Chase in a slump. Any reason to freak?

Discussion in 'NASCAR chat' started by ahudsonman, Jul 16, 2019.

  1. ahudsonman

    ahudsonman Team Owner

    Chase Elliott is in a slump.
    His last 5 finishes are: 15, 35, 11, 37, 20.
    Just a normal slump that all drivers to through? Or is it team slump....a team going backwards?
    Or something else?
    What say you?
  2. Greg

    Greg 2014 RF YAHOO CHAMP Your leader

    No. Drivers and teams go through hot and cold streaks.
  3. AuzGrams

    AuzGrams Team Owner

    What's the loop data on the 9 team? Are they running where they usually are? I'm an Newman/Bowman fan more so than anyone else this year.
  4. ChexOrWrex

    ChexOrWrex Ya gotta wanna

    Are you watching the races or just pulling stats?
  5. ahudsonman

    ahudsonman Team Owner

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  6. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

    Yep, He has been the fastest Hendrick team car for years. You have two factors in play, the ability of the car and the ability of the driver/team. Last year Chase didn't start on his win of three until Watkins Glenn. He already has a win this year, one could say he is ahead of last year. Yeah he has been going thru a dry spell. But it isn't time for a panic IMO.
  7. Spotter22

    Spotter22 Team Owner

    Preparing for the Playoffs. The time to try something different and find speed is now, see what works and what doesnt.
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  8. Charlie Spencer

    Charlie Spencer Short tracks and road courses rule.

    Tony Stewart historically didn't run worth a hoot until after Memorial Day. One of my fantasy strategies was to not start him until after then.

    "Don't panic." - Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.
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  9. AdoubleU24

    AdoubleU24 Team Owner

    Summertime slump. Had one his rookie year at exactly this time as well...even worse than this.
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  10. AuzGrams

    AuzGrams Team Owner

    Yep Tony would always heat up and get hot usually at Sonoma or Daytona and roll off a lot of wins and good finishes
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  11. Formerjackman

    Formerjackman Team Owner

    Keep in mind that one of those finishes was a blown engine while running 2nd, one was being wiped out in a restrictor plate wreck while running in the top five, and the last one was the result of coming out on the short end of a free-for-all on a GWC restart. Are they running good enough to win a championship? Not even close, but the finishes alone do not tell the whole story.
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  12. jaqua19

    jaqua19 Team Owner

    No panic.

    But he hasn't been the fastest Hendrick car the last few weeks. The 48 and 88 have been just as good the last two races.

    It's mid season though. They'll get the speed back. But they are falling just a tad behind

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  13. ChexOrWrex

    ChexOrWrex Ya gotta wanna

    Lost oil pressure, flat tire, & caught up in Talladega wreck make up over half of these “slump” finishes.

    No slump, just some bad circumstances out of driver control. #9 team is fine.
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  14. ahudsonman

    ahudsonman Team Owner

    Sounds good to me.
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  15. ToyYoda

    ToyYoda Team Owner

    Jimmie had a few mid season slumps too during his run of 5 straight titles.
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  16. Truex_rox

    Truex_rox 19 looks better than ever.

    He overcame the hurdle of getting his first win. He overcame another hurdle getting a win this season. Chase is currently locked into the playoffs. He could run like hot garbage until the first race of the playoffs, then flip the switch. The #9 camp is good. They just have to avoid bad circumstances.
  17. aunty dive

    aunty dive Team Owner

    There are 15 teams capable of race wins.

    After 19 races, 7 of those cars have done that. The 9 is one of those. This stuff is hard.
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  18. Fordracing7

    Fordracing7 2018 Pick em Champion

    Maybe they're trying stuff for the playoffs I wouldn't worry about it if I was a fan of his
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  19. DaBiff1618

    DaBiff1618 Team Owner

    I don’t think it’s an overstatement to say that Chase is a terrible driver and should be replaced with Greg Biffle immediately
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  20. Charlie Spencer

    Charlie Spencer Short tracks and road courses rule.

