finish this season were due to failures of a critical gasket that, when it fails, destroys the engine. The team’s most experienced engine mechanic thinks that the failures are more likely when it’s cold on race day. The team’s crew chief disagrees (see the back of this page for their views). THINGS TO CONSIDER The Springfield 500 gets live national television coverage The entry fee is $15,000; if you withdraw, you only get half ($7,500) back It costs $20,000 to replace a blown engine Goodstone Tire will want $25,000 of its $40,000 back if the team withdraws Finishing in the Top 5 guarantees the Goodstone sponsorship for next season Blowing an engine at Springfield guarantees the loss of the Goodstone sponsorship for next season and the Exxaco Oil Company sponsorship ($500,000/yr) that the team had this season and expected to get again next season. Withdrawing from the Springfield 500 puts both sponsorships at risk .
THE DECISION John Carter believes that the team should keep its car in the race. Fred believes that the team should withdraw, cut its losses, and plan for next season. Your group represents the voice of the third owner of Carter Racing. Your vote will be decisive. Do you race, or withdraw? Reason entering the race 1. Prize Money 2. TV Exposure 3. More sponsors 4. “Burns” First Law of Racing” 5. “Goodstone” sponsorship for coming year depended on this Reason against entering the race 1.
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