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Your favorite Silly Season rumors of days past

Discussion in 'NASCAR Discussion' started by deathbyreputation, Aug 8, 2018.

  1. deathbyreputation

    deathbyreputation Active Member

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    What are some of your favorite/most interesting Silly Season rumors that you can remember? I see, to recall a rumor about Wally Dallenbach and Larry McReynolds starting a Cup team around 2002. Pepsi was to be the sponsor, Dodge the manufacturer and #85 the number.
     
  2. brt3

    brt3 Well-Known Member

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    Dale Earnhardt to Ford. I think it was 94 or 95. A HUGE rumor was out there that Dale Earnhardt would drive for Robert Yates. I think the rumor got started because someone heard Robert Yates and Dale and assumed it was Earnhardt and it was actually Dale Jarrett.
     
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    jacobc62 The OG NASCAR Tiger.

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    Brendan Poole to the #27 in 2018.
     
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    ahspencer01 yikes

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    Everyone actually thinking Keselowski to the 88 was fucking hilarious
     
  5. crazyboy335

    crazyboy335 Do I Wanna Know?

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    When CART was on the brink of failure before the rebrand to Champ Car, Paul Tracy was reportedly going to drive for RCR in 2004.
     
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  6. deathbyreputation

    deathbyreputation Active Member

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    I think BTCC driver Jason Plato was also rumored for the 30 around that time as well
     
  7. Bradfan4ever

    Bradfan4ever Keselowski2Wallace

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    Danica Patrick going to Hendrick to win a race....

    I have never laughed so hard....
     
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  8. deathbyreputation

    deathbyreputation Active Member

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    I also heard a rumor that when Junior Johnson went back to 2 cars in '91, he wanted Rusty Wallace for the 11, and either Ricky Rudd or Alan Kulwicki for the 22. Either pairing would have made a deadly combination in the early '90s
     
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  9. bvc

    bvc Hoyer the Destroyer's Biggest Fan

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    Every driver in the garage to the #5.
     
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    labontefanboy Well-Known Member

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    One of my favorite rumors that I've seen was the Buckshot Jones sponsorship hoax. Supposedly he was all set to have UPS sign on as his sponsor but he mailed the signed contract using FedEx and UPS bailed. It never actually happened but still gives me a good laugh whenever I hear it.
     
  11. Thunder98

    Thunder98 Same shit, different day. Admin

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    Hermie Sadler was going to drive for The Rock in 2001 until Vince McMahon and the WWF legal team decided to put the kibosh on the whole thing.

     
  12. bvc

    bvc Hoyer the Destroyer's Biggest Fan

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    Bobby Labonte death rumor?

     
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  13. deathbyreputation

    deathbyreputation Active Member

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    That was one of those wild 90s tales. That's why I wish I was around to have been a fan through the 90s. Anyone remember the rumor of someone running a solid-gold engine?
     
  14. brt3

    brt3 Well-Known Member

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    Kulwicki was offered the #11 but turned it down
     
  15. deathbyreputation

    deathbyreputation Active Member

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    Reminds me of the rumor of Jerry Jones buying into Andy Petree's team in '02
     
  16. nascarfan9

    nascarfan9 Category 5 Punicane.

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    But really it was *Insert any driver* to the #27 in 2018. :p

    My favorite was when people were freaking out on whether Chad Knaus and Jimmie Johnson would remain paired up because they hadn't re-signed yet.
     
  17. dalejr88rox

    dalejr88rox Video editor, Meme Police, and certified B.A.M.F.

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    You guys remember when the Orange Cone said he had an announcement that would shake the NASCAR community and it was all bullshit?

    I also remember hearing a rumor that Kenny Wallace was gonna drive the 88 for Yates in 2008 when Ricky Rudd got hurt
     
  18. brt3

    brt3 Well-Known Member

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    Kenny Wallace did drive the #28 didn’t he? Or am I just dreaming that?
     
  19. dalejr88rox

    dalejr88rox Video editor, Meme Police, and certified B.A.M.F.

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    I think you're imagining that. He subbed for Ricky Rudd's #88 while he was hurt though
     
  20. Brandon Miller

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    He drove the last 10 races of the season in '94 in the #28.
     
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