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Brad Keselowski Demands More Transparency in NASCAR Driver Salaries and Contract Details

Srijan Mandal

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NASCAR driver’s salaries and contract details aren’t something that is easily available to the public. There are probably quite a few reasons for the same; some are competitive, others probably purely based on individual preferences. While speaking with the members of the press, ahead of the $1 Million All-Star race at North Wilkesboro Speedway this weekend, Brad Keselowski expressed that driver’s salary and contract details should become more transparent than what they are now.

The RFK Racing owner/driver mentioned, “Generally, I’m a fan of transparency in all aspects of my life. Generally, I think I’m a fan of that stuff being more public. It’s not and the way this sport is structured the drivers work for teams as independent contractors in most cases and that creates contracts that for a number of reasons tend to be more private in nature.”

He further stated that he wouldn’t have any issue with making such details public as long as everyone had access to the information and not just a pre-determined group of people. Although, he did mention that this wasn’t the primary objective NASCAR to focus on at the moment. “I probably wouldn’t prioritize that, but transparency is generally a good thing in my eyes,” concluded the 2012 Cup champ

Chris Buescher shares his thoughts on the transparency matter

Further into the press conference, Keselwoski’s teammate Buescher was asked the same question and his thoughts regarding the matter. The 31-year-old driver responded with how back in the day, the driver’s purse used to be advertised as a higher amount than what it was.

“I feel like when I was a kid watching on the couch, and I may be way off base on this, but it used to be advertised a little bit more of what the purse was for a weekend and where everything paid out. I know we really don’t know that. This is the one weekend where we actually talk about it.”

In the end, Buescher agreed with his team boss that making drivers’ salaries and contracts transparent to the public was not the first thing on their minds unless the prize money was advertised on a billboard or something.

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Srijan Mandal

Srijan Mandal


Srijan Mandal is a Senior NASCAR Analyst and Editor at The Sportsrush with a wealth of experience and expertise in the world of motorsports. With several thousand articles under his belt over the years, he has established himself as a leading authority on all things racing. His passion for motorsports started at a young age, and he has dedicated his career to covering the sport in all its forms. He is an expert in various disciplines, including stock car racing, American motorsports, Formula 1, IndyCar, NHRA, MotoGP, WRC, WEC, and several more. But Srijan's love for racing goes beyond his writing. He actively competes in professional open-wheel simulation racing, using the number 88 as his racing number. While he mostly participates in GT Endurance classes, he also ventures into Stock Car racing from time to time. In case, you wish to contact Srijan, kindly send an email to him at or just DM him on Twitter.

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