Cole Pearn stepping away from NASCAR

Discussion in 'NASCAR chat' started by AndyMarquisLive, Dec 9, 2019.

  1. Stewart Fan

    Stewart Fan Team Owner

    He's gonna go hang out with Carl Edwards in that black void he fell into.
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  2. Team Penske

    Team Penske Team Owner

    Or we will find out if he can get another great CC. Truex did all the driving
    so we know he can get the job done IF he gets a smart enough CC.
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  3. jaqua19

    jaqua19 Team Owner

    Gordon was still a contender, and Johnson was on his decline in an organization that isn't the super power it was 3 years prior to then.

    Those two were much better drivers. Truex having a drop in his performance is pretty expected and certainly isn't shocking.

    As far the news..well, no comment, other than let's see what Truex can do in elite equipment with a good CC.

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  4. DUN24

    DUN24 Skeptical of the Spectacle


    I gotta wonder if the 2021 package has something to do with it..
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  5. DUN24

    DUN24 Skeptical of the Spectacle

    Gordon won back to back races right off the bat with Brian Whitesell in 99'. Won a championship with Robbie Loomis. Almost won a championship with Steve Letarte. Almost won another championship with Alan Gustafson.

    Way different then the fall off with Knaus. The 48 stayed together way too long imo
  6. aunty dive

    aunty dive Team Owner

  7. Team Penske

    Team Penske Team Owner

    What was the contract length that Cole and Martin signed with JGR??
    I thought they had 1 more year on their contracts. Something going on in house for him to walk away from a contract, unless his wife gave him an ultimatum.
  8. ChexOrWrex

    ChexOrWrex Ya gotta wanna

    Buyout clauses exist for a reason. No tin foil hats here.
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  9. Team Penske

    Team Penske Team Owner

    Usually the "buyout clause" favors the team owner. Not often a CC or driver cancels their contract.
  10. be9ak7ts16

    be9ak7ts16 Johali Lives

    Good for him for making a great choice. Good luck Me. Pearn.
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  11. Charlie Spencer

    Charlie Spencer Short tracks and road courses.

    Because he can't just be tired of the responsibilities and simply well-off enough to choose something less demanding. Gods forbid we take him at face value despite any evidence otherwise. Let's all look for hidden meanings, like teenage girls over-interpreting a love note.
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  12. Larsonfan1995

    Larsonfan1995 Team Owner

    Where did the script come from though? Vince Joe McGibbs, or World NASCAR Entertainment? The two big and unlikely mistakes were on Gibbs teams.
  13. Formerjackman

    Formerjackman Team Owner

    Because so many people have said the EXACT same thing and two weeks or two months later that same person is doing the same thing for somebody else. Why do you think people are STILL talking about Carl Edwards? Because the number of people in these positions who actually DO just ride off into the sunset are about 1 in 100.
  14. Rafe hollister

    Rafe hollister Team Owner

    Fatback McSwain once a CC on the #18 Interstate battery car quit and open a auto repair shop in Dallas N.C.
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  15. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

  16. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

    Woke up one morning and he said

  17. Pat

    Pat Team Owner

    Wow. What is going on there???
  18. Mike Crayne

    Mike Crayne Team Owner

  19. Pat

    Pat Team Owner

    Not nice, but I guess he doesn't have to answer to anyone anymore.
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  20. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

    Quits a job and has no idea what he is going to do next, but he ain't working there anymore. Kinda like Carl eh? Except Carl wasn't a jackass about it.
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  21. aunty dive

    aunty dive Team Owner

    "So please understand my sincerity and shove all your conspiracy theories up your hoop."

    Sounds like good advice to me.
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  22. TexasRaceLady

    TexasRaceLady Plank Owner Contributor

    My 2 cents, Cole made his decision on what HE wanted out of life --- and that life was NOT 24/7 in the shop or on the road.
    Good for him.
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  23. Ventisca

    Ventisca Team Owner

    I'm skeptical.

    Cole standing in his yard, holding a garden hose while taking orders from his wife ain't a future. It's a temporary escape from the JGR Zoo. Congrats to him for escaping the cage.

    I've been to many many retirement ceremonies and heard the usual "just want to spend more time with family" blather -- only to see husbands eventually scramble to get away from that domestic tranquility and back into a life of excitement, risk, adventure...
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  24. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

    Everybody knew when Gordon, and recently D.W., Jr etc were retiring. And the guy is jacked up about something that sure smells like he didn't give any notice, left his bunch in the lurch, says publicly he doesn't have a job lined up. I for one hope he gets a job doing something, hanging out with the fam is going to get old pretty quick without any income coming in. If he moves to Vancouver it is one of the most expensive places in the world to live.
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  25. ChexOrWrex

    ChexOrWrex Ya gotta wanna

    what a child lol
  26. Whiskyb

    Whiskyb Team Owner

    Its a shame he is leaving. He was the lone wolf at JGR, as he was the only one from there that I have seen on RaceHUb. Genuinely down to earth it seemed
  27. wi_racefan

    wi_racefan Team Owner

    Cole is far from being a idiot, so I'm sure no matter where he decides to live he'll have no problem finding good employment.

    People with the talent he has usually don't have to go looking for work, it usually finds them

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  28. aunty dive

    aunty dive Team Owner

    We'd be glad to have him.

    I can't imagine he doesn't have enough glue to live here.
  29. Formerjackman

    Formerjackman Team Owner

    I'll just point out that guys like this don't get where they are without being a certain type of person. People like that have a VERY hard time getting off and staying off the treadmill, even if they think they really want to. We'll see if his decision sticks.
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  30. SpeedPagan

    SpeedPagan The iRacing Guru

    I'd be surprised if Cole doesn't have enough money to coast for a few years. Maybe find out what else sparks his interest beside racing.
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  31. LJ7201

    LJ7201 Team Owner

    he'll be fine. "nascar cup champion crew chief" is a pretty rare piece to a resume
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  32. Team Penske

    Team Penske Team Owner

    He can always own his own Pinty's Series team, no problem finding a CC.
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  33. Charlie Spencer

    Charlie Spencer Short tracks and road courses.

    I agree, but there are plenty of other, less demanding treadmills outside of racing.

    Some here are making it sound like he has only two options - sit around the house and get bored, or go back into racing. There's plenty of options besides those two.
  34. KTMLew01

    KTMLew01 Team Owner

    Lots of super judgmental people here. How about let people live their own life?
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  35. Formerjackman

    Formerjackman Team Owner

    Who's judging? Some of us are interested in motivates and drives people, or doesn't for that matter.
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  36. aunty dive

    aunty dive Team Owner

    Take Pearn's advice.
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  37. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

    I don't think there would be all of the wondering going on if this announcement would have been announced earlier in the season. Leaving suddenly is going to raise questions no matter who it is. That's two with the same outfit that have done that. Kids grow up at the race tracks all of the time.
  38. aunty dive

    aunty dive Team Owner

    He and his family have decided that the lifestyle no longer suits them.

    Somehow, that is not acceptable to everyone.

    This made me laugh.
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  39. SpeedPagan

    SpeedPagan The iRacing Guru

    Why Pinty? Go for the Truck series!
  40. Snappy D

    Snappy D 2017 Pick Em Champion 2018 Bold Predictor

    Maybe just Cole just got burnt out and missed being away from his family 38 something odd weekends a year. I cant imagine traveling that much for a job, I mean you're on the road alot. I dont see the conspiracy in this..... I'd buy the Carl Edwards conspiracies over the Cole Pearn ones we have been getting
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