NASCAR & Auto Racing

Airborne message takes a swipe at former NASCAR team owner Bobby Ginn

CONCORD, N.C. - In case anyone forgot about the news buzz this season surrounding Ginn Racing, there was a very visible reminder flying around Lowe's Motor Speedway on Saturday.

Hours before the start of the Bank of America 500, a small plane towed a banner around the track with the words "How much does Bobby Ginn owe you?" in bright-red letters.

The message was obviously directed at those involved with Ginn, a resort developer and operator who bought a majority interest in MB2 Motorsports prior to the start of the season, then ended up merging the organization with Dale Earnhardt Inc.

The merger left more than 100 employees without full-time jobs, and dozens of them remain unemployed. The move also prompted legal action by former Ginn drivers Sterling Marlin and Joe Nemechek, who claimed they were still owed salaries.

It was not immediately clear who paid for the flyover and the banner.