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Q: NASCAR Newbie ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   0 Comments )
Subject: NASCAR Newbie
Category: Sports and Recreation > Automotive
Asked by: lindybomb-ga
List Price: $2.00
Posted: 21 Mar 2006 16:34 PST
Expires: 20 Apr 2006 17:34 PDT
Question ID: 710284
How much would it be for an outsider with no experience to purchase,
staff, operate, and profit from a NASCAR Nextel Cup race team?  (And
by staff I of course mean the car end and business end of things.)
Subject: Re: NASCAR Newbie
Answered By: easterangel-ga on 21 Mar 2006 17:04 PST
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Hi! Thanks for an interesting question.

The link to the article below provides a good estimate of the cost in
running a Nascar racing team.

In-House Engine Program - $3.5+ Million 

Team Salaries (Composed of about 90-100 people) - $2.5-3.5 million

Travel - $1 million

Tires - $1 million (costs about $20,000 per race plus testing)

Cars - $1-3 million (Per car building cost is about $125,000 and each
team has about 12-15 cars)

Driver Salaries - Rookie salaries comes about $400k but star drivers
go about $11 million but this also includes other sources like

The article also has a breakdown on the expected profits. Profits will
mostly come from sponsorships.
Source: "NASCAR Nation's Big Story: The Cost of Racing" by Ryan McGee

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I hope this link would help you in your research. Before rating this
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lindybomb-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars
Hey thanks!  I have always been curious about that.  Now I just need
to win the lottery so I can afford my own team!!!

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