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Old 05-20-2019, 04:40 PM
 
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i also like bubba wallace, and like suarez i keep hoping the wallace will step up and start using that talent they have to run up front and win races. sorry but these days the excuse that the equipment is holding them back is not really valid anymore.

There's lots of things that can stop a driver.. I mean, look at Logano with Gibbs.. He was fine in the Busch series.. More than fine, actually, he was doing very well there.. But he couldn't do squat in the 20 car. 3 years with Zippadelli and one with Ratcliff as crew chief. Zippy and Stewart won 33 races.. Ratcliff won 13 races with Kenseth in the 20.. Each of them could only win a single race with Logano and could do no better than 16th in final points.

he goes over the Penske, which.. I think if we're being honest, is equal or as close to equal as can be to Gibbs equipment, gets paired up with Todd Gordon, and they've won 20 races and a championship with a WORST finish of 17th
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Old 05-20-2019, 08:46 PM
 
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true, team chemistry is important to be sure, as is team communication.
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Old 05-21-2019, 06:12 AM
 
Location: Upstate
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+1 as a Bubba Wallace fan. Sure hope he breaks through soon.

There are not too many good teams with possible open spots in 2020. Possibly SHR. Penske is pretty solid right now.
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Old 05-22-2019, 02:56 PM
 
Location: Rochester NY
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Interesting...


International Speedway Corporation (ISC) announced Wednesday morning it has agreed to a $2 billion merger with NASCAR.


https://racer.com/2019/05/22/isc-nascar-set-to-merge/
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Old 05-22-2019, 03:03 PM
 
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Interesting...


International Speedway Corporation (ISC) announced Wednesday morning it has agreed to a $2 billion merger with NASCAR.


https://racer.com/2019/05/22/isc-nascar-set-to-merge/

If this were SMI.. I'd have a different opinion.. But ISC and NASCAR have always been basically the same. This seems to just be formalizing things a bit.
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Old 05-22-2019, 03:16 PM
 
Location: Aurora, CO
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I think it opens the door for NASCAR to trim the fat out of the schedule using their own tracks as cannon fodder (something they've honestly needed to do for about a decade). If they're smart they'll drop 8-12 races. It would potentially induce demand at some tracks, and allow them to get their season over with earlier into or before football season.
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Old 05-22-2019, 03:24 PM
 
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HOF inductees for 2020 announced. Wow.. It's basically JGR's lineup from 1999-2005


Joe Gibbs, Bobby Labonte and Tony Stewart


Plus Buddy Baker and Waddell Wilson


All deserving.. I'm a tad surprised at Bobby getting in now. Thought it would take a few years. He has the resume with big wins and championships, but not alot of either.

Joe.. No question.

Tony.. No question

Buddy I thought should have gotten in last year and Waddell Wilson is obviously deserving.
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Old 05-23-2019, 07:19 AM
 
Location: Rochester NY
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I think it opens the door for NASCAR to trim the fat out of the schedule using their own tracks as cannon fodder (something they've honestly needed to do for about a decade). If they're smart they'll drop 8-12 races. It would potentially induce demand at some tracks, and allow them to get their season over with earlier into or before football season.
I agree, trimming down the schedule to 28 races and ending the season late September or early October would be ideal IMO. But what races would get the boot? I would axe one 1 Kansas, 1 Michigan, 1 Texas, both Poconos, Indy, Miami, and maybe a Dover?
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Old 05-23-2019, 09:57 AM
 
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I agree, trimming down the schedule to 28 races and ending the season late September or early October would be ideal IMO. But what races would get the boot? I would axe one 1 Kansas, 1 Michigan, 1 Texas, both Poconos, Indy, Miami, and maybe a Dover?
I'm also in agreement with this. I think it would increase fan excitement and attendance at tracks, plus eyeballs on the TV. Fewer races would make each race that more important.
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Old 05-23-2019, 11:13 AM
 
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I'm also in agreement with this. I think it would increase fan excitement and attendance at tracks, plus eyeballs on the TV. Fewer races would make each race that more important.

I'm with cutting races.. but I would disagree with getting rid of Indy and both Pocono races.

Those are.. probably the only three flat tracks that are over 2 miles.. I hate calling them superspeedways, though they are.

keep one Pocono. that's just such a unique track it needs to stay.

But I'm fine with it having one race and Indy going away. Yes, Indy is a historic track, but not so far as NASCAR.
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