The commonly outspoken Denny Hamlin used his podcast to provide fans some insight into the continuing negotiations between NASCAR and its charter members. He described the talks as contentious to this point, but said that he felt better about where things stood now than any point thus far.
What you need to know:
- Hamlin, driver for Joe Gibbs Racing and owner of 23XI, has a unique insight into behind the scenes actions taking place in NASCAR.
- He vocally opposed continuing the status quo of the revenue split between NASCAR and its racing teams.
- Changes to the bargaining agreement between teams and the governing body could have ripple effects in the on track product, broadcast rights, and even driver opportunities.
In the Stands
Hamlin’s insight to the talks include how revenue is split now, why teams are demanding more, and why the deal in house supersedes the next TV deal. He says, “You have to have your house in order.” With this insight from the Cup Series, Chad Almond is curious how the lower series factors in.
Several other fans appreciate the analysis on this topic and more.
From the Pressbox
NBC’s Nate Ryan applauds Hamlin’s breakdown of what is happening behind the scenes and how things have evolved for teams financially.
TDD is monitoring this story and will have commentary from around the sport as more develops.