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Old 03-13-2018, 07:59 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Good win for Happy, but another snooze fest for the fans.
I enjoyed the race.. thought it was one of the better ones i have seen this year.... and I was not pulling for Harvick... I can see how Harvick fans were ecstatic but overall, the racing was good.. IMO.
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Old 03-13-2018, 08:00 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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I think Kyle has already started. He looked beyond annoyed after the race and clearly disinterested in talking to the reporter.
Hard to blame him for not being gushy about finishing 2nd again...
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Old 03-13-2018, 09:40 AM
 
Location: Island of Misfit Toys
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I took that as more annoyance at the final pit stop.. And.. I think he looks annoyed talking to reporters anytime..
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Think his mind was on that stop as well..........Kyle is my guy though, he'll get himself a win at the Paperclip.
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Hard to blame him for not being gushy about finishing 2nd again...
Fair enough, that was pretty bad but he can be very engaging and interesting when he wants. It's too bad he can't channel that more often especially with the press for those 45secs. I know it's that fire that makes him a great driver but other great drivers can back it down to not be a jerk all the time. Ha.
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Old 03-13-2018, 11:35 AM
 
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Fair enough, that was pretty bad but he can be very engaging and interesting when he wants. It's too bad he can't channel that more often especially with the press for those 45secs. I know it's that fire that makes him a great driver but other great drivers can back it down to not be a jerk all the time. Ha.
He can be engaging when he's not ticked off. Which generally means when he's in victory lane.

I agree.. That's part of what makes him a good driver.
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Old 03-14-2018, 03:16 PM
 
Location: Aurora, CO
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Default Lowe's leaving NASCAR after 2018

That's gonna leave a mark.

Jimmie Johnson losing Lowe's as sponsor next season
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Old 03-14-2018, 03:26 PM
 
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That is somewhat astounding. Lowe's has been cutting back recently.. After all, they no longer sponsor Charlotte.. With Home Depot leaving a while back, I think they looked at it not a great ROI. Even with arguably the top driver in the sport.

This should be opening some eyes. I doubt they'll have a problem filling inventory on the 48.. But it's still very concerning, or should be.
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Old 03-14-2018, 05:15 PM
 
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Wow. Things are getting troublesome in nascar.
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Old 03-15-2018, 08:54 AM
 
Location: South Carolina
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That is somewhat astounding. Lowe's has been cutting back recently.. After all, they no longer sponsor Charlotte.. With Home Depot leaving a while back, I think they looked at it not a great ROI. Even with arguably the top driver in the sport.

This should be opening some eyes. I doubt they'll have a problem filling inventory on the 48.. But it's still very concerning, or should be.
Sponsorship is an expensive investment. If the sponsoring company is not performing well or if the driver and his or her team is not winning enough, it is logical to end the sponsorship.

The 48 car should not have difficulty finding a new sponsor.
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Old 03-15-2018, 11:42 AM
 
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Sponsorship is an expensive investment. If the sponsoring company is not performing well or if the driver and his or her team is not winning enough, it is logical to end the sponsorship.

Lowes is performing quite decently so far as their financials.. Certainly not bad.. The driver and team certainly seem to be winning enough.. 7 championships in 12 years? Something like that..



So.. Then it's not logical to end the sponsorship.. Which is the concern.


It means that Lowes has looked at the situation and decided that partnering with the top team over the past 12 years is not a good return on investment.


If THEY are not a good return on investment.. Who is?


Admittedly.. Lowes has been a sponsor for a very long time.. I don't recall who they were with prior to '97, but in '97 they went to Childress and Mike Skinner, then left to go to Hendrick and Johnson in 2002. Ah.. Junior Johnson originally had them in 1995, they stayed with Brett Bodine when he bought the team. I knew they were around before Skinner, but had to look up who they were with. So, they've been around 23 years. If you consider average sponsorship during that timeframe of.. Maybe $18 million (Much cheaper in 95, much more this year most likely) They've spent $324 Million DIRECT on sponsorship. That doesn't include the 'activation' costs.. Which probably means, they've spent half a billion dollars on NASCAR over the past 23 years. Let that number sink in a bit.





I've actually been a little surprised that FedEx has stuck around as long as they have. I figured once UPS left 7 or 8 years ago.. FedEx would be out the door shortly afterwards.
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Old 03-18-2018, 06:07 PM
 
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Race Results

Auto Club 400

Mar 18, 2018 | Auto Club Speedway - Fontana, California | 400.0 mi (200 of 200 Laps)

Pos Driver Car # Make Started

1 Martin Truex Jr. 78 Toyota 1
2 Kyle Larson 42 Chevrolet 3
3 Kyle Busch 18 Toyota 2
4 Brad Keselowski 2 Ford 11
5 Joey Logano 22 Ford 6
6 Denny Hamlin 11 Toyota 25
7 Erik Jones 20 Toyota 4
8 Ryan Blaney 12 Ford 8
9 Jimmie Johnson 48 Chevrolet 33
10 Austin Dillon 3 Chevrolet 5
11 Clint Bowyer 14 Ford 26
12 Aric Almirola 10 Ford 27
13 Alex Bowman 88 Chevrolet 28
14 Kurt Busch 41 Ford 7
15 William Byron 24 Chevrolet 29
16 Chase Elliott 9 Chevrolet 31
17 Jamie McMurray 1 Chevrolet 15
18 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. 17 Ford 16
19 Paul Menard 21 Ford 14
20 Darrell Wallace Jr. 43 Chevrolet 19
21 Ryan Newman 31 Chevrolet 9
22 AJ Allmendinger 47 Chevrolet 32
23 Daniel Suarez 19 Toyota 30
24 Kasey Kahne 95 Chevrolet 34
25 David Ragan 38 Ford 21
26 Michael McDowell 34 Ford 22
27 Ty Dillon 13 Chevrolet 17
28 Cole Whitt 72 Chevrolet 37
29 Ross Chastain 15 Chevrolet 36
30 Chris Buescher 37 Chevrolet 12
31 Matt DiBenedetto 32 Ford 18
32 Gray Gaulding 23 Toyota 20
33 Timmy Hill 51 Chevrolet 35
34 Reed Sorenson 55 Chevrolet 24
35 Kevin Harvick 4 Ford 10
36 Jeffrey Earnhardt 00 Chevrolet 23
37 Trevor Bayne 6 Ford 13
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