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NASCAR Silly Season and News

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

  1. dalejr88rox

    dalejr88rox Raise hell, praise Dale, burn down Panera Bread

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    They mentioned that after Daytona. They basically said they're waiting on sponsorship to get Ross in the 10 full time
     
  2. Brandon Miller

    Brandon Miller Well-Known Member

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    Ross Chastain is an example of why they have them "declare points." He's run 20 of 21 races in Cup, 15 of 19 races in xfinity, and 14 of 14 races in trucks. Even though he isn't obtaining Cup points, I'd still consider him a Cup driver since he has run 20 races, BUT the race number limit in lower series does not apply to him. Let's just call a spade a spade. The Cup drivers in lower series rule should have just been called the Kyle Busch rule.
     
  3. 4WideRacing

    4WideRacing Well-Known Member

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    As well as a Joey Logano, Brad Keselowski, Kevin Harvick, and Carl Edwards rule lol
     
  4. RacerXero84

    RacerXero84 Obnoxious old fart

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    And before that, the Mark Martin rule.
     
  5. MrDude68

    MrDude68 Occasional Backwards Driver

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    Chastain is just getting started though. This is only his second full season in Cup, meaning he'll still have 3 more Cup seasons to run before he has the lower series restrictions imposed on him. Not imposing the rule on Chastain and others allows for their continued development in the lower divisions, even while gaining Cup experience. People like Kyle Busch, Brad Keselowski, Joey Logano, etc are well beyond the development stage. They're full blown Cup veterans. So I still don't see a problem.
     
  6. RacerXero84

    RacerXero84 Obnoxious old fart

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    Personally, now that we see the restrictions, not really a fan.

    If a driver is insane enough to try a triple season, go for it. Knock yourself out. As a big stat person, I find it entertaining to see things like that.
     
  7. BaCruise

    BaCruise Member

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    I've never liked the 'Pick-A-Series' rule. In my opinion, it should have been that a Cup driver (with 5+ years of Cup experience) couldn't race for their Cup team in a lower division. I mean, inevitably, the end result would have been JGR prepared cars racing under 'Joe Schmoe Racing,' but now we limit the number of starts for a Cup driver anyway, so I guess it wouldn't make a difference either way.
     
  8. bvc

    bvc Hero Card & Diecast Enthusiast

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  9. thedude1987

    thedude1987 King of Pepsi, Racer, Family Man!

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  10. Keselowski2Wallace

    Keselowski2Wallace Keselowski2Wallace

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    I'd believe Jefferey over Jim Utter... Utter is a prove liar.

    Penske for 2020 looks to the most Financial Stable Organization in NASCAR.
    Discount Tire increases to 15 races
    Money Lion Investing more in Cup Sponsorship.
    Shell will be still Full Time on the #22
    Menards Sponsorship on the #12
    Wurth, Alliance, AutoTrader, Wabash, Miller Lite, Draw Tite, Snap-on, PPG, Dex imaging, Body Armor, & AAA all with Penske.
    If Penske doesn't field a 5th team by 2021, I will be shocked!

    Yes I said 5th team... the #21 is a Team Penske car.
     
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  11. mtblillie

    mtblillie Well-Known Member

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    Utter didn't say anything about Earnhardt, and Earnhardt didn't say anything about JGR. Last I heard, Earnhardt will not be driving for JGR this weekend.
    UPDATE: Joe Gibbs Racing announced today Jack Hawksworth will make his NASCAR debut this weekend in the NASCAR Xfinity Series piloting the No. 18 iK9 Toyota Supra at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.
    Also, calling WBR a Penske team is like calling FRR a JGR team.
     
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  12. Shockey Rai

    Shockey Rai Elio

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    Apparently Jack Hawksworth will be in the #18 Supra this week instead of Jeffery Earnhardt.

    EDIT: Didn't see the spoiler tag above my post. Oops.
     
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  13. ThatOneShredder

    ThatOneShredder "I can shotgun a White Claw."

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    Pretty much everyone did. The point still stands.
     
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  14. BrendonH12

    BrendonH12 Lover of Jesus! #CarolinaStrong Moderator

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    I believe you meant LFR.

    Also...
    IMG_7589 (Edited).jpg

    It appears Jeffrey is the one who cancelled the contract with iK9...
     
  15. mtblillie

    mtblillie Well-Known Member

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    No, I meant Furniture Row Racing.
    Maybe I'm the only one that felt that it was a Furniture Row championship, and not a JGR one. If so, I stand corrected.
     
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  16. BrendonH12

    BrendonH12 Lover of Jesus! #CarolinaStrong Moderator

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    OK, just making sure you weren't living in the past. lol

    No, I'm with you on that... But to say that JGR didn't have a big influence on said championship would be quite a stretch of the imagination.
     
  17. mtblillie

    mtblillie Well-Known Member

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    Absolutely agree there, but they are still their own team. To me with the legacy that Wood Brothers has, it is still it's own team, despite the alliance. The alliance is great and has done a ton to help with sponsorship and the teams competitiveness, but I still feel like they earn their own points, not points for Roger Penske.
     
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  18. ThatOneShredder

    ThatOneShredder "I can shotgun a White Claw."

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    JGR employees working on JGR cars. Barney Visser was merely a sponsor at that point.

    Back on topic, I wonder if Jeffrey was possibly the reason iK9 had that weird fiasco at the beginning of July.
     
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  19. UnfixingDuke24

    UnfixingDuke24 Who names their kid Jeg?

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    This whole situation is just a shame. I guess thats the last we'll see of Jeffrey for this year. Gotta believe XCI Racing is dead too.
     
  20. hiarcracing

    hiarcracing Well-Known Member

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    Theory: iK9 staying with JGR still leaves the possibility for Xtreme Concepts Racing to Cup in 2020, but with Jeffrey out of the picture I think the XCI ride is a prime spot for Bell to land.
     

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