Chase Elliott

Discussion in 'NASCAR chat' started by Restrictor Plate King!, Aug 9, 2014.

  1. I'm surprised no one has posted a thread about Chase Eliott's impending limited Cup schedule run in 2015. Apparently he'll run a 5th Hendrick car in limited races next season & then full time in 2016. My questions are 1) I thought NASCAR limited the teams to a 4 car max so then doe's that mean the 5th Hendrick car will actually be run out of Jr's garage or some other Hendrick farm team? 2) Jeff Gordon was asked which car he thought Chase would be taking over in 2016 & he said it hadn't been discussed. So then, is Kasey Kahne the odd man out cause I don't see Jeff calling quits at the end of next season...
  2. Jeffrey00

    Jeffrey00 Stamos Cozy

    You can a temporary 5th car for a rookie.

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  3. KahneFan

    KahneFan Team Owner

    Rules say that a team can run a 5th car only if its part time, they just can't run a full time 5th car.

    As for the whole deal with who's car chase we'll be in, I'm not gonna get in another heated discussion about it since I've voiced my opinion plenty of times. But I still think chase will take over the 24 in 2016, and Kasey will get a contact extension after 2015. Mainly because I don't feel like there will be anymore drivers available to take over the 5, IMO.

    As a side note, it will be awesome to see Chase finally in a cup car. I'll look forward to Chase Elliott and Kyle Larson provide great racing amongst each other.
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  4. ztevans

    ztevans Guest

    I don't think 2016 not being discussed with Jeff is a sign KASEY IS GONNNNNE so much as why on earth would you discuss 2016 with Jeff when he's in the hunt for 2014?

    It wasn't THAT long ago Kahne, Johnson, and Gordon were the winners at Hendrick and Junior was the guy who "didn't deserve a ride there". Serenity now,
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  5. Johali

    Johali Team Owner Contributor

    YEP. According to the "fans" on here that is.
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  6. That stuff happens. There were people who thought that Larson wasn't ready and Dillon was the next big thing :XXROFL:
  7. TexasRaceLady

    TexasRaceLady Admin/TimeOut Monitor Staff Member Contributor

    I think I'll just sit back and wait.... LOL
  8. ChexOrWrex

    ChexOrWrex Ya gotta wanna

    Wonder which one of them will flop. Larson and Dillion are strong for rookies and Elliott has alot of pressure on him. If all 3 are the "next dale earnhardt/jeff gordon/jimmie johnson/etc.." then we could see one hell of a show for the next 20 years. :beerbang:
  9. FLRacingFan

    FLRacingFan Team Owner

    Dillon is a points racer. Larson and Elliott are going to win races and championships.
  10. ToyYoda

    ToyYoda Team Owner

    One of the stars of the next 20 years could be someone we don't even see coming. Based on his performance in the BGN Series, who would have expected Jimmie Johnson to have the Cup career he's had?
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  11. be9ak7ts16

    be9ak7ts16 Master of Muppets

    Elliott and Larson have restored my interest in NASCAR.
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  12. Bobw

    Bobw Team Owner

    As long as Pop Pop is around Dillon will have a ride. For all the hype of him moving up and into the iconic #3 he's failed IMHO. Nascar com shows him in 15th with 1 top 5 and 3 top tens.
    On the other hand Chase looks like the real deal with Larson not far behind. Dillon's future will be pushing a pop corn cart thru the pits.
  13. The Nature Boy

    The Nature Boy Stylin and Profilin

    15th in points is nothing to sneeze at for a rookie. He's doing better than Logano did during his rookie year and look at where Joey is. He's also doing than Kurt Busch and a ton of other guys did in their rookie year.
  14. ToyYoda

    ToyYoda Team Owner

    I think Austin is doing better than a lot of people are giving him credit for. Larson has run up front more, but I think Dillon is having a decent rookie season as well.
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  15. Get That 88 Up There !!

    Get That 88 Up There !! JR Fan Forever

    Don't agree with this at all, and i am far from a Dillion fan, I don't think Dillion will ever win a championship,but he will be a good driver and win some races
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  16. Marcingak

    Marcingak Team Owner

    Pretty sure Gordon will retire after next year and Elliott will take over the 24 car. Drive to End Hunger is drastically reducing sponsorship next year and I have a feeling they will completely pull out in 2016. Elliott can bring the NAPA sponsorship with him.
  17. ChexOrWrex

    ChexOrWrex Ya gotta wanna

    DTEH only planned to stay on for 3 years to begin with...

    Again - Gordon will not just roll over & end his career for some young talent. He may hang it up if he wins the 2014 title, his back pain is too much and/or he has bigger fish to fry with his family.

