Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Crazy 8's

I am always open to learning new things and I just learned that NASCAR controls the numbers that are assigned to teams and their cars. DEI cannot sell the 8, but NASCAR can allow another team to borrow it. But wait a minute!!! Don't the teams and the driver's earn big bucks from endorsement contracts using the numbers? So in many ways the numbers pay owners and driver's but NASCAR controls the destiny. It looks like if HMS and Jr. want the #8 they'll need to "borrow" it.

2 comments:

vroom said...

Why can't FranceCar just assign the #8 to HMS?

MIKE said...

I did not know this either. And the whole marketing question is a good one. I am sure NASCAR is getting there kick from it. So it owuld only make sense for them to give (loan) the number to JR!!