Who Gets the 48?

Discussion in 'NASCAR chat' started by kkfan91, Nov 20, 2019.

  1. kkfan91

    kkfan91 Taking a 10-200

    So we don't fill the retirement thread with rumors. My bet would be they bring in someone with experience, Hendrick has gone with 2 rookies and a young guy who only drove junk as its last 3 new drivers.
  2. Pat

    Pat Team Owner

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  3. jpell15

    jpell15 Team Owner

    Maybe Matt D or Ross Chastain
  4. Blaze

    Blaze Midnight Rider

    I was thinking Matt D could work.

    But, at the same time. Noah Gragson might would be moving up at that point.
  5. ChexOrWrex

    ChexOrWrex Ya gotta wanna

    Do they bring in another JRM star? Allgaier? Annett?

    As much as I’d love to see him race again, he’s done. The only thing he’s alluded to is maybe a truck race at Martinsville with a good shot at being competitive.
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  6. kkfan91

    kkfan91 Taking a 10-200

    I feel like pilot/flying J would have to pony up a ton of money for Annet to even be considered. Allgair maybe had an outside shot, he'd be a cheap veteran driver. What about a Hamlin or a Truex, JGR can't want Bell to stay at Levine forever.
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  7. Robert J Sublett

    Robert J Sublett Team Owner

    Noah Gragson is the plan but that could change...
  8. 34R7H130UND

    34R7H130UND Team Owner

    I would say Hamlin, but after the way this season went, hell, for all of JGR, I dont see why they'd give up any if their big 3
  9. Turtle84

    Turtle84 gained a step

    I'd love to see what Allgaier could do in good Cup equipment, if they want to go the more experienced route. Also, if not Ross, Brett Moffitt is in a Chevy truck and has Cup experience, some decent results in the 55, prime age 27-28.
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  10. hidesert cowboy

    hidesert cowboy Team Owner

    no because they are ride buyers
  11. DanicaFreak

    DanicaFreak Green monster

    is Lowes done at end of year as well?
  12. DaBiff1618

    DaBiff1618 Team Owner

    Here’s my bold prediction for next season:
    JGR pussyfoots around with Erik Jones, Hendrick poaches him and puts him in the 48. I think Ross is probably the next most likely scenario, really don’t think larson will leave Gannassi
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  13. kkfan91

    kkfan91 Taking a 10-200

    Lowes was done last year, he had Ally all season
  14. kkfan91

    kkfan91 Taking a 10-200

    Yeah I know Hendrick didn't like Kahne running sprint cars, and Larson runs them more then Kasey ever did.
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  15. DanicaFreak

    DanicaFreak Green monster

    colour was similar
    thanks @kkfan91
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  16. Simple Fan

    Simple Fan First or Last

    Fell like it'll be Erik Jones with Bell moving to the 20.
  17. FLRacingFan

    FLRacingFan Team Owner

    Good ******* grief.
  18. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

    Gragson will be in his second year in Xfinity..and he ain't no Byron. Hendrick already has the star of the sport, Elliott and I don't see any of those in the pipeline. But Chastain in the lowly truck series out of anybody who could be loose to move, probably is more popular and skilled than anybody. Amazing the following he has and he doesn't pussyfoot around if somebody needs to be moved out of the way. I think his clean cut lifestyle would be attractive to HMS also.It would be something if Chastain gets a full ride in the Jr/Hendrick Xfinity car next year. That would surely tell the tale if Ross was being groomed for the 48 ride.
  19. Kiante

    Kiante Team Owner

    If, he wins this year. I don't see why he couldn't be in the running come '21 or '22. Another prospect to be out on the look for is John Hunter IMO, but I doubt Hendrick picks him up. Maybe Justin Haley in a couple of years?

