NASCAR & Auto Racing

DEI cans trio of workers blamed for airborne shot at Bobby Ginn

A banner reading “How much does Bobby Ginn owe you?” that was pulled behind a plane over Lowe’s Motor Speedway last week has led to the firing of three Dale Earnhardt Inc. employees.

“We addressed the situation internally and dealt with it appropriately,” John Story, general manager of DEI, said Saturday.

The Associated Press identified the employees as Mike Clark and Greg Price, who are fabricators, and Kasey Brooks, who worked in the parts department. All were employees of Ginn Racing who were hired by DEI when the two teams merged this summer.

Ryan Julison, a spokesman for Ginn Resorts, said Saturday that all former Ginn employees were paid “about $1 million” in back wages and bonuses earlier this month.

Lawsuits filed by former drivers Sterling Marlin and Joe Nemechek and two former Ginn crew chiefs are still pending.