UFC Brings 23 Celebrity Investors On Board NFL Losing Money On London Games Richard Sherman Calls Out NFL On Player Safety Diversity In MLB Front Offices Again Questioned NBA Allows Teams To Streamline Video Access Pro Cricket League Could Be Coming To U.S. Obama Addresses Kaepernick Protest NFL Exec Says "Low Likelihood" Of China Game Supreme Court Asked To Reject Concussion Deal NBA Proposes Changes To Review Protocol
SBD/Issue 169/Leagues & Governing Bodies
Indy 500 Puts IRL Teams’ Financial Disparity On Display
Published May 25, 2007
|Top-Funded IRL Teams Leave Little
Chance For Other Indy 500 Entries
MONEY TALKS: The AP’s Michael Marot noted nine of the ten drivers under Penske, Green and Andretti qualified in the first three rows of the race. IRL President & COO Brian Barnhart said, “There is no replacement for being well-funded. That’s the case in every form of motorsports. That’s why you have to do everything you can to reduce the amount it takes to compete.” Marot noted the IRL “has tried to level the playing field,” as each team now uses a spec Honda engine, and testing has been reduced (AP, 5/23).