    Chastain is more of a CGR driver, I'd prefer him to be CGR. Yet, his personality screams HMS at the same time. I could only imagine the agriculture brands that would want to back Ross at HMS. Maybe, Chastain is that answer for HMS for missing out on Keselowski years ago.
  20. AndyMarquisLive

    AndyMarquisLive Short Track Fanatic

    I'd bring in Justin Allgaier myself. He's solid, consistent, gets you some wins, makes the playoffs, and brings valuable experience to a very young HMS team.
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  21. KTMLew01

    KTMLew01 Team Owner

  22. hidesert cowboy

    hidesert cowboy Team Owner

    what if eric jones isn't that awesome? he has been in gibbs equipment since the beginning, keep some prospective. the hauler driver could win in a gibbs NXS car
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  23. gnomesayin

    gnomesayin Team Owner

    Along with a switch to Plymouth? Not HMS, just the #48.
  24. Kiante

    Kiante Team Owner

    What's wrong with Gragson for the long-term?

    Just an honest question, I never understood why so many dislike him.
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  25. Speedbowl14

    Speedbowl14 Ryan Preece and short tracks

    I hear lots of Toyota drivers in this thread...that's not going to happen.

    Ryan Pre-...oh forget it :D
  26. Robert J Sublett

    Robert J Sublett Team Owner

    Well certainly Gragson didn't do anything in year one to earn the seat but he has a year left to earn it. He was just mentioned in the convo as the in-house option
  27. MikeInIllinois

    MikeInIllinois Team Owner

    I can only assume if there's no sponsorship, the 48 may not exist at all after 2020, or go on hiatus.
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  28. DaBiff1618

    DaBiff1618 Team Owner

    He outdrove the Cup Champ and Kyle Larson to win at Darlington, so there’s that.
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  29. AndyMarquisLive

    AndyMarquisLive Short Track Fanatic

    Joey Logano didn't perform well at Gibbs.

    I guess he's not a good driver. :sarcasm:
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  30. kkfan91

    kkfan91 Taking a 10-200

    Just had this thought isn't Hemric supposed to do Xfinity races with JRM next year, theres a Chevy guy with Cup experience.
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  31. Hotrod

    Hotrod Team Owner

    I am with ya. All I know is he is a go getter. I thought he put on a great show in the trucks especially.
  32. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

    I don't see anybody here say they don't like him. I would think it would take a year like Custer had to move that soon to the 48.
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  33. Turtle84

    Turtle84 gained a step

    Gragson has shown most promise on twitter dropping the hammer
  34. DaBiff1618

    DaBiff1618 Team Owner

    He won one race in a full season in the Rudy Fugle Truck. Compare that to the performances of Byron, Erik Jones, and Christopher Bell. I think Noah has some talent, but he’s clearly not a future star in the sport. Doesn’t mean he won’t be good or win some races, but we know how high expectations are at HMS. Heck, some people labeled Byron a bust after one year.

    I do think Noah will win a race or two next season and will end up in cup at some point. He brings $$$ and that offsets everything else
  35. Fordracing7

    Fordracing7 2018 Pick em Champion

    I haven't had time to read the comments but I guarantee all of you that Daniel hemric well get the 48 after he has an extremely impressive year in Xfinity... and years from now we're going to say that we can't believe the events that caused Daniel hemric to get the 48....
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  36. Turtle84

    Turtle84 gained a step

    That's one hell of a guarantee
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  37. donthaveanickname

    donthaveanickname Team Owner

    Ally will sponsor the 48 at least until 2023. HMS doesn't need Brandt or Pilot Flying J.
    If HMS doesn't hire Chastain, Jones could be a great option as well.
  38. ChexOrWrex

    ChexOrWrex Ya gotta wanna

    HMS turns the #48 to the #5

    ______ to the #5 is reborn.
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  39. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

    Pockrass is touting Larson.
  40. Charlie Spencer

    Charlie Spencer Short tracks and road courses.

    Yep. The entire discussion is based on the assumption there will still be a fourth Hendrick car.

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