Just one of the returns from NASCAR and there sponsors points funds went up $36725
From my calculations based on 36,40 and 69 registered cars, with 2 crew per team the extra costs from NASCAR are $30,625 over last year, with a greater points fund of $36725, so I'll agree overall that is a net gain for the drivers. I'll admit I was wrong there.
Still sucks to be a part time car, or out of the top 10 where you are not paid from the points fund and paying more (obviously you know where I am biased) , but for those in the money, you are right it is better. I guess you are rewarding loyalty and performance. So be it.
Its a confusing system of money going back and forth, not knowing where you stand at the end, which is why I always said I'd race for backgate for two and a hamburger.
I'll give you the lead on the beer bet Mark, and in all honesty hope you do win it. Thanks for stepping up and taking time for the debate, might clear it up for others who had the same questions.
Why the interest Evan? Because anyone who has ever raced is never really done racing till they are 6 feet under. Change of circumstances, I and most others would be back in a heart beat (nothing directly pointed at Sunset there). So you sit and evaluate from the cheap seats. Want to discredit my opinion because I'm not out there in a car - so be it, I've done that to many others myself