    Carl Edwards to the #9.
  21. Truex_rox

    Truex_rox 19 looks better than ever.

    Kasey Kahne to the #9.
  22. JohnHill

    JohnHill member of Who Dat Nation

    We are due for the ‘Carl Edwards return next season rumor’...

    We already had someone bring the dodge return rumor up a month ago... it’s time to hear all the possible seats Carl will take... until he gets interviewed on his John Deere bailing hay in the mid west, to officially squash the speculation.
  23. Larsonfan1995

    Larsonfan1995 Team Owner

    Matt Kenseth to the #9
  24. gnomesayin

    gnomesayin Team Owner

    Go ahead and freak, why not?
  25. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

    if you say so, we must. :pbjtime:

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  26. Ventisca

    Ventisca Team Owner

    Your "Slump" story ain't Chase.

    It's these guys -- 2019 Club Zero:

    Notables (post-Kentucky 7/13)
    Erik, JGR
    Blaney, Penske
    Jimmie, HMS
    Byron, HMS
    Larson, CGR
    Harvick, SHR
    Bowyer, SHR
    Almirola, SHR
    Suarez, SHR
    Newman, RFR
    Stenhouse, RFR
    Austin, RCR
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  27. The Nature Boy

    The Nature Boy Stylin and Profilin

    Bill Elliott to the #9
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  28. FLRacingFan

    FLRacingFan Team Owner

    Pretty good when they are on the track.

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  29. ahudsonman

    ahudsonman Team Owner if it's not a slump, and it's bad circumstances......
    Well, it continues. New Hampshire got him a P29.
    His average finish in the last six races is 24.5
    That ranks 30th.
    He has led 7 laps total, in these last 6 races.
    I do believe it is more of a team/Hendrick thing than a Chase thing.
    But it is a thing.
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  30. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

    but, but A.S. Maness's chart. :rolleyes:
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  31. AdoubleU24

    AdoubleU24 Team Owner

    In 2016:

    Sonoma - 21
    Daytona - 32
    Kentucky - 31
    Loudon - 34
    Indy - 15
    Pocono - 33

    Average of 27.6. Went on to make a deep playoff run.

    Lots of strong tracks coming for Chase, he's going to regain his stride at the right time and sail off into the postseason.
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  32. ahudsonman

    ahudsonman Team Owner

    Well, you seem to be predicting he will again this year.
    I hope you are right.
    I have 2 concerns. 1) he should be lots better than 2016, which was his rookie year
    and 2) Hendrck cars seem much weaker in 2019 than they were in 2016.
  33. Dr_B_UNC

    Dr_B_UNC Team Owner

    Well, their notebook on what to NOT do is growing rapidly. What interests me is that HMS as a whole seems like they tried something funky with the belts/engines on the 750 hp package this year and it’s very fragile. Chase lost PS at Bristol, Jimmie lost it at Loudon. Then the engine failures at Sonoma and Loudon... at least Chase had a winning car at Bristol before the PS went out.
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  34. Dr_B_UNC

    Dr_B_UNC Team Owner

    I’m going to adopt your optimistic outlook instead of the one I currently hold. It seems like more fun. ;)
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  35. Ford 222

    Ford 222 Team Owner

    Hell yes it is....if you're his fan, it's time. It's what we do. I'm getting edgy since Brad hasn't won in a while. Last year was hell until Darlington.
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  36. Charlie Spencer

    Charlie Spencer Short tracks and road courses rule.

    "When in danger or in doubt,
    Run in circles, scream and shout."
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  37. dpkimmel2001

    dpkimmel2001 Team Owner

    Stick a fork in him.
  38. Johali

    Johali Team Owner Contributor

  39. Truex_rox

    Truex_rox 19 looks better than ever.

    He's a bust.
  40. Formerjackman

    Formerjackman Team Owner

    Well, lets be perfectly honest. Unless HMS comes up with a blinding light of divine inspiration fairly soon, Chase AND his three teammates are absolute toast as far as 2019 goes.

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