Report: Car owners get access to new NASCAR Media Group data

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NOTE: Sports Business Journal has revised this story since it was first published on May 18. Changes have been made to this story in accordance to what Sports Business Journal has done. 

Sports Business Journal reports that car owners have gained access to some of NASCAR Media Group’s data, including an overview of its operations and some top-line financial information.

Sports Business Journal, citing multiple sources, said in a story Monday that MWR co-owner Rob Kauffman discussed sharing information related to NASCAR Media Group to a larger group of team principles with Brent Dewar, NASCAR chief operating officer, to gain a better understanding of the unit.

Kauffman, chairman of the Race Team Alliance, told Sports Business Journal: “There’s definitely been an increase in communication. It’s in everyone’s interest because we’re all in the sport together. There’s been a better understanding between NASCAR and the teams of, ‘Where are the costs? What are the big cost drivers? What are the revenue drivers? Where are there opportunities to save and grow?’ And the only way you get that is by having fairly open dialogue. … We’re trying to work together to address an issue.”