quote: "The $$$ from Danica's sponsor will only go to Danica's team. Any thoughts otherwise just means there's a need for a business class. To think any of that money will go towards another team is naive at best."
How do i put this nicely--stick to something you know and NOT what you DONT have a clue about. Ive followed Danica forever and she is a sponsors dream and teams that sign her thrive.
Facts: Her sponsors give plenty of $$'s to the teams for her, and after she signs with teams like Andretti, they were runing 4 cars for all those yrs, mainly because it was reported and well known that the Godaddy money and all other sponsors for Danica was funding over 50% -60% of the entire Andretti team. Also when their driver TK was loosing his sponsor 7-eleven, they suddenly resigned again only Danica's car had the 7-eleven sticker on her car as part of the deal.
More proof: Now she isnt with Indycar or Andretti and even though Godaddy is funding a car for them they can only afford 3 cars this yr as with Danica and all her $$'s gone. Its well known Andretti lost around 4-5 million of those EXTRA sponsor dollars they now DONT have, and its WHY M Andretti is so upset at Danica for leaving his team for Nascar.
Godaddy and all her sponsors is a prize sponsorship package for teams and as further prooof is Jr Motorsports. Its been reported they had been struggling for yrs financially like other teams, untill they signed Danica even for PT those 2 yrs and now she is FT and they have commented, as did Dale JR when asked about the co., that having her has really helped their team as even Cole Whitt barely has enough sponsorship dollars, but with Danicas $$'s they are thriving and so should SHR--NO different.
Going Cup does cost alot more so Iam NOT saying it will fund the 39 car unless he has substantial sponsorship to start with, but it WILL help IF Danica goes Cup, which I hope she doesnt anyway and why JR motorsports wants to keep her in NNS--$$$'s--thats what its all about--end of story.
All that ive posted is common knowledge for anyone following Danica, Indycar and recent yrs and teams she has been with. Yes--when I see lame or mis-informed comments/opinions like this I have to comment to set things right. How SHR uses her sponsor $$ is their businness long as her, her team and car doesnt lack anything, but they will have plenty for sure if the past, and present is any indication--just how it is. The great thing is --she brings tons of $$ with her and the bad thing is--she brings tons of dollars with her! Therefore, its tough to know if the teams really care about her or just the $$$ these days?