Discussion in 'NASCAR chat' started by acmerocket, Nov 20, 2018.
I have never seen so much about a run in Phoenix a couple of years ago....
This is Chase's team for the foreseeable future. I think Bowman and Byron can be serviceable drivers who can win every once in a while, like an Almirola or Bowyer type, but not the type of drivers who will be regarded as serious title contender each year.
Well, if you were an owner worried about sponsorship, you might be less patient.
I think it is way too soon to tell. I do worry about Byron, he is going to get the Elliott/Hambone treatment or something similar.
Honestly, I hope Mr. H. stays with these guys so that we can play all of this out....but I don't know if he will/can.
Its JJ's team until he retires
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I don't know about that. JJ needs to be in front in the winners column for some fans. But yeah it doesn't matter to some. But they have been trying to throw him under the bus for one crappy season. I hope all of them get a hold of the new setups. More competition never hurts. It sucked looking at the board and seeing him running in the 20's a lot
It's kind of a big deal considering he led more laps and competed among the best in the car he was in compared to two drivers who have a tremendous stature in the sport and happened to drive the same car and didn't quite manage to emulate his results.
It's not just that one run, either. He had a respectable 2018 season. As other members here pointed out, he was more often than not closer to the fore at Hendrick.
Eh, I put this here, It isn't all Hendrick, I don't think it will matter that much. Something to read..it's the dark days.
Chevrolet sees "more work to do" before 2019 NASCAR season
For the second consecutive season, Chevrolet had no drivers contending for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series championship.
I can’t argue with JJ’s resume and all the wins, championships, etc. BUT the second half of this year was a passing of the torch. JJ is the figure head, but it’s Chase’s team now.
With the new package next year, 2/3 of the races will be “plate racing” type lotteries so who knows.
Eh. Pretty good point, but that was a different package at a different time. For some reason, this guy's success is guaranteed, and I don't agree.
The All Star Package brings hope IMO. It's a new game. Who is going to be first out of the gate?
Yeah that is the big question mark for next season IMO. It's pretty much a whole new ball game. It's possible it will suit some drivers style better than others, and some racing teams will be better at getting it figured out than others. For me, I don't think the 4 or 5 top drivers/teams will have any problems with the changes. But there will be new shenanigans.
I can see our final four from this year being good straight out of the gate - if the Mustangs do not face the same developmental problems that the Camaro has faced, that is.
Well, since they had Rodney under house arrest, he probably was working on the new Mustang.
Interview: Why NASCAR's Rookie of the Year still isn't satisfied
The way Chad treated JJ sometimes— I don’t believe it will be an ideal relationship with Byron. Although, I do believe progress will be made.
Only one winning driver out of four — at HMS in 2018. Can’t see that happening again in 2019 without “consequences and repercussions”...
88 will do better than 24... 48 and 9 will do better than both of them
You sure of that?
Seems a little early in his career to determine his abilities. It took Chase longer than expected to win. Last year was rough in the Bowtie camps. I fault the cars last year more so than the drivers. Maybe the Chevys will be better this year. Who knows?
88 might do better than 48.. otherwise yeah I'm pretty sure
Much better than the 2018 car. I like it
I had no idea Jr was even there when I initially saw this. Cool if he’s still involved somewhat with the 88 team but I’d say it has more to do with Nationwide. I’d wager that Bowman wins a race this coming year, in fact I’d say everyone at HMS wins a race this year (is this a BOLD Prediction??? Not sure yet) however I’d also say we have now idea how the Chevy’s will run in this new aero package they are trotting out. Everyone is getting antsy for Daytona....I can’t wait for Atlanta.
With the new rules, HMS will be able to go back to Chad's cheating notes.
Check out that Jacket Chad is wearing.
I sure hope JR left Nationwide a little money because they are going to have to write a check to me and 3 other of my teammates sometime in the near future.
Part of the deal to keep Nationwide sponsoring the 88 car was that Dale was included in the package. Plus with his close business and personal ties to HMS, I think he has a genuine interest in seeing the team as a whole and his old car in particular do well. I also think he looks at Alex as one of "his guys".
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