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Author Topic: GM Cutting Support to Trucks and Nationwide  (Read 586 times)
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« on: June 12, 2009, 11:06:09 AM »

Just another nail in the coffin for the truck series.  First Dodge drops all team support and now this...
From Jayski:

"GM cutting support in Nationwide & Truck Series: General Motors is cutting factory support for Chevy teams competing in NASCAR's Nationwide and Camping World Truck Series as the automaker restructures under Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, according to a story that will appear in Friday's edition of SportsBusiness Journal. According to SBJ's Michael Smith, who wrote the story, the cost-cutting measures are likely to have the greatest affect on larger organizations, such as Kevin Harvick Inc., which fields teams in both series, and Rusty Wallace Inc. and JR Motorsports, which field teams in the Nationwide Series. As Smith points out, support from manufacturers typically comes in the forms of engines, parts and cash. In most cases, factory support goes to larger, more substantial organizations, while smaller teams receive little assistance, if any. "Chevy's (and GM's) involvement in racing is a sound business decision that translates directly into the sale of cars and trucks," an unidentified GM spokesperson said in a statement provided to SBJ. "It is essential, however, that we continue to look at every penny we spend as General Motors takes the necessary steps to become a leaner company with a significantly stronger balance sheet. While Chevy Racing is talking to its business partners about ways to reduce cost and maximize the return on investment, it is our policy to not talk about the details of business relationships with our partners."(Sporting News)(6-12-2009)"


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« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2009, 04:11:51 AM »

all of the information and parts will still be available to all of the teams, they will just have to pay for it now, instead of getting it for free. i think the smaller teams in both series that do not have a cup affiliation will be hurt the most.


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