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A little harder for start and parkers

Originally Published: February 5, 2013
By David Newton | ESPN.com

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- More time was spent with a calculator on Tuesday than in four years of college majoring in English as I was trying to figure out exactly how NASCAR's new distribution of money for the last five positions of a Sprint Cup race will discourage start and parkers.

The plan is to pay each position from 39th on back $4,000 less incrementally. In other words, last place will earn $16,000 less than 39th, as opposed to a difference of $1,000 or less as often happened ...

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