Why should the NHRA comment on the payouts? That is between the racer and the sanctioning body. If a team feels it is not in their financial interest to come, don’t. Yes as fans it sucks to have 12 cars entered, yes it sucks some cars may do only one qualifying run, but the status of the world right now I will settle for any racing. Right now there is no simple answer. In today’s time with short fields many of the smaller teams may say, I will go make one Q run, maybe idle down the track, and roll the dice on race day and be ahead of the game rather than 17 cars showing up having to make all the qualifying runs. We just don’t know what a car owner is thinking. BTW NASCAR stopped publishing their payouts several years ago.