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Re: Official NASCAR 2020 thread(people are still watching)
« Reply #625 on: September 21, 2020, 10:29:45 PM »
Excited but skeptical. He's going to have to break into a very exclusive club, he has the money but he's going to need to find the people. He's also going to need to have the stomach to lose a lot of money. The sport is very different from when Joe Gibbs jumped in.

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« Reply #626 on: September 22, 2020, 07:44:40 AM »
He weathered the storm of three years of significant losses as a Charlotte owner. $58M over three years. I suspect he'll handle it.

https://www.forbes.com/teams/charlotte-hornets/#53f618cb364f

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« Reply #627 on: September 22, 2020, 07:55:39 AM »
for sure. I'm curious if any owner actually makes money or do they just try to break even?
Also hopefully he lets Hamlin make the talent decisions.
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« Reply #628 on: September 22, 2020, 08:36:44 AM »
Aren't there insiders and even investment groups (like Spire) excited about the future financial outlook and specifically costs with the Gen 7 car, as well as driver bubble burst and cheaper contracts?

Tried to find articles directly saying that but couldn't, so maybe I'm mis-remembering.


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« Reply #629 on: September 23, 2020, 04:47:56 PM »
Word is Bubba has over $20 million per year in sponsorship lined up.

I think they could be a lot of fun over the next few years.

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« Reply #630 on: September 29, 2020, 04:43:50 PM »
bout time they remove a 1.5 miler. Surpirsed it is Chicago though. Chicago and Kansas were built the same time and have similar racing. Kansas really lucked out.

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« Reply #631 on: September 30, 2020, 12:34:39 PM »
bout time they remove a 1.5 miler. Surpirsed it is Chicago though. Chicago and Kansas were built the same time and have similar racing. Kansas really lucked out.


No, Kansas has better attendance and shockingly enough, sponsorship opportunities.

That Bristol dirt race is going to be wild. I think they now have too many road races, but other than that the changes are very good.

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« Reply #632 on: September 30, 2020, 02:04:25 PM »
yeah, need more short tracks which i realize can't be produced at the snap of the finger like a road course can.
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Re: Official NASCAR 2020 thread(people are still watching)
« Reply #633 on: October 01, 2020, 09:45:35 AM »
I think there is significant interest in residential or commercial development on the Chicagoland property. No races there leads me to believe that will most likely happen now.

Kentucky is a head scratcher for me, even though they've destroyed the racing with the PJ1.

So many feelings on Bristol dirt. While it should be entertaining, the track will be garbage. Bringing in temporary dirt makes it very difficult to produce a racey surface. Typically dry, rutted up, with maybe one lane of moisture to play follow the leader. If the surface is there for weeks to get raced in, it should be better, but we'll see what their plans are. I wish they could've found a way to make it happen at a full time dirt track (I understand no dirt facility can host an event like that as is). The most exciting part for me is I'd expect Bristol to host some Lucas Oil/World of Outlaws late models as well as the Tony Stewart All Stars/WoO sprint cars while the dirt is in place.

And yes, just a stupid amount of road courses. COTA seems ok, but 6 is far too many.

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Re: Official NASCAR 2020 thread(people are still watching)
« Reply #634 on: October 01, 2020, 09:52:09 AM »
yeah, need more short tracks which i realize can't be produced at the snap of the finger like a road course can.

The Nashville market will be interesting over the next few years. Would be awesome if they could announce the fairgrounds to be renovated and ready once the super speedway contract is up.... but sounds like the Mayor there doesn't want it to happen.

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Re: Official NASCAR 2020 thread(people are still watching)
« Reply #635 on: October 04, 2020, 05:43:22 PM »
man, eff Denny Hamlin. Went below the line to pass 4 cars. poor 21
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« Reply #636 on: October 04, 2020, 06:48:05 PM »
That was willlllllllddddd. You know full well Denny was forced down there. It's for the best that Denny won, Dibendetto would have been even more sad had he won and been disqualified.

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« Reply #637 on: October 05, 2020, 08:08:58 AM »
That was willlllllllddddd. You know full well Denny was forced down there. It's for the best that Denny won, Dibendetto would have been even more sad had he won and been disqualified.


damnit MIR, you make a good point.
Also Bubba needs to quit wrecking. He runs well quite a bit.
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Re: Official NASCAR 2020 thread(people are still watching)
« Reply #639 on: October 05, 2020, 12:45:09 PM »
That was a good letter. He wasn't a vocal advocate before the e racing incident and that's why he didn't receive any public grace or defense. I hope that he continues the work he's been doing after he gets a ride and he becomes a public and vocal ally.

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« Reply #640 on: October 06, 2020, 04:51:50 PM »
That was a good letter. He wasn't a vocal advocate before the e racing incident and that's why he didn't receive any public grace or defense. I hope that he continues the work he's been doing after he gets a ride and he becomes a public and vocal ally.

Completely agree.

Bowman over to the Ally 48. Will be interesting to see what they do with the 4th Hendrick car now (who knows what number?).

AB had some pretty loyal sponsorship that even helped in some of his dirt stuff.

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Re: Official NASCAR 2020 thread(people are still watching)
« Reply #641 on: October 06, 2020, 06:25:22 PM »
That was a good letter. He wasn't a vocal advocate before the e racing incident and that's why he didn't receive any public grace or defense. I hope that he continues the work he's been doing after he gets a ride and he becomes a public and vocal ally.
I think it’s the best apology letter or statement or any sort I’ve ever seen
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Re: Official NASCAR 2020 thread(people are still watching)
« Reply #642 on: October 06, 2020, 07:36:58 PM »
That was a good letter. He wasn't a vocal advocate before the e racing incident and that's why he didn't receive any public grace or defense. I hope that he continues the work he's been doing after he gets a ride and he becomes a public and vocal ally.
I think it’s the best apology letter or statement or any sort I’ve ever seen

Yep, definitely worth reading

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« Reply #643 on: October 06, 2020, 10:02:35 PM »
That was a good letter. He wasn't a vocal advocate before the e racing incident and that's why he didn't receive any public grace or defense. I hope that he continues the work he's been doing after he gets a ride and he becomes a public and vocal ally.
I think it’s the best apology letter or statement or any sort I’ve ever seen

It was certainly worth the wait, he made good use of the months he remained publicly silent.

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Re: Official NASCAR 2020 thread(people are still watching)
« Reply #644 on: October 09, 2020, 10:34:16 AM »
Bowyer to the booth in 2021.

Got to think that's Briscoe's ride now.

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« Reply #645 on: October 09, 2020, 10:38:14 AM »
Bowyer had a pretty solid career. 21 wins across the 3 series, 10 in Cup, and an Xfinity Championship.

I wonder if he'll get more involved in dirt stuff moving forward. Either way, good for him.

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« Reply #646 on: October 09, 2020, 10:54:45 AM »
I wondered what would happen. You could tell the performance just wasn't there for a big ride like he had.
His 07 Jack Daniels car was one of my favorites.
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Re: Official NASCAR 2020 thread(people are still watching)
« Reply #647 on: October 22, 2020, 10:50:38 AM »
Sounding more and more like Larson to Hendrick. #5 maybe?

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Re: Official NASCAR 2020 thread(people are still watching)
« Reply #648 on: October 22, 2020, 11:14:22 AM »
They're going to bring new fans to the sport.

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« Reply #649 on: October 23, 2020, 11:53:04 AM »
They're going to bring new fans to the sport.

New fans, new sponsors, etc. I'm pumped.

Hell, they might pay for their first few seasons with merchandise alone.