Cole Pearn stepping away from NASCAR

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  1. AndyMarquisLive

    AndyMarquisLive Short Track Fanatic

  2. Whiskyb

    Whiskyb Team Owner

    Wow, did not see that coming
     
  3. Snappy D

    Snappy D 2017 Pick Em Champion 2018 Bold Predictor

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  4. Charlie Spencer

    Charlie Spencer Short tracks and road courses.

    Ho-lee ...
     
  5. Biggreen695

    Biggreen695 Team Owner

    Guess we'll find out how good truex really is

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  6. AdoubleU24

    AdoubleU24 Team Owner

    Whoooooooa. So who do you replace him with? Ratcliff? This is nuts.
     
  7. Hawaii808

    Hawaii808 Team Owner

    He would be a great guy to have around the shop if you were trying to start up a Cup program...
     
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  8. Larsonfan1995

    Larsonfan1995 Team Owner

  9. aunty dive

    aunty dive Team Owner

    Life on the road.
     
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  10. Larsonfan1995

    Larsonfan1995 Team Owner

    Carl Edwards narrowly misses a title, leaves the 19 team

    Cole Pearn narrowly misses a title, leaves the 19 team
     
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  11. Charlie Spencer

    Charlie Spencer Short tracks and road courses.

    :blink:
     
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  12. donthaveanickname

    donthaveanickname Team Owner

    Wow...
    CC of the decade I would say
     
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  13. Ventisca

    Ventisca Team Owner

    Cole Pearn knows he was shivved in the back. He's had enough of this nonsense.

    Oh well, Back to work -- Play On!
     
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  14. ChexOrWrex

    ChexOrWrex Ya gotta wanna

    One of the best racing geniuses to enter NASCAR since Evernham, IMO.

    Best wishes to him.
     
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  15. Truex_rox

    Truex_rox 19 looks better than ever.

    I did not see that coming. I thought for sure he would stick around for ages to come following the incredible success and instrumentality in Toyota's recent dominance. Enjoy your retirement, Pearnstar!
     
  16. jws926

    jws926 I need to think of something new for here

    Wow, just wow, but respect to him for wanting more time to be with his family to be there for his kids more.
     
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  17. Greg

    Greg 2014 RF YAHOO CHAMP Your leader

    Wow, I am surprised.
    But good on him for putting his children first, it is the greatest measure of man for doing the right thing.
     
  18. Ford Racing

    Ford Racing Team Owner

    Really surprising news. I'll be interested to see how Truex performs in the coming years.
     
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  19. Joker

    Joker #1 Harvick Fan

    This one really shocked me. Good on him for going with what felt right.
     
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  20. Charlie Spencer

    Charlie Spencer Short tracks and road courses.

    Geez, rack up the wins, make the final four regularly, even score a championship, ...

    But get just ONE set of tires mixed up ...
     
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  21. Tumbleweed

    Tumbleweed Team Owner

    It will be *really* interesting to see who replaces him on the 19.
     
  22. bigspud

    bigspud Team Owner

    same as edwards,
    he realized vince was really running the show.
     
  23. 2 Sweet

    2 Sweet Legend

    Wow.

    Best CC in auto racing, leaving right in his prime. Now we will see what Truex is capable of without him.
     
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  24. 2 Sweet

    2 Sweet Legend

    History repeating itself.....

    Evernham left Gordon to start his own team with Dodge.

    Pearn is leaving Truex to start his own team with Dodge.

    :D
     
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  25. hidesert cowboy

    hidesert cowboy Team Owner

    If I was HMS I would offer this guy a job and say dude, here is 2 million, come to work 4 days a week, take off the rest
     
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  26. Hawaii808

    Hawaii808 Team Owner

    There, fixed that for ya...
     
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  27. DaBiff1618

    DaBiff1618 Team Owner

    This is random, there has got to be more to this. Maybe he was that butthurt over losing a championship due to bad tires lol
     
  28. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

    could be a lot more obligations with Gibbs and the rest of the Toyota brass being in Charlotte instead of out in the boonies of Colorado in a more laid back atmosphere
     
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  29. bigspud

    bigspud Team Owner

    or bad script.
     
  30. ChexOrWrex

    ChexOrWrex Ya gotta wanna

    I’ll take it at face value. Some people can stay at the top & enjoy it while being away from family, some people can’t. It’s not unique to NASCAR.

    Grinding away when young and walk away with health and happiness. That’s everyone’s goal in any profession.
     
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  31. SpeedPagan

    SpeedPagan The iRacing Guru

    I hope Martin Truex Jr. doesn't have the drop in performance like Jeff Gordon did when Evernham left, or when Rick Hendrick broke up Jimmie Johnson and Chad Knaus.
     
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  32. wi_racefan

    wi_racefan Team Owner

    Wow well good on him if he's walking away to spend more time with his family. I'm sure he's made enough by now anyway.

    Side note: I find it strange and maybe it's just a coincidence but the last two guys that have walked away while on the top of their game have been from JGR......

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  33. SpeedPagan

    SpeedPagan The iRacing Guru

    I'd imagine the pressure to perform and get wins is immense when you're at a top tier team like JGR.
     
  34. ChexOrWrex

    ChexOrWrex Ya gotta wanna

    He will in 2021.
     
  35. ChexOrWrex

    ChexOrWrex Ya gotta wanna

    You either die a hero or live long enough to become a villain
     
  36. *WEAVER*

    *WEAVER* Team Owner

    Who's gonna fill his t-shirt now.
     
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  37. Blaze

    Blaze Midnight Rider

    Well that’s some huge news.
     
  38. Formerjackman

    Formerjackman Team Owner

    Maybe Preacher Joe was finally going to enforce a dress code.....;)
     
  39. AuzGrams

    AuzGrams Team Owner

    I think so too but best of wishes to him and his family. Already won a title with the "B" team anyway.
     
  40. KTMLew01

    KTMLew01 Team Owner

    He got Pearn't out?

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