At a recent Speedway Motorsports roundtable meeting, several track owners pointed out that they’d like to see NASCAR drivers do more to help the [track] owners promote their races. Dale Earnhardt Jr apparenty feels that less should be expected of them, and spared no punches in pointing that out at a recent GoDaddy.com commercial shoot:
“The race track owners want drivers to do more? Yeah, right. They need to go back to work,” he said. “They forgot what it’s like to sell tickets. That’s their problem. They ain’t had to sell tickets for a long time and none of them remember how or knew how or ever learned how.
“They need to get back to working hard and doing their promotions and putting packages together for race fans. They don’t want to cut the ticket price but they probably should and get these hotels to quit gouging these people. They can dump that responsibility on drivers all they want but the responsibility really lies in their hands to sell race tickets and they have to get creative in doing it. We already do a lot. We do [bleeping] plenty and they are full of [bleep].”
Quote Source: SI.com