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Old 08-06-2017, 04:53 PM
 
Location: Mayberry
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I'm hoping Chase!
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Old 08-07-2017, 07:29 AM
 
Location: Alabama
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I think NASCAR is trying to get a new audience but first they have to find a way to get rid of all the drivers over 30. Kind of like what Nashville did to country music. Get rid of the older established stars for the boy bands. Good luck because I quit listening to tractor rap, I can quit NASCAR.
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Old 08-07-2017, 09:55 AM
 
Location: LEAVING CD
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And as usual poor wittle baby Kyle was just too,too upset to give interviews and of course blames his lack of a win on someone else, never EVER his fault or just racing...
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Old 08-07-2017, 10:22 AM
 
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I think NASCAR is trying to get a new audience but first they have to find a way to get rid of all the drivers over 30. Kind of like what Nashville did to country music. Get rid of the older established stars for the boy bands. Good luck because I quit listening to tractor rap, I can quit NASCAR.
It's just that the mid-to-late 90's drivers are all approaching retirement time.

I think it's a little more obvious than before that time, because there are so many more good cars now than then.

Kenseth and Earnhardt both ran their rookie year in 2000.. Earnhardt is retiring.. He said something Saturday or Sunday that was quite apt.

Ah.. Here it is.. from Bob Pockrass' tweet..

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. sees a shift of owners replacing veterans with young drivers as part of the financial dynamic in NASCAR. Earnhardt: "You've got a lot of young guys coming in being offered and accepting contracts that are a fifth to a tenth of what veterans are getting paid. You can't pay a driver $5-to-$8 million a year if you ain't got but $10 million worth of sponsorship. You can't. That ain't gonna work. Guys aren't getting $20-30-40 million a year in sponsorship. Owners aren't getting that anymore. Drivers are having to sort of understand that change is coming."
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Old 08-08-2017, 11:16 AM
 
Location: Charlotte
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And as usual poor wittle baby Kyle was just too,too upset to give interviews and of course blames his lack of a win on someone else, never EVER his fault or just racing...
Go Shrub!
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Old 08-10-2017, 05:47 AM
 
Location: Gray Court, SC
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William Byron gets the 5 ride.
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Old 08-10-2017, 09:09 AM
 
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I think NASCAR is trying to get a new audience but first they have to find a way to get rid of all the drivers over 30. Kind of like what Nashville did to country music. Get rid of the older established stars for the boy bands. Good luck because I quit listening to tractor rap, I can quit NASCAR.
I should mention our discussion.. Maybe back in the '16 topic, or it could be this one.. There's going to be a massive shift in the ownership landscape in the next 10 years or so as well..

Roush, Childress, Penske, Gibbs and Hendrick and a few other owners are all getting up there in age. Gibbs will no doubt stay in the family, i'm assuming with Coy taking over based on JD's problems. Childress will stay in the family as well, I'm sure. I have no idea what happens with Roush or Penske if Jack or Roger were to die tomorrow.

I think in 10 years, NASCAR may be totally unrecognizable.
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Old 08-10-2017, 09:46 AM
 
Location: Island of Misfit Toys
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Yeah totally different. When the 90/00's drivers retire it'll be interesting to see what happens. I'd guess that Roush, Penske, and Ganassi would all just leave the sport at some point. They've all had bigger fish to fry and when the money dries up so will they.
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Old 08-10-2017, 07:20 PM
 
Location: Cincinnati, OH
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The new Camaro looks much better than I was expecting. Hopefully Ford follows with the Mustang and Toyota with the Supra.

Chevrolet's New NASCAR Race Car Will Look Like a Camaro ZL1 - Motor Trend
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Old 08-11-2017, 08:02 AM
 
Location: Island of Misfit Toys
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Oh wow, that's a nice looking car.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. says Kevin Harvick comments were 'hurtful'

Was really surprised Harvick went after Jr like this. I think he's completely wrong, if anything Jr has help keep the sport from dying faster.
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