NASCAR finalists rev up for 'big payday' in championship race
"It will not be easy," said Denny Hamlin.
The 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR cup series will come to a close on Sunday with its final competition.
Finalists Kyle Busch, Martin Truex Jr., Kevin Harvick and Denny Hamlin joined FOX Business’ Stuart Varney on Tuesday to discuss the high-stakes competition.
“It will not be easy,” Hamlin said. “Because [Kyle Busch, Martin Truex Jr. and Kevin Harvick] are the three best competitors. They were here last year. They've proven that they are the upper echelon of NASCAR drivers.”
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Varney asked the finalists the burning question, “why should I watch cars going round and round and round in a circle at the 180 miles an hour?”
The answer: There’s a lot of money on the table.
“There's big strategy involved with the sport,” Busch said. “And of course, there's a lot of money that takes place as well, too. There's a lot of money up for grabs – being able to go out there win the race, win the championship.”
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Martin Truex said the winner of the series will be graciously rewarded by NASCAR.
“To win the championship, it’s a big payday,” Truex said. “It’s got to be worth a few million.”
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Kevin Harvick said between winning and losing, “it’s got to be a $2 to $3 million swing.”
“It’s a big industry,” Busch added.