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Old 02-16-2011, 02:23 PM
 
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Old 02-16-2011, 03:46 PM
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Just how many drivers is Hendrick gonna sign before the other owners get a chance to sign them?
Former Ford drivers now with Hendrick.
Gordon, Kane, Kyle Bush, Martin and now 15 year old Elliot. Of course you better win right away or you get dumped like Bush or a lesser crew like Gordon and Martin.

I wonder if Hendrick has right of first refusal to sign any of Gordon, Johnson or future Kane kids?
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Old 02-16-2011, 05:17 PM
 
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Who said the other owners didn't have a chance to sign him?

It's more like he shopped around and liked what he saw at the Hendrick organization better.

Same goes for getting away from Ford.
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Old 02-16-2011, 08:11 PM
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Who said the other owners didn't have a chance to sign him?

It's more like he shopped around and liked what he saw at the Hendrick organization better.

Same goes for getting away from Ford.
Nascar made the announcement just yesterday that 15 year olds could be signed. I wonder how Hendrick new that before anybody else.

Hendrick is now the George Steinbrenner of NASCAR. Buy up all the best drivers and crews and nobody else has a chance.

Why would drivers want to get away from Ford, they put a larger percentage of their drivers in the Chase than any other brand?
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Old 02-17-2011, 07:26 AM
 
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Nascar made the announcement just yesterday that 15 year olds could be signed. I wonder how Hendrick new that before anybody else.
Do you really think this all came together in one day and Hendrick had some sort of inside info?

Hendrick is now the George Steinbrenner of NASCAR. Buy up all the best drivers and crews and nobody else has a chance.
Is it a bad thing to want to drive for the best?

Why would drivers want to get away from Ford, they put a larger percentage of their drivers in the Chase than any other brand?
Which make has won the season championship seven of the last ten years and the manufacturer's championship nine of the last ten years?
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Old 02-17-2011, 08:06 AM
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There are twice as many Chevy teams than there are any other brand and the odds are always in their favor.

GM dumps more money into NASCAR in race sponsorship and multi team support. But Toyoda is catching up in money spent and the wins go up according.

Thanks to teams like Hendrick, NASCAR is really starting to resemble F1 and we know how exciting that series is.
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Old 02-17-2011, 09:07 AM
 
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There are twice as many Chevy teams than there are any other brand and the odds are always in their favor.
There's a reason for that. It's called going with a winner.

GM dumps more money into NASCAR in race sponsorship and multi team support. But Toyoda is catching up in money spent and the wins go up according.
Should there be a 'money spent limit'? Sort of like a restrictor plate on the checkbook?

Thanks to teams like Hendrick, NASCAR is really starting to resemble F1 and we know how exciting that series is.
Wouldn't know about F1. Never watched a single lap.
I was just looking over the entry list for the truck race. 4 Fords out of 46 entries.
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Old 02-17-2011, 10:02 AM
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I was just looking over the entry list for the truck race. 4 Fords out of 46 entries.
Ford does not offer factory support for the truck series.

Spends too much money on NHRA Funny car series.

Chevy fans, jump on the winning bandwagon typical for most sports fans.
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Old 02-17-2011, 08:33 PM
 
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No disrespect for Awesome Bill, but what race-car driver names their kid "Chase"? That's just wrong....
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Old 02-18-2011, 06:17 AM
 
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Hendrick is not the only owner signing young talent

Kevin Harvick Inc. Celebrates 10 Years of Competition in NASCAR | Kevin Harvick Inc. (http://www.kevinharvickinc.com/index.php/news/article/kevin-harvick-inc.-celebrates-10-years-of-competition-in-nascar/ - broken link)
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