Top NASCAR owners hold their own town hall meeting

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - The top team owners in NASCAR held a private meeting to discuss how to improve the slumping industry without raising costs.

Representatives from at least 10 teams met Tuesday night at Hendrick Motorsports to brainstorm over a variety of ideas, Rick Hendrick confirmed to The Associated Press.

NASCAR was aware of the meeting and hopeful the participants could agree upon issues that will ultimately help the sport overcome rising costs in the face of slumping fan support.

The idea was an offshoot of the town hall-style meetings NASCAR began holding for competitors last season. This session gave owners an opportunity to debate issues directly related to costs.

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