TOWNLEY GETS CHILDRESS NATIONWIDE RIDE

Richard Childress Racing announced Friday at Texas Motor Speedway that 19-year-old John Wes Townley will join the team in the NASCAR Nationwide Series for the 2010 season. Said Townley, "I look forward to the opportunity to drive for Richard Childress Racing next year. It's a thrill to be part of their organization. They have such a well-respected history and have produced solid results over the years. I'm confident we'll run well next season."The team will have its work cut out for it ...

//more

HOW MUCH DO NASCAR DRIVERS MAKE?

The first thing we need to establish in order to answer this question is that our subject is NASCAR Sprint Cup drivers. Asking “How much do NASCAR drivers make?” is like asking “How much do CEOs make?” The answer would depend on the size of the CEO’s company.    NASCAR’s three national tours are well-publicized and the work pays well. NASCAR also sanctions six regional tours and 86 grassroots-level short tracks in the United States, Canada and M ...

//more

THIS IS WHY TONY STEWART DRIVES SO FAST

 The Wall Street Journal has a story today on how long it takes athletes to make $100,000. The New York Yankees' Alex Rodriguez pulls in 100 large every six pitches. The Pittsburgh Steelers' Ben Roethlisberger gets his every four snaps. Tigers Woods needs 11 holes. LeBron James - 21 minutes of an NBA game. Roger Federer - 28 games of tennis. Tony Stewart? The Journal reports, "Of the sports elite, Nascar's Tony Stewart may have to work the most to pay his bills - needing to navigate th ...

//more