly a start and park car isn’t in the race anyways> LMAO
God people, why pay someone to make a full field and then let them laugh all the way to the bank.

Think your employer would pay you to show up to work and then go home, Not you would be gone so quick it would make your head spin!

Take all the money and spread it back our to the teams that actually
race.

If the start and parkers still show up and race then they get their cut, make the pay by laps not to start!

BOOM BABY!

February 7, 2013 at 1:56 pm
(3) Glen says:

That is a new rule I do not mind. I never have thought it was right with the start & parkers, especially if I have them in my fantasy.

February 11, 2013 at 12:52 pm
(4) loosenut says:

It’s about time they took a look at last place. But Pay by the lap would be better for 43rd place. Some 43rds and 42s cant keep a decent speed on track and present a problem. Look at minimum speed too for slower cars raise it..

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