Discussion in 'NASCAR chat' started by Restrictor Plate King!, Aug 9, 2014.
Whoa, whoa....Mr. H. has said that he isn't a fan of developing drivers if I am not mistaken....
Larson gets very down at times. Something is missing, I just can't put my hand on it. I have noticed even when he was winning, his mind seems to be in Left field.
I believe he will end up at HMS, Rick and the total support system at HMS would be a breath of fresh air for Kyle.
As I said before, HMS doesn't NEED to develop drivers, he has JRM for that, and they have become quite good at it. Rick can say whatever he wants, but Chase Elliott, William Byron, Tyler Reddick and Noah Gragson didn't just fall out of the shy. They are developing drivers.
I think the 9 car caused the 4 car to speed on pit road. If you watch the final pit stop you can see what happened.
I wonder who Byron and Gragson and Reddick were racing for in the developmental series of ARCA and K&N and the trucks?
I am not sure what you're getting at.
That JR Motorsports is an Xfinity only team and there's no Hendrick development in trucks and lower. They rely on stealing drivers.
I'll say he went one farther with Byron, let him get experience with the Toyota bunch with the agreement of signing on to Hendrick after his contract expired in the Toyota Trucks done before the fact. Gragson was a shoe in, he was brought up from the jump in the Yota camp but they are shrinking at the cup level and Xfinity. Sadler retiring was perfect timing to get an already trained driver who has most of his wrecking out of the way.
It’s a good possibility. He ate Kevin up on entrance.
Still a stupid mistake though. Kevin has to know he has the better car and plenty of time to race Chase once up to speed.
I would call the uncontrolled tire rule as it is written stupid. Speeding on pit row is a mistake unless you do it a lot like Hamlin does and it is stupid then. It looks like it is pretty easy to do in the heat of battle coming into or out of the pits.
I watched the vid several times where they show that pit stop, when the 9 ate the 4 up on entrance. From the 4 in car camera Kevin looked in his rear view as he was crossing the timing line, probably lost concentration on the tach.
ON Happy Hours a caller questioned Kevin on looking in rear view at the 9, Kevin said he didn't. But when you watch the in car, he clearly did.
Sped in section 4
Where is section 4?
I got this for ya, your on your own after that
better, I guess section 4 would be from the bottom Chex will probably know what the deal is
To be fair, with William...Kyle stole him first. Jr already had him, then Kyle got him, and Jr just got him back.
Whats the deal with the NBC Peacock on the car?
They replaced the emoji's with the NBC symbol.
How the hell do you steal a guy when the organization he was with had no truck team?
Oh yeah, the 9 intimidated Kevin ******* Harvick. Got it.
I’m just saying that Jr took back a guy he already had lol.
I let it go, Hendrick/Jr motorsports did have a one truck team during that time. Part time 2015 and full time 2016. Cole Custer was in the truck 00 sponsored full boat by Gene Haas both years. Byron had Liberty and was with KBM trucks. Byron ran full time in a Chevy in K&N East 2015 for Justin Marks, with Kevin Bellicourt as his crew chief and I believe Bellicourt works for Hendrick and is going to be the 48's chief. Who knows, but I do think Hendrick either had Byron on tap, or gave him an offer he couldn't refuse. If I had to guess I think he had Byron already spoken for.
Sorry your guy didn't make it.
He was intimidated of course. Nice qualifying today.
I found this:
So if this new team "Hendrick/Jr Motorsports" had a team and a driver's dad's team owner funded the whole thing, do they really have a team?
Gonna trigger tf outta @AndyMarquisLive
^ That Forbes article is very poorly written. Yikes
On XM today DW said Chase reminds him of David Pearson.
So Chase Elliott wins the most popular driver award. That does not surprise me. I tried to find the actual voting results with no luck. Has anyone ever seen the results?
so far that seems to be the case, Elliott more often than not makes his run to the front in the final stages of the race. It probably will change next year, most of the younger drivers experiences are with much higher down force cars.
I think the most you'll find is a the top 5 vote getters but they won't list it in order. I have no clue why they don't just release that info, even the Heisman trophy voting gets released. I guess they don't want to hurt the other driver's feelings by seeing how unpopular they are in comparison? Lol
I think Chase has done a pretty decent job so far in the early stage of his Cup career and it is no big surprise that he won MPD this year. I think if he keeps his nose clean in life and keeps having decent results he will be MPD for a few more years...but I don't think he will hold the title as long as his dad or Dale Jr did.
I don't see that happening any time soon. Gordon's son is way too young.
1. Chase Elliott (46% of all votes cast)
2. Kyle Busch
3. Martin Truex Jr.
4. Ryan Blaney
5. Kevin Harvick
I may be wrong, but I believe his daughter is more into racing than his son.
Separate names with a comma.