NASCAR 2020 - Bold Prediction Thread

Discussion in 'NASCAR chat' started by pjmolo, Jan 14, 2020 at 10:23 PM.

  1. pjmolo

    pjmolo Director of driver attitude adjustments . . .

    With only a little over a month until drivers take the green flag for the start of racing at Daytona International Speedway, it's time for those that visit the board to step up and post a BOLD PREDICTION concerning the upcoming 2020 NASCAR racing season.

    In a return to the roots of the game, and in a change from the format of last year's game, each player may make one, and only one, prediction. Multiple predictions by a player will not be accepted.

    This change is due primarily to the labor intensive effort that was required last year in tracking down over 90 predictions made by nearly 60 players.

    Predictions concerning all three NASCAR series (NASCAR Cup, Xfinity, Gander Truck) are acceptable.

    Predictions can concern virtually anything related to those series that occurs beginning with the start of Speedweeks at Daytona in early February until the Awards Banquet at Nashville in late November.

    It is strongly suggested that predictions be as specific as possible as well as something that can be easily verified.

    The deadline for prediction submittals is set at noon eastern time on the date of the Daytona 500, Sunday, February 16th, 2020.

    If a prediction concerns something that occurs prior to the submittal deadline, it must be submitted before the predicted event occurs.

    Posted predictions will be compiled and then posted periodically until a final list is posted prior to the start of the Daytona 500.

    Throughout the race season the list will be updated periodically as to which predictions have been so far proven to be true or false. After the Awards Banquet, a list of predictions proven to be true will be posted for all to vote on as to which true prediction was the most bold.

    Before making your prediction, check previous predictions to avoid making the same one that had been posted earlier. If identical predictions are made, only the first one to be posted will be accepted.

    A list of previous winners of the game is as follows:

    2019 - 37.2% - @LewTheShoe - At least one 2019 Cup winner will fail to make the playoff field

    2018 - 47.6% - @Snappy D - Matt Kenseth is driver of the #6 car by the 2nd half of the year

    2017 - 56.1% - @SlicedBread22 - No Chevy's in the Final (Championship) Four

    2016 - 43.5% - @Zerkfitting - Tony Stewart will win a race this (2016) season

    2015 - game thread lost

    2014 - 72.5% - @Wrangler1 - HMS (5, 24, 48, and 88) WILL NOT be among the final four eligible for the title

    2013 - 47.2% - @BobbyFord - Matt Kenseth will get 5 wins in the JGR #20

    2012 - 50.0% - @FenderBumper - Brad Keselowski wins 5 or more races

    2011 - 46.2% - @dpkimmel2001 - Paul Menard will win his first Cup race with RCR in 2011

  2. Charlie Spencer

    Charlie Spencer Short tracks and road courses.

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  3. Charlie Spencer

    Charlie Spencer Short tracks and road courses.

    Matt DiBenedetto will have at least five top 5 finishes in Cup.
  4. acmerocket

    acmerocket Team Owner

    great pick,i how he wins a race or two
  5. acmerocket

    acmerocket Team Owner

    do we post them here??
  6. Charlie Spencer

    Charlie Spencer Short tracks and road courses.

    Yep, right here, out in the open for all to see, naked and unafraid.
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  7. Joker

    Joker #1 Harvick Fan

    Prediction #1: Cole Custer will win a race.
  8. SpeedPagan

    SpeedPagan The iRacing Guru

    Prediction: Jimmie Johnson will win Championship #8.
  9. be9ak7ts16

    be9ak7ts16 Johali Lives

    Chase Elliott wins his first cup title.


    Kyle Busch wins 7 races total .
  11. Charlie Spencer

    Charlie Spencer Short tracks and road courses.

    'Total' as in Cup, Trucks, and Xfinity combined?
  12. 28car

    28car Team Owner

    Erik Jones will make the final 4
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  13. Formerjackman

    Formerjackman Team Owner

    William Byron will win at least two races.


