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Are the NASCAR Owners…Unionizing?

Anything Mr. Roush gets involved with must be pretty smart. The guy on the right? – meh……..Don Jefferson Archives

Monday morning the formation of the Race Team Alliance was announced. According to, the RTA  is composed of nine top NASCAR teams and was created to have “one voice on issues facing the teams”. So far the RTA includes Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates, Hendrick Motorsports, Joe Gibbs Racing, Michael Waltrip Racing, Richard Childress Racing, Richard Petty Motor Sports, Roush Fenway Racing, Stewart-Haas Racing and Team Penske.

So, all of the biggest teams in NASCAR.

Their elected chairman is Rob Kauffman, co-owner of Michael Waltrip Racing. And they plan to invite the other teams to come aboard. It looks like they want to use the group to get better deals on equipment and travel. They can save a lot of money by buying equipment as a group, since they all use the same stuff. And my bet is they charter a couple of big planes to fly drivers and crew chiefs together to the races from Charlotte, rather than the dozens of smaller planes they now use.

But will they use their negotiating power when it comes to NASCAR and the France family? And will we see a driver’s union next? Stay tuned race fans.


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