Silly Season 2020

Discussion in 'NASCAR chat' started by StandOnIt, Apr 4, 2019.

  1. Kiante

    Kiante Team Owner

    Or maybe they just merge into RCR since they are already working out of the RCR shop.
     
  2. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

    or while we are throwing stuff at the wall seeing if it will stick. RCR Petty
     
  3. Charlie Spencer

    Charlie Spencer Short tracks and road courses rule.

    I don't like that one. My Bold Prediction doesn't account for part time, just merger or closure.
     
  4. Revman

    Revman Deal with it.

    100% he will be in a Toyota next. No, make that 1000%.
     
  5. Revman

    Revman Deal with it.

    I absolutely love the way Mr. Penske runs his ship. I really do. There isn't anybody on that team bigger than Mr. Penske. You want to play with your dirt car, go somewhere else. I feel like drivers would line up to drive for him. When I was going to the CART races in Portland, you knew when he was walking through the paddock. The man has a presence.
     
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  6. gnomesayin

    gnomesayin Team Owner

    Doesn't Kyle Busch spend a lot of time "playing" with his late models?
     
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  7. jws926

    jws926 Nissan Is Love, Nissan Is Life

    Hi Guys-

    I’m Lance Brown Vice President, marketing and communications at Richard Petty Motorsports, I’m not positive where this communication/rumor started or who started it, but I can assure you of a few things. There are no plans to change the name of the organization nor will be selling any of our charters. Sorry for the buzz kill... Bubba is our guy and will be our guy for a long time to come.

    Vote Bubba into the All-Star race!

    Bubba Wallace Fan Vote

    Lance
     
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  8. ChexOrWrex

    ChexOrWrex Ya gotta wanna

    What a bummer. Bubba needs better equipment.
     
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  9. Dr_B_UNC

    Dr_B_UNC Team Owner

    So they're denying it. I trust what my own eyes see: Bubba struggling to get through press conferences, admitting to being in a "dark place"... But the biggest of all was his comment on the twitter video where he asked for All Star votes. "Getting a shot at a million dollars would be nice. I don't think it would help, but it's cool" or something to that effect. I'm paraphrasing.
     
  10. Dr_B_UNC

    Dr_B_UNC Team Owner

    In all seriousness, who then gets the boot? Jones? I can't see Leavine adding a second unless TRD dumps a TON of money in to make them competitive. Bell is the biggest "can't miss" prospect in a long time and will command a top seat (I would think).
     
  11. Johali

    Johali Team Owner Contributor

    Yep. He sure as hell likes playing around in the minors also.
     
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  12. Ventisca

    Ventisca Team Owner Contributor

    So do I. Life is unfair.
     
  13. DIDIT

    DIDIT Old School Fan

    It is possible that Bubba's "dark place" has nothing to do with racing. If it is depression, some of the most successful and popular people have had to deal with this. Depression does not care if you have $100 million in the bank, have won 50 cup races, have thousands of supporters and family and friends that deeply care for you.Good for him to have the courage to make this type of statement.
     
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  14. Revman

    Revman Deal with it.

    Nobody. LRF adds a second car and/or TRD adds a new team. You might see some shifting from JGR to LFR, but nobody goes. By shifting, I think you might see Bell accommodated with a JGR ride while Jones or Hamlin (probably not) is offered the LFR piece. TRD will do what they need to do to float LFR. Lots of moving pieces to get a new team, but I think it is going to happen.
     
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  15. Dr_B_UNC

    Dr_B_UNC Team Owner

    Seems plausible. Thanks.
     
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  16. Ventisca

    Ventisca Team Owner Contributor

    FRR was destroyed off track, not on. Holy Joe and his disciples couldn't wait after getting beat. Toyota had a front row seat and may have given Joe the nod -- so all this other dick-dance about how Toyota wants to competitively expand after the FRR assassination is crap analysis.
     
  17. Spotter22

    Spotter22 Team Owner

    Here's the thing, FRR could have gone back to Chevrolet or talked to Ford. I believe Visser when he said he couldnt afford it anymore.
     
  18. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

    My thoughts. It was typical a typical corporate hatchet job. The beancounters came up with a figure about how much it was costing to run 6 cars. They couldn't get rid of the home team JGR, so they figured if Barney can come up with this higher price we can keep him. Barney said the hell with it I'm done anyway. Toyota scooped up the leftovers Truex and Pearn and as long as we are guessing, are going to dump all of their resources into the smaller 4 car team with factory leftovers and overruns going to LFR. So far that is what it is. How will they make room for Bell? 1. come up with a whole racing team and cars? or 2. boot one from Gibbs. Hamlin?, Jones? or 3 Convince Bell that staying in Xfinity for another year is the best thing for him.
     
