Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Who gets paid what in the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race

   NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race purse breakdown (by race finishing position):

   Total $3,214,212
   1st- $1,039,175
   2nd- $244,175
   3rd- $144,175
   4th- $114,150
   5th- $109,150
   6th- $103,150
   7th- $96,975
   8th- $95,975
   9th- $94,975
   10th- $93,975
   11th- $92,950
   12th- $91,950
   13th- $90,950
   14th- $90,450
   15th- $89,850
   16th- $89,575
   17th- $89,450
   18th- $89,350
   19th- $89,250
   20th- $89,150
   21st- $88,412
   22nd- $87,000

   In addition: Bruton Smith's "Big Bonus" of $1 million to the driver who wins all five segments, will be paid by Charlotte Motor Speedway. If no driver wins all five segments, the award will not be paid out.


It's NASCAR penalty day

   NASCAR issued several penalties on Tuesday, the most serious of which was to Joe Gibbs Racing's No. 54 Nationwide Series team, which won last weekend's race at Darlington, S.C., with driver Kyle Busch.

   NASCAR fined the team's crew chief, Adam Stevens, $10,000 and placed him on probation for the rest of the year for having an unapproved front upper bumper cover on the team's car. In addition, the team’s car chief Christopher Landis has been placed on probation for the remainder of the year.

   The violation was discovered during opening day inspection last weekend.

   Also Tuesday, Jackson L. Dodson II, a crew member in the Sprint Cup Series, and Frank W. Earnhardt, a crew member in the Nationwide Series, were indefinitely suspended from NASCAR for violating the sanctioning body’s substance abuse policy.