    7 cup.
  15. acmerocket

    acmerocket Team Owner

    no one wants to see that.
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  16. acmerocket

    acmerocket Team Owner

    bell will win 2 or more races in cup!!!!!!!!!
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  17. Speedbowl14

    Speedbowl14 Ryan Preece and short tracks

    Aren't they supposed to be bold for the statman (thank you!) to easily pick them out?

    Ryan Preece makes the Cup series Playoff field.

    Re-word/clarify with me as you think is necessary @pjmolo. I think my prediction is pretty straightforward
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  18. pjmolo

    pjmolo Director of driver attitude adjustments . . .

    what he said . . .
  19. RacerrecaR

    RacerrecaR Orange cone

    Paul Menard wins a Cup & Xfinity race
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  20. aunty dive

    aunty dive Team Owner

  21. AuzGrams

    AuzGrams Team Owner

    Chase Elliott wins 6 races in 2020.
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  22. JJ_14

    JJ_14 Formerly Elliot_Fan_9

    Almirola & Bowyer combine for at least 5 wins in 2020.
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  23. Charlie Spencer

    Charlie Spencer Short tracks and road courses.

    In this discussion, that's often synonymous with 'Ridiculous'. :p
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  24. Joker

    Joker #1 Harvick Fan

    Can we make either or predictions? As in one of two drivers will do this.
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  25. Stu Jameson

    Stu Jameson Team Owner

    At least one Cup driver will suffer a career-ending injury.
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  26. SlicedBread22

    SlicedBread22 #TeamJL

    There will be exactly 22 different winners combined across NASCAR's top 3 series' in the 2020 season.
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  27. dirtfan

    dirtfan Team Owner

    Bell will win the pole for the Daytona 500
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  28. Snappy D

    Snappy D 2017 Pick Em Champion 2018 Bold Predictor

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  29. Michfan

    Michfan Team Owner

    Ryan Blaney will win the 2020 Cup Championship
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  30. aunty dive

    aunty dive Team Owner

    I agree.

    The thing is ... he might have to cut his season short to run for President.
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  31. LewTheShoe

    LewTheShoe Team Owner

    NASCAR and SMI announce a merger (non-cash stock transfer) that results in the Smith family becoming substantial minority owners of the combined company.

    Hello everyone. Been busy and off the board, but I'll soon be back to regular posting.
  32. Charlie Spencer

    Charlie Spencer Short tracks and road courses.

    Have a good winter?
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  33. LewTheShoe

    LewTheShoe Team Owner

    Excellent, so far. How about you?

    Regarding NASCAR... glad to see lower downforce on short tracks, but disappointed that the "racer-tainment" rules continue on the fast tracks. And the jury is still out on the Team Penske crew chief swaps, IMO.
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  34. Snappy D

    Snappy D 2017 Pick Em Champion 2018 Bold Predictor

    I am still thinking and I might enter my entry as we get into February but I am toying or having fun with scheduling predictions like maybe North Wilkesboro gets added to the 2021 Xfinity/Trucks Schedule or Rockingham gets added back to the 2021 Cup Schedule. Are these BOLD predictions? or just plain lunacy? I guess we'll have to find out. BTW this is my absolute favorite thread on the board because its just so much fun. Thanks for putting this together Molo!
  35. donthaveanickname

    donthaveanickname Team Owner

    Ahh, whatever...

    Hailie Deegan wins the Eldora Dirt Derby.
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  36. Joker

    Joker #1 Harvick Fan

    My bad, just read the rules. Yeah I'll stick with my Custer prediction as my one...
  37. Team Penske

    Team Penske Team Owner

    I see someone already predicted JJ wins championship #8 so I will really have to think of something equally as foolish. :D
  38. Blaze

    Blaze Midnight Rider

    Kevin Harvick goes winless.
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  39. DanicaFreak

    DanicaFreak Green monster

    Deegan wins a NASCAR truck race
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  40. Turtle84

    Turtle84 gained a step

    Team Penske wins at least 12 Cup races combined, a Penske driver wins the championship, and Matt DiBenedetto wins his 1st race.

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