  19. Spotter22

    Spotter22 Team Owner

    Probably Bell over to LFR for a 2 car team.
     
  20. Acs

    Acs Team Owner

    I could see JGR moving Hamlin over to LFR to "provide veteran leadership" or something along those lines. If Fedex stays with him it will provide a nice financial boost to that team that could get a 2nd car off the ground.
     
  21. Formerjackman

    Formerjackman Team Owner

    Does anybody REALLY think Bell would be happy getting assigned to the "B" team? He may never again have the kind of leverage he has right now, so would YOU settle for anything less than a top tier ride? Unless I was promised in writing the 11 or the 20 car within X amount of time (two years or less) there is no way I would take the LFR deal.
     
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  22. Spotter22

    Spotter22 Team Owner

    Gibbs isnt gonna let that FEDEX money go, no sir.
     
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  23. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

    Bell would slap leather and go somewhere else. Either somebody has to go, they offer him stupid money to stay in Xfinity, or he is gone would be my guess.
     
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  24. Spotter22

    Spotter22 Team Owner

    Jones did it too. Toyota isnt letting Bell go, they have a boat load of money invested in him.
     
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  25. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

    you can't possibly believe Bell would go to LFR, that's insane. They would have kept Barney afloat if that was the case. They knew what they had last year and the year before with Bell.
     
  26. DIDIT

    DIDIT Old School Fan

    I think if he is in a similar position Blaney was with the Wood Brothers that he might consider that. I doubt Toyota wants to lose him and he seems to be pretty loyal too.
     
  27. Spotter22

    Spotter22 Team Owner

    You cant keep Barney afloat if he doesnt want to be there and yes I think Bell would go for 1 year. Hamlins contract runs through 2020
     
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  28. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

    I guess anything's possible, that's why they call it silly season.
     
  29. Spotter22

    Spotter22 Team Owner

    Hell its all speculation anyway right? It will probably be something none of us see coming, Truex wins 2019 Title announces Retirement!
     
  30. wi_racefan

    wi_racefan Crew Chief

    Just like he wouldn't let that Arris money go?

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  31. Spotter22

    Spotter22 Team Owner

    Big difference, Denny is producing , Suarez was not and he wasnt happy with what Gibbs was giving him.
     
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  32. Hawaii808

    Hawaii808 Team Owner

    Just read the craziest rumor EVER. Two iconic names. A new manufacturer. CRAZY.

    I'm not holding my breath, but wow if it happens...
     
  33. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

    they thought they could keep it AND get rid of Suarez. Underestimated that bunch. Anybody notice the B.S. about Kenseth having sponsor problems when the Jones boy is driving the bright yellow DeWalt car for the last two years?
     
  34. FLRacingFan

    FLRacingFan Team Owner

    Andretti, Petty, Honda?

    That's so off the wall I'd bet my account on it not happening. But...interesting.
     
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  35. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

    they could possibly have another OEM lined up for the 2021 car when it comes out. Why would they be jumping thru hoops for another version car that isn't saving anybody money at first to change over. If they wanted to save money for everybody they would keep most of it the same IMO.
     
  36. Formerjackman

    Formerjackman Team Owner

    I don't think Blaney EVER had the leverage Bell has.
     
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  37. Formerjackman

    Formerjackman Team Owner

    One difference is that Truex brought some sponsorship with him to help offset the Arris loss AND as a popular recent champion, they probably felt they could fairly easily fill in the gaps. FedEx is pretty much the last of the full season sponsors, much harder to replace, especially if the driver is a rookie, even a "can't miss'" rookie.
     
  38. Snappy D

    Snappy D 2017 Pick Em Champion 2018 Bold Predictor

    RCR and Dodge!
     
  39. Spotter22

    Spotter22 Team Owner

    Now that I thought more about it I believe Arris was contracted with Gibbs and not Suarez, so Arris had to pay to get out of the contract and if Im not mistaken they only are sponsoring the 41 for maybe half a season? I know they arent on the car every week.
     
  40. AuzGrams

    AuzGrams Team Owner

    Well he's not going to stay in Xfinity another year and the 77 car with Jones was NOT a B team. If there's any B team or R&D team it's whatever car Matt D. is in will get the scraps at LFR.

    I cant believe yall think hes just gonna sit around in Xfinity another year or think LFR isn't gonna get serious technical support with Bell. They've already improved with Matt and he's bringing minimal sponsorship compared to what Bell will bring to the table.
     
    Last edited: May 16, 2019 at 9:59 PM
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