I don't pay too much attention to it. It's more of a story of circumstances as to why Burton is in cup than anything to me. Good driver bad driver blah blah. Keselowski quit suddenly. Cendric was supposed to take the Wood brothers seat. What's Penske going to do now that Kez bailed? Penske decided to put Cendric in THAT spot. Another into the fire pick.I'm just tired of people pointing to JJ every time a driver with a mediocre record comes up to Cup (and yes, I've done it a time or two myself). Ya know, most of those guys have the records they have for a reason. Hell, there are plenty of Busch / X champs and ROTYs who do zippo in the big show. Johnson was the exception, not the rule.
I'm not sure if he was included in the tally but he is definitely one of the 90%ers.Mills returns to BJMM.
Lessard is gonna run a few races for the new SQR team.
I thought AJ would run all the plate and road course races.
According to Jordan Bianchi at The Athletic, you have the story right, including the part about Harrison Burton being planned for the Penske #22 Xfinity car. And I regard Bianchi as an excellent source for silly season transactions because he puts a lot of time and effort into tracking the silly season silliness. He's a fine journalist, and he doesn't report on unsubstantiated rumors like so many Nascar "reporters" do. He goes after confirmation before publishing... like real reporters do.I don't pay too much attention to it. It's more of a story of circumstances as to why Burton is in cup than anything to me. Good driver bad driver blah blah. Keselowski quit suddenly. Cendric was supposed to take the Wood brothers seat. What's Penske going to do now that Kez bailed? Penske decided to put Cendric in THAT spot. Another into the fire pick.
That left a hole at Wood Brothers. It seems wierd that Burton would be considered at Penske at all to me at the time.
Now we find out that DEX for whatever reason had had enough of JGR and was wanting Burton to join Blaney who they already sponsored at Penske (not to mention which organization uses more of DEX products), no brainer Penske wins.
Can't say for sure but I would bet Burton was supposed to drive Penske's Xfinity car with DEX as a main sponsor. Penske and DEX probably decided to run Burton to fill the hole in cup and with what Penske saved in costs and manpower it made sense to scrap the Xfinity car.
JGR has cut their Xfinity program one car this year.
Inexperience aside, Burton gives the Wood Brothers what they need after the breakup with Matt DiBenedetto. He won’t make waves, won’t criticize the team publicly and will accept responsibility behind the scenes when the team’s performance isn’t up to par. All of which will be appreciated within the Wood Brothers after a somewhat tumultuous 2021 season. This alone makes this a positive hire.
What’s the over / under on how many races this team enters in 2022? I’ll set the line at 3.5.Floyd Mayweather Jr. launches The Money Team Racing; Kaz Grala to make Daytona 500 bid - NASCAR MOBILE https://www.nascar.com/news-media/2...ng-floyd-mayweather-jr-daytona-500-kaz-grala/
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and Charlie slinks back into the cave hoping this fails. BTW Grala isn't that bad of a driver, and maybe the new car will take some of the advantages away without all of the aero science.The Money Team plans on a 15 race schedule, with the team especially focusing on the road courses with Kaz Grala.
I'm sure you meant 'under the bridge'. That's where 'our kind' traditionally dwell.Charlie slinks back into the cave