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Old 24 Dec 2016, 21:22 (Ref:3698347)   #1
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2017 NASCAR Cup Series

2017 Nascar Cup Series drivers:

Chevrolet

Hendrick: Jimmie Johnson, Dale Earnhardt, Kasey Kahne, Chase Elliott.
Childress: Austin Dillon, Ryan Newman, Paul Menard.
Ganassi: Jamie McMurray, Kyle Larson.
JTG Daugherty: Chris Buescher, AJ Allmendinger.
Germain: Ty Dillon (R).
Leavine: Michael McDowell.
Circle: TBD.

Ford

Stewart-Haas: Kurt Busch, Kevin Harvick, Clint Bowyer, Danica Patrick.
Penske: Brad Keselowski, Joey Logano.
Roush: Trevor Bayne, Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
Front Row: Landon Cassill, David Ragan.
Go Fas: Matt DiBenedetto.
Richard Petty: Aric Almirola.

Toyota

Joe Gibbs: Kylee Busch, Carl Edwards, Matt Kenseth, Denny Hamlin.
Furniture Row: Martin Truex Jr, Erik Jones (R).
BK: TBD, TBD.
Premium: TBD.

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Greg Biffle and Brian Scott are out.
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Old 24 Dec 2016, 21:30 (Ref:3698350)   #2
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2017 Nascar Cup Series television calendar:

Fox (10): Daytona 500, Atlanta, Las Vegas, Phoenix, Fontana, Texas, Bristol, Richmond, Talladega, Charlotte 600.

FS1 (9): Daytona Clash, Daytona Duel, Martinsville, Kansas, All-Star, Dover, Pocono, Michigan, Sonoma.

NBC (7): Daytona 400, Indianapolis, Bristol, Talladega, Texas, Phoxenix, Homestead.

NBCSN (13): Kentucky, New Hampshire, Pocono, Watkins Glen, Michigan, Darlington, Richmond, Chicagoland, New Hampshire, Dover, Charlotte, Kansas, Martinsville.

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Night races (Saturday except where noted):

Daytona Clash, Daytona Duel (Thursday), Kansas, All-Star, Charlotte 600 (Sunday), Daytona 400, Kentucky, Bristol, Darlington (Sunday), Richmond, Charlotte 500.
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Old 25 Dec 2016, 21:49 (Ref:3698435)   #3
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Thank you for posting this information. It is going to be an interesting start to the year. Allot of drivers in different brands of cars than they have been driving. Chevrolet seems to have lost the most, Ford seems to have gained and Toyota seems to have stayed pretty much the same. Wonder who will "hit the ground running" and who will have "growing pains"? By the 3rd or 4th race of the season, it will be back to normal. The teams that always win, will be winning, with just a couple of different teams that don't normally win, able to grab a win occasionally and as usual, the "also ran's" will always make up the majority of the field, run in the back of the pack, with slim to no chance of winning. That is the way it is and the way it has always been -- "That's racin!"
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Stewart-Haas racin Fords...still have to get used to that.
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Toyota still has too few drivers with chance of collecting top 5s.
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Old 31 Dec 2016, 12:53 (Ref:3699297)   #6
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Stewart-Haas racin Fords...still have to get used to that.
Yep, because they have been in Chevys for so long. It's kind of like back in the old days. A driver/team would become so associated with one manufacturer, that it would be unthinkable, almost heresy, to think of that team/driver in another manufacturer's car. Some examples, Richard Petty is associated with Plymouth though he drove practically every brand of General Motors car before he drove a Plymouth. In 1969, he shocked the racing world, when he drove a Ford in NASCAR Grand National Division competition. That so shook up Chrysler, that they developed the Plymouth "Superbird" for the sole reason of bring Petty back into the Chrysler fold! Since then, he ran GM products, until his retirement from driving, His team has run Fords, for the last several years and currently runs that manufacturer's car. Throughout that whole time, Richard Petty is still most associated with Plymouth and he has even outlived that manufacturer, as Plymouth was eliminated from the Chrysler line-up, several years ago.

