I've always wondered how some of the lesser-known racing teams in lesser-known racing leagues get funded. My guess is that it is from sponsorships, but still, it's gotta be really expensive to operate these teams - and I just don't understand how sponsorship money covers everything. For example, http://www.michaelshankracing.com/index.cfm. It's not exactly a house-hold name, yet they have two semi trucks, two $750k proto-type cars, and full race teams. Perhaps I am under-estimating just how much money sponsors are willing to pay. Does anyone know? The one thing I do understand (I think) is that, in these lower leagues, the drivers actually pay the owners to get the privilege to drive, and the drivers pay the owners if they wreck the car. So, that probably means they have sponsors themselves, or the drivers are all a bunch of rich kids.