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2018 Monster Cup - #21

Discussion in '2018' started by Junebugrocks88, Oct 6, 2017.

  1. nascarfan9

    nascarfan9 SRD's Resident Future Meteorologist

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    I cannot wait for this scheme to run at the same time it does with Blaney.... Good luck spotters. Honestly wish they'd keep the old school scheme and just do a color swap or something, just so it is different...
     
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  2. nj9703

    nj9703 Very Stable Genius

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    Menard’s isn’t on the 21 when it’s on the 12 IIRC.
     
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  3. Jlogano22

    Jlogano22 Still haven't hit 88 MPH

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    Real pic of Menard’s Menards #21 Car

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  4. OutlawFan41i

    OutlawFan41i Well-Known Member Banned

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    Damn it. Look like that’s sadly the 500 car. Why would they be preparing Atlanta’s car already?
     
  5. nascarfan9

    nascarfan9 SRD's Resident Future Meteorologist

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    I'd say that's the Atlanta car. However, this year the rule package stated they were moving to a "common radiator/oil cooler" so maybe that means that the plate cars (specifically Fords) won't have that grill in the middle of the bumper this year where "Fusion" is at on this car as they have since the 2012 season.
     
  6. OutlawFan41i

    OutlawFan41i Well-Known Member Banned

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    True. But like I said. Why would they be prepping the Atlanta car so far out
     
  7. Phoenix

    Phoenix Ouch

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    That’s no where close to setup as a plate car. Most teams would be prepping their first set of cars by January anyway. They don’t spend two months only prepping the three or four cars they take to speedweeks.
     
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  8. labontefanboy

    labontefanboy Well-Known Member

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    Interesting that the #21 is still being prepped at the Penske shop. Wasn't sure how much that relationship was gonna change with Blaney now in the #12.
     
  9. wslates

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    It's definitely not a plate car - wrong spoiler and quarter panel, unless those rules changed over the off season. Also, I was under the impression Menard's was only sponsoring the 12 or 21 each race, not both. NASCAR wouldn't approve identical schemes anyway, and I think Blaney is running Menard's in the 500.
     
  10. nascarfan9

    nascarfan9 SRD's Resident Future Meteorologist

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    Well they approved the Wrangler throwbacks at Darlington last year for Newman and Dillon, so why not let them run two blindingly yellow Menard's cars? ;)
     
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  11. jacobc62

    jacobc62 The OG NASCAR Tiger.

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    Special occasion schemes? Same reason why a couple of drivers were allowed to run actual chrome numbers a couple of years ago (iirc) at Darlington despite being against NASCAR's main rule book since forever?
     
  12. thedude1987

    thedude1987 Happy Husband, proud papa, racer, and designer!

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    Premium Motorsports typically ran the same paint scheme on there cars :)
     
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  13. MrDude68

    MrDude68 Occasional Backwards Driver

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    What about the old Evernham #9 and #19? Or the Red Bull #83 and #84?
     
  14. Chevellion

    Chevellion Offline League Director

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    Both those teams ran differently colored roof numbers to tell them apart.
     
  15. nj9703

    nj9703 Very Stable Genius

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    Menard's will not be on the two cars at the same time, it has been said before.
     
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  16. Bradfan4ever

    Bradfan4ever The Keselowski Guru

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    BUT no one can tell two cars apart by a #12 and #21 on the sides and roof?
     
  17. Bradfan4ever

    Bradfan4ever The Keselowski Guru

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    i had a arguement with a "lesser known IQ" person on facebook about Penske is actually going to 4 cars with the #21 still be prepped in the shop. it does make me wonder what is actually in the Wood Brothers Shop?
     
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  18. Chevellion

    Chevellion Offline League Director

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    If you're a spotter on the opposite side of the racetrack, a different color is easier to see than a different number.
     
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  19. KahneRacing945

    KahneRacing945 "AWWW NOODLES!"

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  20. Phoenix

    Phoenix Ouch

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    for effect.
    Wood Brothers Racing cars are in their shop. They build them and Penske preps them. Their alliance is going to continue, obviously. Team Penske won't go to four cars for some time, if at all. They are a rather intelligent bunch.
    Because of the spotters, NASCAR requires no two paint schemes can be exactly the same. There are countless examples, most memorable is Clint Bowyer's 2016 Auto Club Visine car, arrived with white roof numbers, had bright yellow roof numbers by the end of the first day because of Chase Elliott's similar car. Spotters have a hard time with identical cars, we don't want Paul being told he's clear when he's three wide, while Ryan is told he's in the middle of three wide when he's clear.
     

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