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Expensive real estate

It costs about $8-million a year to operate a CART team, and almost 100 percent of that is paid for by sponsorships. Here is a breakdown of what sponsors can pay to have their company names appear on a Champ Car car.

*This figure may vary depending on driver's salary and specific research and development costs.
**Where the car number appears.
Source: American Spirit/Team Johansson


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