2019 Gander Outdoors Truck Series Thread

Discussion in 'NASCAR chat' started by StandOnIt, Nov 24, 2018.

  1. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

    He's been buried in a slow cup ride for awhile. First things first, I would like to see him get a good Xfinity ride like a Ganassi one.
     
  2. StandOnIt

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  3. AuzGrams

    AuzGrams Team Owner

    He was hanging around the 10 team this morning. Hopefully they go full time with Ross and Haley.

    Ross does pretty well in the 15 for Jay Robinson.
     
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  4. StandOnIt

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  7. Ventisca

    Ventisca Team Owner

    Ilmor screwed the pooch at a crucial race -- their incompetence is unforgivable -- dump them.

    Race engines in NASCAR should be manufacturer and team driven.
     
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  8. LewTheShoe

    LewTheShoe Team Owner

    Ouch. This is the dark side of spec components... when the mandated supplier gets it wrong. Some teams get lucky, and others have their season ended by something they have no control over. Grant Enfinger said, "6 of the 8 playoff teams had engine issues at this elimination race." That sucks.

    I'm not saying I have a better solution. Cost control is crucial. And some cost control measures are appropriate in the minor leagues that wouldn't be right for the top levels of the sport. That's just the way racing works.
     
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  9. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

    I remember a few years back the Chevy's at the cup level were having valve spring problems. It happens, but what is done about it is the key.
     
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  11. AuzGrams

    AuzGrams Team Owner

    They had all of the regular season & the first 2 races to earn playoff points. Sorry they got the **** end of the Illmor stick, but no.
     
  12. Charlie Spencer

    Charlie Spencer Remember the Gator

    I give them an occasional FUBAR, maybe every other season. Anything like this before ‘21 would definitely mandate looking for someone else.
     
  13. Charlie Spencer

    Charlie Spencer Remember the Gator

    I agree but I can live with it if NASCAR puts them back in.
     
  14. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

    Yeah I don't care either. Unless they had a miracle, Enfinger won the regular points, but he never won a race all year. Sauter never was a factor, and Crafton wasn't setting the world on fire either, winless.
     
  15. StandOnIt

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  17. StandOnIt

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  18. StandOnIt

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  19. StandOnIt

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  20. StandOnIt

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    not much of a race here , Ankrum is smoking them

     
  21. StandOnIt

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  22. StandOnIt

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    Martinsville entry

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  23. AuzGrams

    AuzGrams Team Owner

    I'm really surprised only 32 trucks are entered, Martinsville usually has the best entry lists of the year.
     
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  24. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

    Jeb Burton is back and gets another shot at it in a Niece truck and will be a teammate of Chastain
     
  25. AuzGrams

    AuzGrams Team Owner

    Very quality field from what I see. 22-24 good trucks from a quick count.
     
  26. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

    32 trucks is a full field in the truck series. Go over to the cup thread and be shocked, dismayed even gobsmacked, they don't have a full field over there.
     
  27. AuzGrams

    AuzGrams Team Owner

    I'm shocked really that you were the one to point this out. I know you think everything I say is negative but I was just pointing out facts. You do know there is the ignore feature.
     
  28. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

    32 trucks has been a full field for years. Trying to help you not shock yourself so much, it isn't good for your health.
     
  29. AuzGrams

    AuzGrams Team Owner

    Except that wasn't the point pal. Last I checked the spring race routinely gets 36-38 trucks.
     
  30. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

    is this another seat counter question? :rolleyes:
     
  31. AuzGrams

    AuzGrams Team Owner

    Still dwelling on that huh.

    Sorry some of us like seeing the sport thrive and do well. And it doesn't take a genius to figure out or a quick search to see that Kansas only has 48K seats.
     
  32. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

    maybe this will help ya, entry numbers this year to this point

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  33. donthaveanickname

    donthaveanickname Team Owner

    32 trucks including a start-and-park isn't much for a Martinsville race. The last three Martinsville races had 36, 35 and 41 entered.
    Truck débuts for Carson Ware (Rick's younger son), Danny Bohn and Tanner Gray.

    I wonder if Nemechek is planning for a full-time return to the trucks.
     
  34. AuzGrams

    AuzGrams Team Owner

    Maybe look into the Martinsville Spring entry numbers a little harder and realize that some of us actually like watching qualifying and who is racing to make it into the show.
     
  35. donthaveanickname

    donthaveanickname Team Owner

    Those aren't entry numbers That's just the number of trucks that qualified.
     
  36. AuzGrams

    AuzGrams Team Owner

    I really hope to see JHN in the 2 RCR or something with Fire Alarm if GMS closes, but I doubt there's a ton of money there.
     
  37. donthaveanickname

    donthaveanickname Team Owner

    I'd love to see that but I think it's more likely that RCR will eventually focus on the Cup Series.
    Maybe John Hunter can do some Xfinity starts in the 8
     
  38. AuzGrams

    AuzGrams Team Owner

    True. Run the 8 truck full time and run 5-10 races in the JRM All-Star car, he is a Drivers Edge protege.
     
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  39. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

    For instance the last 5 places were filled with owner points trucks in 2018 of the 35 entered
     
  40. Kiante

    Kiante Team Owner

    I hope he can find something as well next season, but who knows what might happen with the GMS Xfinity program? Its a possibility it might shutter, but nothing is official yet. I'd like to see him in the 2 as well, but I doubt Fire Alarm is going to cover many races.

    I'd hate to see him go back to trucks, he's performed well with what he has had this season. I just don't think GMS did enough in terms of providing equipment competitive enough for wins.
     

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