First thing to understand is the winnings, although credited to, are not the drivers winnings it's the car owners. The car owner and driver have a contract and what the driver is paid is based on that contract. The pit crew will often have part of their pay based on the finishing position of the car. It would be like a bonus, the better the driver and car finish the more money the crew can make.
NASCAR drivers usually stay out of the public eye behind the scenes before the race. Sometimes they are doing interviews, making sure they have been to the bathroom and talking to their friends, owners and pit crew.
Nascar drivers are allowed to have water bottles in their cars while racing. If they run out, a pit crew member can hand them one during a pit stop.
During the race, the crew chief helps the driver make decisons. They would tell them where other drivers are running, and the stats of the racecar.
No. Only the driver does. But a lot of drivers keep their trophies at the race shop.
NASCAR is sponsored by Sprint and Nationwide. Sprint offers their customers inside NASCAR information through a Sprint app for the smart phone. It will give inside audio from drivers and crew chiefs.
It takes pretty much your whole life, almost all NASCAR drivers today started racing competitively before they were 10 years old. Also to make it in NASCAR you need a good sponsor and a good crew and crew chief or you wont last very long.
Being on a NASCAR crew is not a club you have to pay dues for...they pay YOU to be on a NASCAR crew, because it's a (very hard) part-time job they train every day to do.
Mike Ford - NASCAR crew chief - was born on 1970-04-13.
Dale Inman won the most Nascar races and championships as a crew chief.
Jimmy Elledge is a crew chief in the Nascar Nationwide Series for Turner Motorsports. His driver is Justin Allgaier.
There are tons of jobs in Nascar besides being the driver. There's the pit crew members, crew chief, spotters, officials, announcers, analysts and reporters.
They can enter any level of NASCAR as long as they have sponsors and crew along with someone to choose them as hopefully a full-time Cup driver.
It costs approximate $200,000 (minimum) to race a NASCAR Sprint Cup car in ONE RACE.
NASCAR crew members are paid by the team they work for. For example, Tony Stewart is the owner of Stewart Haas and he will pay everyone in the crews of his four car team.
Matt Borland is the crew chief for NASCAR driver Ryan Newman and the #39 Quicken Loans/Haas Automation car.
Private Planes; by the team owners. I was talking to #16 Biffles team member and that team and 1 other team flew into Ontario, CA on Thursday afternoon.
Dave Rogers is the crew chief for NASCAR driver Kyle Busch and the #18 Mars Brands/Interstate Batteries car.
Currently, Todd Gordon is the crew chief for NASCAR driver Joey Logano and the #22 Shell/Pennzoil car.
Rodney Childers is the crew chief for NASCAR driver Kevin Harvick and the #4 Budweiser/Jimmy John's car.
When a driver has severely violated the rules of NASCAR or is driving in a manner which creates a threat to other drivers and even fans at the track, they will be "black flagged" or pulled from the race and not allowed to return to the track. A driver can also be black flagged if the car itself is somehow posing a danger to the other drivers although usually a driver will leave the field prior to that on advice from his crew.
He is NASCAR driver David Gilliland's crew chief.