Another, the late Glen "Fireball" Roberts. "Fireball" Roberts, ran several different manufacturer's cars, but he became a household name driving Pontiacs for the legendary "Smokey Yunick. In 1963, he left Yunick's team to drive for the Hollman & Moody Ford team. That send a shock through the racing world, especially through Roberts and Pontiac fans. Roberts recalled a letter he got from one disgruntled fan what was particularly upset - ""Fireball, you son of a *****, I told everybody that there is no way that you would ever swap your trusty Pontiac for a stinking Ford. You have made me the laughing stock of my entire town!" Roberts drove the H&M Ford until he had the wreck at Charlotte, during the 1964 "World 600". The burns suffered from that accident cost him his life, on July 2, 1964.

Stewart-Haas Racing is the same, they have been associated with Chevrolets since the formation of the team. It will take some getting use too, them being in Fords. This is particularly true with regards to Kevin Harvick, who had driven nothing but Chevrolets since he took over the late Dale Earnhardt's Richard Childress Chevrolet in 2001.
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Old 31 Dec 2016, 12:58 (Ref:3699298)   #7
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Toyota still has too few drivers with chance of collecting top 5s.
Maybe true, outside of JGR and Furniture Row teams, but Carl Edwards, Kyle Busch, Matt Kenseth, Denny Hamlin, Martin Truex Jr. and Rookie, Eric Jones are more than capable of getting top 5s. Six drivers, that ain't too shabby!
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Correct, but Toyota is outnumbered.
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Slightly OT but I just heard on the news this morning that AMS (Atlanta) will be repaving after this "spring" race.

We've stated this numerous times here, but they are rolling the dice with a March 5th date in North Georgia.
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Slightly OT but I just heard on the news this morning that AMS (Atlanta) will be repaving after this "spring" race.

We've stated this numerous times here, but they are rolling the dice with a March 5th date in North Georgia.
They really could be. This winter is likely going to be more harsh, that originally forecasted. Heck, we're looking at a fairly big snow/winter weather event this weekend and we normally do not get this until Feb. If that happens several times, allot of frozen precip, and some colder than normal temps., that could be a problem for paving. Asphalt has to have a certain temp., to be put down and also the OAT cannot be too cold, or it won't laydown/set up properly. If they REALLY wanted to do something to improve AMS, return it to it's ORIGINAL configuration! Of course, that will never happen -- smith prefers BORING Charlotte-clone tracks to better configurations, that were unique and provided more charter than his clones!
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Carl Edwards retiring?

Carl sounds like he may be hanging up the helmet and Danial Suarez to replace him.

http://www.espn.com/racing/nascar/cu...diately-nascar
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A competitive Nascar driver retires at age 37? That's odd.
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Have to say that Carl's announcement was a shock. No one saw it coming. After reading all that has been said of it, it appears that the reason is simple, he is just simply ready to retire and spend more time with his family, watch his kids grow up, etc. His wife is a doctor and I'm sure they have discussed, at length, the various risks, especially, the concussion issues, brought to the forefront by the problems that Dale Earnhardt Jr. had. From what I have heard, the wreck at Homestead HURT -- he REALLY felt it. That could also have giving him something to think about, kind of a warning of what could come. He has not been one to have allot of DNFs, due to accidents, but suddenly, this past season, he had four! The NASCAR schedule is GRULING for drivers and especially for team and shop workers. At 37 years old, Carl Edwards really has nothing left to prove. True, he didn't win the Daytona 500 or a Cup Championship, but he very easily could have, had the breaks gone his way. He has had, by all accounts, a very successful career, far more so that most that compete. If he feels it's time to retire, spend more time with family, with his health intact, there is absolutely nothing wrong with that. My guess is eventually, he will wind up working in the sport, team owner, fitness trainer for a team, or some other capability. Whatever he chooses to do, he's earned it. I wish him good luck and good health!
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Ward Burton retired quickly like that as well.
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Ward Burton retired quickly like that as well.
True, though outside of winning the Daytona 500, he really never established himself like Edwards has. His win was popular with the fans. Ward was a talented driver, but I really believe his slow, drawling, Virginia accent is ultimately what cost him in the sport. It happened to him, right as the big money, corporate sponsors were beginning to exert more control than the team owners and fans with who would drive the cars and turning drivers, from the colorful characters that they had been, where driving talent mattered, far more than what Corporate America has turned them into today, where driving talent takes a back seat to "good looks", the ability to hawk the corporate sponsor's product in a robotic, "I'm from nowhere accent and a dry, dull, almost nonexistent personality. Another way that Big Corporate money has RUINED the sport!

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