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2018 season thread

Discussion in 'NASCAR Forum' started by jeffro151, Jul 26, 2017.

  1. Chewbaccer

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    I was pretty surprised that they lasted as long as they did when Kenny Wallace was constantly running in the back of the pack with them.
     
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    Rumors that Ryan Newman might go to Rousch.
    Also Caterpillar wants to stay with Ryan. (but they are only about 25% of his sponsorship right now)
     
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    If that's true it's hopefully to replace Stenhouse.
     
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    All I know about Rousch right now is Trevor Bayne wont be back.
    Dont know if Kenseth is thinking of coming back full time or not though.
     
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    Honestly, as far out to lunch as their cars have been the past few seasons other than on plate tracks and with how notoriously difficult relations are between Roush and his sponsors, I wouldn't be surprised if Roush is out of the sport within 5 years.
     
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    Spot on Gopherfan!! The same will ring true for the Petty operation when Richard finally passes.
     
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    Well Schmoopy, you called Newman to be on the move and now he is gone from Childress to points unknown.
     
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    A big key in silly season is going to be what happens with the 78's charter. Who gets it and what might that mean for sponsorship for that car?

    How committed is Gibbs to Suarez? Hamlin and Rowdy aren't as young as they used to be, and you don't want to make the mistake Hendrick did with Keselowski in letting talent get away. Do we get a surprise retirement from someone like Johnson or Hamlin to open up a seat with one of the top teams? I don't think Truex is going to take a ride that's not with a top tier team, and there aren't many of those seats available right now. The 41 is the only potentially open seat with a top tier team and there's some sponsorship questions with that team with Monster going with Kurt.
     
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    True Gopher. The rumor is that Truex is headed to the 19 and Suarez is out the door at Gibbs. Another rumor is that Ganassi has offered Jamie McMurray a supervisor role at Ganassi Racing. What that involves is anyone's guess. No response to date.
     
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    Truex leads Harvick, Larson, and Busch from the desert in Vegas. Early in Stage 1.
     
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    Keselowski leads Larson and McMurray with just under a Benjamin to go.
     
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    sounds about right for Chase
     
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    Four laps remain and Keselowski and Logano are duking it out. Kurt Busch got taken-out by some back-of-the field drivers in a wreck. I bet he is pissed.
     
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    Keselowski gets a huge jump on the restart and has driven away.
     
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    Keselowski takes it over Larsen and Truex Jr.
     
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    Rumor has it. SHR is interested in Suarez.
     
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    New rumor and reports have Ryan Newman headed to RFR to fill the 6-car spot. Apparently the Matt Kenseth experment has failed miserably.
     
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    Nice to see Earnhardt Jr. back in the X-Finity series. Apparently he got bored hanging around Amy too much at home.:lol:
     
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    Kenseth was being rather coy about his future plans yesterday, so I wouldn't rule out that he's still at Roush next season either in a 3rd car or the 17 (full or part time).