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NASCAR Silly Season and News

Discussion in 'NASCAR Discussion' started by ahspencer01, Jul 27, 2018.

  1. Keselowski2Wallace

    Keselowski2Wallace Keselowski2Wallace

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    MAJOR SEAT OPENINGS......hmmm

    Harvick?
    Newman?
    Johnson?
    Kurt Busch?
    Denny Hamlin?
     
  2. ahspencer01

    ahspencer01 yikes

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    Why would Hamlin's seat open up? He's having the best year of his career right now.
     
  3. db512

    db512 2011 SRD Cup Series Champion

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    Looking at contract situations, top line rides that could be available for the start of 2021 are:

    1 - Busch still unsigned could do another one year deal
    10 - Smithfield and Almirola are confirmed for 2020
    11 - Hamlin contract through 2020
    14 - Bowyer unsigned could do a one year deal for 2020
    20 - Jones signed a one year extension
    21 - DiBenedetto signed a one year deal
    41 - Suarez uncertain future now but has mentioned there are options on his deal for 2020
    42 - Larson contract through 2020
    43 - Bubba signed through 2020
    48 - Johnson is signed through 2020 and everyone seems to think he should be about done so may be pressured out (one added note, Ally said in there sponsorship announcement they will be on the 48 until 2023 regardless of who is driving, interesting wording there)
    88 - Bowman just lost Nationwide and is signed through 2020
    95 - Assuming Bell is on a one year deal to give JGR the option to bring him in house for 2021

    All of these have drivers with expiring contracts in 2020 or unknown situations currently. And you can't account for any unexpected changes like injuries or retirements.
     
  4. db512

    db512 2011 SRD Cup Series Champion

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    Hamlin has had back issues in the past even though there hasn't been much discussion about it it could always be a reason to step away. Also like I have mentioned right after you supposedly his contract may be up after 2020.
     
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  5. EarnhardtFan

    EarnhardtFan Residential Twitch Addict

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  6. thedude1987

    thedude1987 King of Pepsi, Racer, Family Man!

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  7. ayrwolf

    ayrwolf Where ever your're at, there you are

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  8. JeffJordan

    JeffJordan My name is no longer Jeff Jordan

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    Mediocre driver, medicore car. Perfect.
     
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  9. bvc

    bvc Hero Card & Diecast Enthusiast

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    I'm a big fan of Stenhouse but I was really hoping that ride went to Hemric. Hope he proves everyone wrong next season.
     
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  10. nj9703

    nj9703 Very Stable Genius

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    Stenhouse is underrated as hell and the haters are laughable.
     
  11. ayrwolf

    ayrwolf Where ever your're at, there you are

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    History is proving you wrong
     
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  12. ThatOneShredder

    ThatOneShredder "I can shotgun a White Claw."

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    Imagine if everyone wrote off Logano after he got the boot at JGR....

    Chemistry is very underestimated. If you don't gel with people, you won't succeed. Hope the best for him, he's pretty exciting to watch.
     
  13. thedude1987

    thedude1987 King of Pepsi, Racer, Family Man!

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    put it into this perspective.... 2020 is the last year with the current package; teams get a reset in 2021 with a new car that is suppose to use talent over mechanical grip. Stenhouse, KyBusch, Larson are just 3 that I'll mention that have car control with Stenhouse and Larson running dirt. I feel like he'll be better in 2021 but next year spent as gelling with the team
     
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  14. mtblillie

    mtblillie Well-Known Member

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    This. You speak of history. History is full of change where a driver goes from zero to hero or vise versa in a single season. Team chemistry, ability to translate a package (be it mechanical or aero), being able to work the points, and luck are all just as important as talent. Ricky has talent. He has back to back championships in the Xfinity series. I get it 100%, he has not worked out so well in Cup (though at least he has won...lucky wins but wins non the less), but he has spent that entire time with one team. Moving around will be good for him.

    I'm not really a fan of Stenhouse, but it drives me nuts when fans write off a driver as 'bad' because they don't win all the time.
     
  15. DaleTona75

    DaleTona75 Unhealthily Obsessed With Backmarkers

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    This^ Many solid drivers have come and gone without getting wins, or regular success, but that does not mean they are bad. People act like the top level should have the best of the best, drivers who string together win after win. and they try to promote it that way, but it never has. There will always be haves and have not's, and sometimes one change is enough to make a driver *click.* Many solid drivers have rarely won cup races, whether equipment, like J.D. McDuffie, or Buddy Arrington, or age, such as Dick Trickle. Others like Paul Menard may not have the winning edge, but can still put together solid runs, and bring cars home in one peice. And there are just as many if not more cup win caliber drivers running local short tracks that will never get the chance. It all boils down to being with the right people, in the right place, at the right time.
     
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    Brandon Miller Well-Known Member

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  17. thedude1987

    thedude1987 King of Pepsi, Racer, Family Man!

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  18. JNieder51188

    JNieder51188 Well-Known Member

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    And there was a fire in one of the Cup haulers on Saturday. Quite the weird week.
     
  19. thedude1987

    thedude1987 King of Pepsi, Racer, Family Man!

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    mtblillie Well-Known Member

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    Doesn't surprise me, but it's probably a little premature to put him in an Xfinity ride. He is incredibly talented, but I worry when they put an extremely young person right into the hard stuff right away that they will use up that talent too quickly
     
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