Chip Ganassi: One of NASCAR’s Good Guys

It’s something of a pyrrhic victory, coming as it does amid wave after wave of bad news and on the heels of massive job loss, but this news that Chip Ganassi paid year-end bonuses to his employees — including those the company was forced to let go — is a bright spot.

Additionally, Ganassi’s class-act reaffirms the idea that NASCAR remains something of an anomaly compared to other big business. Doing the right thing is rarely the first order of business for companies whose very existence is threatened by an economic apocalypse. Pity the gesture merits a bare sentence and comes after other, much-less substantial racing news.