2019 Xfinity Series Thread

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Do you think JR Motorsports will win three Xfinity Series driver championships in a row?
Jim: It will be very difficult, especially now that Chase Briscoe will be competing fulltime in the series with Stewart-Haas Racing and Christopher Bell will be returning for another season after a seven-win rookie campaign with Joe Gibbs Racing. I do expect Noah Gragson to do well in his rookie campaign with JRM, but will have some very experienced competition to contend with on the track, including teammate Justin Allgaier.

Nick: It's going to be a packed field with Chastain in the No. 42. Briscoe securing a full-time ride via SHR and Christopher Bell back for another season. However, I think both Justin Allgaier and his rookie teammate Gragson can get it done. But will they? I'm going to say no, just because I think Chastain and Bell will be leading the charge in 2019.

Tim: I think it will be tough for JR Motorsports to win a third straight driver’s title with the competition now coming from Joe Gibbs Racing and Stewart-Haas Racing. However, they have the driver I think will be very motivated to go after the title in Justin Allgaier. Allgaier came close this season and I feel that frustration of coming up short in 2018 will motivate him and the entire team next season.
https://www.motorsport.com/nascar-cup/news/nascar-roundtable-will-ford-be-able-to-keep-momentum-in-2019/4305897/
 

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I think Chastain and Bell are going to be the two to beat for the "regular" season. Both have proven to be able to give the cupwacker's hell when they invade the series.
 

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In my opinion Bell, Allgaier, and Chastain are the early favorites. But who knows I never would of picked Reddick.
 

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I think it's going to be a great season. What's leaving (Tifft, Hemric, Reed, Sadler) is dwarfed by what's coming in (Briscoe full-time with SHR, Cindric moving to Penske full-time, Chastain moving to CGR full-time, Gragson) so far.
 

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In my opinion Bell, Allgaier, and Chastain are the early favorites. But who knows I never would of picked Reddick.
yeah all of those and I would throw Gragson in there also. They are going to jack it up next year. Briscoe for SHR is a wild card and so is Cendric in the Penske. Damn that is a whole lot of potential wildness. I forgot Custer who continues to get better and is a veteran now. So many that can possibly win who are on winning teams.
 

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I think with the infusion of sponsor money he brings Haley and the 11 team will be another team running in the front pack.
 

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Kaulig Racing is an RCR affiliate, didn't know that
Haley has been a full-time racer in the Truck Series the past two seasons with GMS Racing, scoring three wins this year. He also made his Xfinity Series debut with GMS this year, making three starts, and initially appeared to have won the July Xfinity race at Daytona by passing Kyle Larson and Elliott Sadler before NASCAR determined that his winning move had been illegal, Haley having gone below the double yellow line to pass both of the leaders. Larson was therefore declared the winner.

https://racer.com/2018/12/01/haley-moves-to-kaulig-racing-for-xfinity/
 

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Truex dropped HRE and Brett Moffit got in and won the truck championship. Truex had one top 5 this year for Kaulig
 

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Haley was in the trucks last year, I don't see a decent ride in Xfinity being a lateral move, but whatever floats the boat. Haley is a better driver than Truex.
As of right now? Idk man one year isn't really fair. Truex was an upgrade from Koch and potential wise Haley has an upper hand. As of right now, I'd take Truex. That's just my honest opinion, he had a really good year last year.

That's why I said it a lateral move atm. Changing drivers every season is not a great move, but it is what it is. HRE's first full-season was 17 and they missed a **** ton of races on a part-time schedule. HRE had a lot of changes and the results came after a year. Moffitt is damn good, but Truex gave a hell of a run lets not undermine what he did.
 
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As of right now? Idk man one year isn't really fair. Truex was an upgrade from Koch and potential wise Haley has an upper hand. As of right now, I'd take Truex. That's just my honest opinion, he had a really good year last year.

That's why I said it a lateral move atm. Changing drivers every season is not a great move, but it is what it is. HRE's first full-season was 17 and they missed a sh!t ton of races on a part-time schedule. HRE had a lot of changes and the results came after a year. Moffitt is damn good, but Truex gave a hell of a run lets not undermine what he did.
HRE didn't miss any races in 2017 Blake Koch was terrible. 66 races for Kaulig, no top 5's, Truex wasn't much better 1 top 5, 33 races. Wasn't showing up for appearances. Haley signed a mulit year contract at 19 years old, he will do much better, hide an watch.
 

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HRE didn't miss any races in 2017 Blake Koch was terrible. 66 races for Kaulig, no top 5's, Truex wasn't much better 1 top 5, 33 races. Wasn't showing up for appearances. Haley signed a mulit year contract at 19 years old, he will do much better, hide an watch.
Stop nitpicking stats. Oh my geez one top 5 with a team with major changes and still had 11 top 10s. Kept the car clean for much of the season, but I'm certain come the year (2020) after Haley will perform better.

This year, I'd say he'd equal or be worse. Idk if Kaulig is expanding to two cars that might be more of a hindrance at this point and time. Be fair, this is Kaulig with RCR cars so who knows?

HRE's first full season was '17 btw.
 

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Stop nitpicking stats. Oh my geez one top 5 with a team with major changes and still had 11 top 10s. Kept the car clean for much of the season, but I'm certain come the year (2020) after Haley will perform better.

This year, I'd say he'd equal or be worse. Idk if Kaulig is expanding to two cars that might be more of a hindrance at this point and time. Be fair, this is Kaulig with RCR cars so who knows?

HRE's first full season was '17 btw.
Don't tell me to stop quoting the facts dude. Making alibis that aren't true I would say to you. Your all over the place. Haley has 8 wins in all of the series at only 19, 3 of them in the trucks. Truex has almost ten years on him with only 5 wins and they were in the K&N series almost 10 years ago. There's a good reason why Truex can't hold a ride and Haley is getting good ones.
 

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Bell, Chastain, Allgaier will contend and do well in the regular season for their "Big 3". Gragson, Reddick, Briscoe, Custer, Cindric, Haley, JH Nemechek, Brandon Jones will round out the other weekly contenders. I think RCR have a 2nd driver full time (Shane Lee?)? Annett, Koch will battle for 12th.
 

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the third car, No. 99 NXS will have a carousel of drivers such as B.J. McLeod, Tommy Joe Martins and JA Avila Jr. with open seats still available to welcome drivers to the team
 

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Stop that. Stop that right now.
Oh trust me, I would hate it. Just the colors look similar to Kimball's colors in IndyCar.

I hope its Moffitt, but another wildcard might be Sauter. We'll see soon enough. Also, it could be Austin Dillion... Man, I hope its Austin.
 

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Oh trust me, I would hate it. Just the colors look similar to Kimball's colors in IndyCar.

I hope its Moffitt, but another wildcard might be Sauter. We'll see soon enough. Also, it could be Austin Dillion... Man, I hope its Austin.
Why would Austin Dillion drive something besides one of Paw Pa's Xfinity cars?
 
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