NASCAR alerts teams it released incorrect Daytona 500 winnings info

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NASCAR sent a note to Sprint Cup teams Thursday stating that it released incorrect information for Daytona 500 winnings on its media website.

NASCAR stated to teams: “The information on 2016 Daytona 500 race team earnings posted (Wednesday) on, our media services website, was factually incorrect. We removed the information, rectified the errors and are providing the correct information to race teams. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused and now collectively turn our focus to NASCAR racing action this weekend in Atlanta.”

The information on the media site was the basis for this story on the race winnings.

NASCAR had stated before the season that it planned to no longer release information on winnings for races with the new charter system changing how payouts are based.