    If sponsorships guided driver career length you may as well get your Kenseth & Earnhardt Jr. gear before they retire this year :rolleyes:
  18. FLRacingFan

    FLRacingFan Team Owner

    He's not a bad driver but I can't see him having much more than a Greg Biffle career.
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  19. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

    you do realize that Dillon is a first year rookie with those stats. Not saying he is setting the world on fire, but damn.o_O
  20. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

    Yeah I bet the Puppet Jr motorsports(really Hendrick) will field a cup car(s) with plenty of backups. 2. Doubt if Gordon is on the loop, he isn't a car owner, and Elliott doesn't need to take anything over, Jr motorsports will be the new race team, perfectly within the rules. Nascar might step in and say they can't be built under the same roof, no problem, drag it all over to Juniors shop and put it together. Can't really understand all the Kasey stuff. How many multi car race teams have all of there drivers doing great every year?
  21. ElliottFan

    ElliottFan Guest

    Top 15 is good for a rookie and I am not a dillon fan. I think its a good idea to get Chase into some cup races to see what its all about. Different level of competition for sure.
  22. AndyMarquisLive

    AndyMarquisLive Short Track Fanatic

    Austin Dillon is a Cup Series rookie but the comparisons between him and Logano are laughable. Dillon had 145 starts in the NASCAR "major leagues" prior to his rookie season in theNASCAR Sprint Cup Series. That's a pretty considerable amount of seat-time, much more seat time than rookies that have set the world on fire have gotten before running Cup.

    Kevin Harvick had 101 starts between Nationwide and Trucks before his Cup debut. Tony Stewart had 37 starts in those two leagues before his Cup debut. Junyer had 77 starts. The list goes on. And the aforementioned drivers lit the world on fire in their rookie seasons.

    Logano was too young when he came to Cup. He was 18-19 in his rookie year and had only run one half of a season in Nationwide. Compare that to Austin Dillon, 24, who has years of NASCAR experience and had more Cup starts prior to his rookie season than Logano had Nationwide starts.

    What we're getting from Dillon now may very well be a fair sample of how good he's going to be.
  23. ChexOrWrex

    ChexOrWrex Ya gotta wanna

    Rookie seasons shouldnt be an indication of an entire career. Jeff Gordon hit everything but the pace car his rookie year.
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  24. FenderBumper

    FenderBumper The original Doug

    IMO, both Dillon boys will compete for championships in the cup series. I feel Ty's driver attitude is better suited for the #3, but I guess Austin got there first.
  25. FenderBumper

    FenderBumper The original Doug

    And Danica's rookie year wasn't that hot, but look at her now!
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  26. ChexOrWrex

    ChexOrWrex Ya gotta wanna

    Austin will make his own legacy with the #3 car. The #3 should not be synonymous with aggressive driving, Dale Earnhardt should. Drivers make the legacy, not the number.

    If Chase Elliott hopped in the #24 car & started spinning people out & having a cocky attitude I'd say "**** chase elliott" not "**** the number 24".

    I was under the impression she is still a rookie
  27. FenderBumper

    FenderBumper The original Doug

    Surely you jest.
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  28. FenderBumper

    FenderBumper The original Doug

    The #3 became know for aggressive driving, then it was retired for 13 years. IMO, Austin is in the #3 to help with sponsorship. Austin won't get many Earnhardt fans, but Ty would.
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  29. pudge

    pudge When Nothing Goes Right....Go Left

    example.....Ryan Newman defeats Jimmie Johnson for Rookie of the Year, and we know how close they have been every year since, with Jimmie getting the slight edge
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  30. The Nature Boy

    The Nature Boy Stylin and Profilin

    I would honestly not put Chase in the #24 car when he comes up. Being put in the #24 as an immediate successor to Jeff Gordon is a TON of pressure for one kid to overcome.

    Have him run the #25.

    Of course, in the event that Jeff doesn't want to retire, I would pressure Stewart-Haas to end the Danica experiment and put Chase in the #10 car. When Jeff retires, Chase moves over to Hendrick, brings his number and keeps trucking.
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  31. pudge

    pudge When Nothing Goes Right....Go Left

    i agree that i think that if Ty started running the #3 when he comes to cup, that he would be more accepted from the sore Sr fans.
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  32. Marcingak

    Marcingak Team Owner

    I think Elliott may get Stewart's ride after what happened last night. I don't see sponsors wanting to be on Stewart's car for much longer after he killed a guy.
  33. ztevans

    ztevans Guest

    Not that it's terribly important in the grand scheme of things, but if Stewart doesn't run today (and he's saying he will) they'd put in a road course ringer before a guy making his Sprint Cup debut under contract with another team.
  34. Marcingak

    Marcingak Team Owner

    It's not really another team. Elliott races for Jr motorsports which is owned by both Hendrick and Dale Jr and his sister. Stewart Haas racing is pretty much a satellite team for Hendrick. That being said, my previous post wasn't aimed at today's race. It was speculation for next year and beyond.
  35. ztevans

    ztevans Guest

    Ah, I misunderstood. Next year would obviously be another ball of wax.
  36. Marcingak

    Marcingak Team Owner

    It's all good.
  37. pudge

    pudge When Nothing Goes Right....Go Left

    Dale & Chase

  38. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

    she is making the transition from open wheel for Christ's sake, give her five years or so. :wacko:
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  39. mreed

    mreed Guest

    It cracks me up when people talk about Gordon's rookie season as if all he did was wreck.

    He posted 7 top 5's and 11 top 10's his rookie year, and at the time HMS was far from the powerhouse team they are now. I believe he finished second five times as well.

    An extremely good rookie year imo.
  40. ChexOrWrex

    ChexOrWrex Ya gotta wanna

    What I said came straight from Rick's mouth.

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