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Old 05-13-2006, 05:45 PM   #4
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Default Re: darlington 500- who to watch/ who will win

Originally Posted by Suitanim
Rumor is that it's a 10 million annual contract...but the drivers are all saying that's ridiculously high, which makes me believe it's true.
im willing to bet that its all the drivers who have won more than jarrett here recently who are saying its high. for what toyota will be getting (even without the multiple wins) 10 mil seems reasonable. driver contracts seem to be the hardest in all sports to find info on. we see what happened with jeff burton when he found out what kenseth was making. rumor was that penske made kurt bush the highest paid driver. jr and gordon are probably right up there with 15-20 mil apiece (that dont count winnings or endorsements). jarrett sells product and is a former champ so regardless of the fact that he isnt piling up wins, 10 mil makes sense for a start up company who is in a sink or swim situation.
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