Discussion in 'NASCAR chat' started by gnomesayin, Apr 12, 2019.
Blast from the past. That used to be a fixture on million dollar Bill's car
No whammies, hopefully Circuit City doesn't pull an HHGregg and file bankruptcy while sponsoring a team...
Still so freakin' weird to see that name again.
Advocare did sign to Hendrick, I wonder if they will be on the 88 car or just stick as a associate sponsor. They are the "official nutrition" sponsor for them. I wonder if they will pop-up again on the 88 by chance?
That really sucks for Alex, he's been getting better in the 88 car.
Hendrick Motorsports is world class at getting and keeping sponsorship lined up. They have highly talented people working on it all the time. I expect them, and Alex Bowman, to weather this in good shape.
I had two thoughts when I heard this unwelcome news...
1) It sucks that a retired driver (even one of Dale Jr's stature) pulls major sponsorship away from a race team.
2) I wouldn't be totally shocked if Ally Financial goes on the 88 next year... and Jimmie Johnson decides to spend more time kicking back at his Colorado chalet.
Hendrick said Bowman will be a big part in our future..
What Hendrick dealership will he be working at?
Yea, as big of a Jimmie Johnson fan as I am, I think it's finally time to admit that he's in the sunset years of his career. Man, cracking that 7 time Champion and getting an 8th is hard!
It’s like all 3 hit a brick wall at 7. I thought Jimmie would get 8 for sure.
It just shows how hard it is to win a championship.
How many Alex Bowman/Nationwide commercials have you seen on TV? It's obvious Nationwide loves their relationship with Dale Jr. and why he's still in their commercials. No doubt that Nationwide decided to stick with their contract and now they want to go in a different direction. It happens all the time. So no surprise they'd choose not to renew with Hendrick.
Exactly how they got Kelloggs! What brand cereal do we buy, Kelloggs, Call em up!
Yeah, I know all that. But it still sucks.
we never did that get that Dale Jr, Brad Paisley and Peyton Manning Nationwide commercial though.
Have you called a local Nationwide insurance agent to complain about their pull-out from Nascar? Have you threatened to take your business elsewhere? Don't bother trying that tactic... because all Nationwide agents are disappearing pronto. They have a completely new marketing plan... to sell through independent agents only.
I would think a change like this would place a premium on quality hospitality opportunities, but I guess their new CEO sees it differently...
I'd ask Bob, " did NASCAR contact them while they were sponsoring your team"?
You would think if Nascar is calling Independent Team Sponsors, there is a case here for a law suit.
Hmmmm... a little crawfishin from Bob.
I think ole Bob got sent to the box for an attitude adjustment. It looks to me that he now has his mind right. Sorry, just paying homage to fellow Hoosier native Strother Martin.
Dow is returning to RCR in 2020.
RCR will not be shutting down.
Leavine sounds like a loose cannon, but his stream of commentary can be interesting, since most of the sport is quite close-mouthed about these issues.
I wish teams would get a bigger cut of the TV deal instead of these tracks that are still making plenty of money.
Is it coincidence attendance falls off the more the car count drops or the other way around?
I've never thought money would solve all of the woes of backmarker teams, only make the top teams faster as a rule.
I think so many subconsciously think to use football's model to put a top pick$$$$ on a clunker team to improve it. They used to have 40, 50 cars entered at some tracks and it was nothing but wrecks
Bubba and RPM have picked up a small associate sponsor, welcome to the sport:
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