RTA members hold meeting at Hendrick Motorsports

The Race Team Alliance met at Hendrick Motorsports on Thursday to discuss the options presented by NASCAR for future “framework concepts” in relation ownership structure. NASCAR invited all Sprint Cup owners to a meeting last Tuesday led by Chairman Brian France and Chief Operating Officer Brent Dewar. NASCAR followed up with each individual team after the meeting. On Thursday, as the RTA lunched at HMS, France reiterated a three-point message via the SiriusXM NASCAR airwaves similar to what was stated to the owners. “Anytime we can improve the structure for our team owners, that’s a good thing,” France said. “So if we can improve their business model, we can improve their overall structure, then what’s going to happen is new owners will be looking to participate in NASCAR and that’s a good thing. The other good thing is the level of competition goes up. The more team owners there are, the better we’re going to be.” NASCAR hopes to have a program in place by season’s end, but there’s still a lot of work ahead on both sides of the proposal. In a release sent out by the sanctioning body last week, it cautioned not to speculate on possible formats before a final decision has been determined.(Motorsport)(10-9-2015)