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NASCAR Silly Season and News

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

  1. ShadowKnight508

    ShadowKnight508 Lt. Commish - SRD Pick' Em Series

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    Well I'll be damned. This is news to me (and I work in the news industry, funny enough). Never thought I would see that old Circuit City logo again after all of these years. Thanks for the info, bud.
     
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    Brandon Miller Well-Known Member

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  3. SebaXRuiz

    SebaXRuiz 6 Time SRD Pick'em race winner

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    So, Circuit City it's back, and it's still successful as a online-only retailer than 20 years ago when it was a fisical retailer.
     
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  4. 4WideRacing

    4WideRacing Well-Known Member

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    It's been back for years, and I've spent a lot of money there since lol
     
  5. ShadowKnight508

    ShadowKnight508 Lt. Commish - SRD Pick' Em Series

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    According to Adam Stern's Twitter and Marshall Pruett, NASCAR is seriously considering using Hybrid specs/engines when the Gen-7 cars arrive in 2021 (more info below):

    Based on the Mid-Ohio meeting, no changes to the DPi 2.0 formula will equal no Ford in 2022, and therefore, no interim extension program with the IMSA GTs.

    On a related topic, IMSA’s owners at NASCAR are also looking heavily at going hybrid for its next set of Cup Series regulations. A recent meeting among manufacturers and team owners, I’ve heard, included serious discussions on implementing a similar spec hybrid system as early as 2021.

    With its longstanding ties to NASCAR, which direction would Ford spend its money if it had to choose between Cup and IMSA to promote its range of hybridized road cars? That, too, is a no-brainer. On America’s racing radar, NASCAR, even with its declining fortunes, is the only series that makes marketing waves.

    It’s also the likely cause behind Groot imploring IMSA to give Ford a bigger, more powerful, and more unique hybrid solution to pitch his bosses. Without that high-power differentiator to Cup, selling Ford on IMSA could be impossible if NASCAR and NASCAR’s sports car series end up with more or less the same token hybrid strategies. To add to the fun, IndyCar is considering some form of hybrid component when its new engine formula lands in 2021, also of the low-power variety.

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    https://www.jayski.com/2019/05/28/nascar-considering-hybrid-engines/
    https://racer.com/2019/05/28/pruett-fords-gt-decision-a-harsh-reality-check/
    https://twitter.com/A_S12/status/1133511586742771712
    https://old.reddit.com/r/NASCAR/comments/bu5xs8/according_to_indycar_and_sports_car_reporter/
     
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  6. Reza Maulana

    Reza Maulana SRD's Resident Indonesian & Truck Series Statman

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    So I found some rather interesting stuff from r/NASCAR's Discord server... There's a photo of a HRE press release that shows a #61 HRE Supra, with HRE's long-time sponsors Aisin Group shown as the sponsors of the #61 car. Interestingly, the press release is written in Japanese and had the logo of Gazoo Racing - Toyota's international manufacturer motorsport and tuning division - showcased right at the bottom...

    Could it be that a HRE and Gazoo joint-effort is going to appear this season in Xfinity?
    [​IMG]
     
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  7. TheSpeedanator

    TheSpeedanator Graphic Designer || EGI Partner

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    From what I can tell, they are running Daytona (which can be confirmed if you go to their Japenese website). My best guess would have Austin Hill as the driver, but since there was some resistance from Toyota on Hill being in the #16, there is a possibility it is someone else.
     
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  8. jacobc62

    jacobc62 The OG NASCAR Tiger.

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    Brett Moffit? He did win a championship in HRE equipment in Trucks and has strong ties to Toyota thanks to MWR....
     
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  9. thedude1987

    thedude1987 King of Pepsi, Racer, Family Man!

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    Moffitt drives Chevrolets now... I could see someone like Harrison Burton or Todd Gilliland (Toyota youth) driving it if Austin Hill isnt thrown in it.
     
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  10. BrendonH12

    BrendonH12 Lover of Jesus! #CarolinaStrong Moderator

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  11. Keselowski2Wallace

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    This decal will be run on all SHR cars in memory of a member of the team who passed away after a motorcycle accident.
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  13. USSTalladega

    USSTalladega Making a comeback!

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    I just don't understand going with the full package at Darlington. I can't see the areo ducts really making any real difference with that place.
     
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  14. Brandon Miller

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  15. Keselowski2Wallace

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    and, Johnny Sauter isnt feeling the Heat from NASCAR, he will be racing this weekend in a late model.
     
  16. Shockey Rai

    Shockey Rai Elio

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    Also. Ross Chastain’s Iowa win being disqualified still stands. Appeal failed. (Figured it would.)
     
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  17. Shockey Rai

    Shockey Rai Elio

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    Regan Smith to drive No. 8 car for JR Motorsports at Mid-Ohio and Road America.
     
  18. Shockey Rai

    Shockey Rai Elio

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    Myatt Snider in the #13 truck in place of Sauter this weekend.

    Kinda figured it'd be Myatt since he's already running part-time for Thorsport this year.
     
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  19. Dodgeman4345

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    I saw this on Facebook so that means it must be true right?

    A source within the Hendrick organization has indicated that Natalie Decker could very well be in line to take over the #7 JR motorsports car next year with a cup ride lined up in 2021

    I'm pretty sure it's a joke.
     
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  20. Shockey Rai

    Shockey Rai Elio

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    God, i hope not, i would very much question JR Motorsports for dumping Allgaier for Decker.

    Lets hope its false.

    EDIT: Mind you, I don't hate Decker, but even i can admit that she's not good.
     
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