NASCAR looks to free up space on cars

Discussion in 'NASCAR chat' started by FLRacingFan, Dec 4, 2017.

  1. FLRacingFan

    FLRacingFan Team Owner

  2. ChexOrWrex

    ChexOrWrex Ya gotta wanna

    NASCAR declined to comment about the changes.
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  3. Skoalbandit33

    Skoalbandit33 Team Owner

    It is ironic that so many teams can't find sponsors for the space they have so more space is being made available. Hopefully these spots will be valuable to certain entities and will generate some revenue for the teams. I heard RCR will sell each side of the fender for $2500 or both for $4000. Sargento Cheese was interested but Velveeta nixed it...........:D
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  4. Charlie Spencer

    Charlie Spencer Short tracks and road courses rule.

    Yeah, my first reaction was that the teams already have more inventory than they can sell now.
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  5. aunty dive

    aunty dive Team Owner

    “... the teams will pool the new space and sell it collectively, similar to a league-type asset ...”

    Or y’all could muse over this. Tick. Tock.
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  6. dpkimmel2001

    dpkimmel2001 Team Owner

    Personally, I like to base my opinion on headlines only. More fun that way and far less reading involved.
  7. Towmater

    Towmater Crew Chief

    Might have to do with where that is on the car. Due to the camera angles the networks are using it is getting harder and harder to see different areas of the car. There are some cars that I can't figure out who the main sponsor is on the hood. The logos are hard to figure out at times. By freeing up different areas that were closed off before maybe a sponsor will be more willing to spend money to slap their logo there to promote their brand.
  8. blue92

    blue92 Team Owner

    They go by so fast I can't read it so I think it's a scam.
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  9. Formerjackman

    Formerjackman Team Owner

    It also may have to do with the fact that there are fewer and fewer contingency sponsors, and fewer decals on the front fender. Go back and look at the sponsors that were there in say 2000, and the number now. I know a couple of companies that got out when NASCAR cut back on the number of garage passes that contingency sponsors could give out.
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  10. Skoalbandit33

    Skoalbandit33 Team Owner

    If times were good this would be huge news but of course if things were good this wouldn't be happening. This isn't rearranging deck chairs on the Titanic but it is lip service for all intents and purposes.
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  11. Team Penske

    Team Penske Team Owner

    Sponsorship dollars being tight makes this a great move. It allows the car owner to sell many small ads instead of always trying for the big sponsor. In all advertising revenue there is the option of what size of add space do you want.
    Good move for the owners and possibly some drivers personal sponsors.
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  12. FLRacingFan

    FLRacingFan Team Owner

  13. Formerjackman

    Formerjackman Team Owner

    We had a gambling sponsor in ARCA 15 years ago! Golden Palace Online Casino.
  14. 2 Sweet

    2 Sweet Legend

    Man, I sure hope they don't dick around with the numbers......



  15. Larsonfan1995

    Larsonfan1995 Team Owner

    I don't care if it's a cup car, dirt modified, late model, V8 supercar, or street legal car painted to look like a race car. The number on the quarter panel is UGLY.
  16. The Nature Boy

    The Nature Boy Stylin and Profilin

    Why go to 15 years ago? We've had a gambling sponsor in NASCAR for as long as Brendan Gaughan has been driving.
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  17. Charlie Spencer

    Charlie Spencer Short tracks and road courses rule.

    I don't care where they put the numbers. If moving them behind the wheel brings in more income for the teams, go for it. Heck, the numbers on the roof aren't used for manual scoring any more; take them off and sell that space too.

    What I'm still waiting on is the digital running order position in the rear window. :blink:
  18. dpkimmel2001

    dpkimmel2001 Team Owner

    Yep, this would be a great thing, especially for an at track fan.
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  19. Speedbowl14

    Speedbowl14 Tony Stewart and the Waterford Speedbowl

    So if contingency sponsors are going to become digital-based (greater presence on NASCAR social media) free up physical sponsor space on the cars...doesn't that undermine the value of the car in the process???
  20. Revman

    Revman TRD/Toyota: 2017 Drivers/ Manufacturers Champion

    Another crucial rule change.
  21. Charlie Spencer

    Charlie Spencer Short tracks and road courses rule.

    'Crucial'??? It will have absotively, posilutely no direct impact on the on-track racing.
  22. Revman

    Revman TRD/Toyota: 2017 Drivers/ Manufacturers Champion

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