According to multiple NASCAR reporters, a meeting between NASCAR and its council of NASCAR Cup Series team owners was boycotted by the latter this week.
The Associated Press’ Jenna Fryer tweeted that the “entirety” of the council did not show up to the meeting.
Added FOX Sports’ Bob Pockrass, the boycott of the meeting was “a message about needing to make progress on revenue distribution talks.”
NASCAR’s television deal is up at the end of 2024, with negotiations expected to rev up this year.
Teams are reportedly unhappy with the way the talks between NASCAR and its owner base have progressed regarding the latter’s share of that revenue.
Sports Business Journal‘s Adam Stern tweeted a statement from NASCAR that was released April 5. “NASCAR is committed to open and productive dialogue on a regular basis with all industry stakeholders,” a spokesperson said. “We remain committed to continuing discussions in the spirit of collaboration and with the shared goal of growing our sport for the benefit of all stakeholders.”
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