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2017 NASCAR

Discussion in 'Sports' started by MOXOMUMD, Feb 19, 2017.

  1. wdwfan4ver

    wdwfan4ver Well-Known Member

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    I have no idea with the 88 number.

    I am not too sure the 5 car going away. I am guessing Hendrick might be rushing William Byron up into cup since Jimmie is signed through 2020. I don't see Hendrick waiting that long for Byron getting a Hendrick cup ride considering William has a Liberty University Sponsorship that he used in the trucks and has been using in the Xfinity series this year. Byron is still enrolled as an online student at Liberty University for getting a business degree and he will be a sophomore before the Xfinity series ends its season in November.
     
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  2. MOXOMUMD

    MOXOMUMD Well-Known Member Original Poster

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    Screenshot_2017-06-18-19-28-24.jpg

    FIREKEEPERS CASINO 400, MICHIGAN

    1. Kyle Larson
    2. Chase Elliott
    3. Joey Logano
     
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  3. artvandelay

    artvandelay Well-Known Member

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    Good point about Byron bringing his own sponsorship. Does Bowman get Dale Jr's seat?
     
  4. wdwfan4ver

    wdwfan4ver Well-Known Member

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    I like to say he would, but I am not sure at this point.

    What gets me is Bowman is already with Hendrick as an employee, but I would think an announcement would've been made by now. The sponsors have a say in the driver, and they may not be sold on Alex despite them working knowing him last year. I actually don't know the hold up of who will getting Dale Jr.'s seat.

    If it is not Bowman, I'm guessing Matt Kenseth at this point. Matt's contract is up this year and there was rumors before this season that Erik Jones would only be in the 77 car for this year.
     
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  5. artvandelay

    artvandelay Well-Known Member

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    Keselowski was originally with HMS before getting a full time ride with Penske...
     
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    wdwfan4ver Well-Known Member

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    True, but Brad said last week that he wants to stay at Penske.
     
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  7. artvandelay

    artvandelay Well-Known Member

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    True. He's become the face of Penske NASCAR. Kenseth moving to HMS is intriguing. He's good friends with Jimmie Johnson and Jeff Gordon
     
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  8. wdwfan4ver

    wdwfan4ver Well-Known Member

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    There is some tv news in NASCAR. It is very likely that there is going to be a change in the Broadcasting booth for NASCAR races.

    I've read the Dale Jr. is in talks with Fox and NBC for an analyst role. If Fox gets Dale Jr., my thinking is he's going to replace Darrell Waltrip. Darrell is 70 year old and is going to be 71 next year. If Dale Jr. is hired by NBC, I'm guessing he's replacing Burton or Steve Letarte.

    Out of those 2 networks, I personally want Dale Jr. to go to Fox. I've heard Dale Jr. announcing last year in a Xfinity race for Fox, and I thought he did well. The truth is Darrell Waltrip isn't getting younger and I rather see him replace Darrell than Michael Waltrip.

    I heard Michael Waltrip in the booth many time and he is terrible as an analyst for Truck races. Besides him being a bad analyst he is known as Nascar stooge in the booth that thinks every rule change is great.

    Michael Waltrip is the person who actually thought the Truck Series having a caution clock is a great idea. Michael a few years in the booth even wanted the cup series to have the rule of putting tires on one lap and put has in the following lap like the truck series did:jawdrop::facepalm:.
     
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  9. patch553

    patch553 Well-Known Member

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    personaly i'd like to see hendrick give Bowman the 88 for 2018 even if only to see how it goes,if he stuggles maybe then put Byron in for 2019?if not and kasey is still stuggling then possibly in the 5. I personally think it better to give Byron a couple years in xfinity.Unfortunatly all moves will depend upon sponsorship dollars,the longer they leave an announcement the more I fear for Bowmans chances. Other possible available seats not previously mentioned could be Almirola's,Menard's? jones if he goes to the 20? silly season is full swing at the moment;)
     
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    artvandelay Well-Known Member

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    Rumors that Menard goes to the Wood Brothers when Blaney becomes the third Penske driver
     
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    patch553 Well-Known Member

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    really!!!! that would suck,id heard a rumour of menard to the 43 and Edwards returning to the Penske 3rd car, got to love the silly season rumours:joyfull:
     
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    artvandelay Well-Known Member

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    Carl Edwards was at Sonoma today and said he has no interest in coming back. Could be a negotiating tactic but he sounded very happy.
     

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