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2020 NASCAR Cup Series - Silly season, rumors, and banter

Post by Microsprinter18 » 4 months ago

CHARTERED TEAMS
Chip Ganassi Racing
1 Kurt Busch
42 Kyle Larson
Front Row Motorsports
34 Michael McDowell
38 John Hunter Nemechek
Germain Racing
13 Ty Dillon
Go Fas Racing
32 Corey LaJoie
Hendrick Motorsports
9 Chase Elliott
24 William Byron
48 Jimmie Johnson
88 Alex Bowman
Joe Gibbs Racing
11 Denny Hamlin
18 Kyle Busch
19 Martin Truex Jr.
20 Erik Jones
JTG Daugherty Racing
37 Ryan Preece
47 Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
Leavine Family Racing
95 Christopher Bell
Premium Motorsports
15 Brennan Poole
Richard Childress Racing
3 Austin Dillon
8 Tyler Reddick
Richard Petty Motorsports
43 Bubba Wallace
Rick Ware Racing
51 Joey Gase
52 JJ Yeley
53 David Ragan (1, as #36)
Roush Fenway Racing
6 Ryan Newman
17 Chris Buescher
Spire Motorsports
77 Ross Chastain (1, 13)
StarCom Racing
00 Quin Houff
Stewart-Haas Racing
4 Kevin Harvick
10 Aric Almirola
14 Clint Bowyer
41 Cole Custer
Team Penske
2 Brad Keselowski
12 Ryan Blaney
22 Joey Logano
Wood Brothers Racing
21 Matt DiBenedetto

FULL TIME UNCHARTERED & PART TIME TEAMS
Beard Motorsports
62 Brendan Gaughan (1, 10, 26, 31)
Gaunt Brothers Racing
96 Daniel Suarez (Full Time)
Kaulig Racing
16 Justin Haley (1)
MBM Motorsports
49 Chad Finchum (1)
66 Timmy Hill (Full Time)
Premium Motorsports
27 TBA
TBA James Davison
Rick Ware Racing
54 Natalie Decker(?)

SCHEDULE
February 9 - Busch Clash
February 13 - Bluegreen Vacations Duel

1. February 16 - Daytona 500
2. February 23 - Pennzoil 400
3. March 1 - Auto Club 400
4. March 8 - FanShield 500
5. March 15 - Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500
6. March 22 - Dixie Vodka 400
7. March 29 - O'Reilly Auto Parts 500
8. April 5 - Food City 500
9. April 19 - Toyota Owners 400
10. April 26 - GEICO 500
11. May 3 - Dover 400
12. May 9 - Martinsville 500
May 16 - All Star Race
13. May 24 - Coca-Cola 600
14. May 31 - Kansas 400
15. June 7 - FireKeepers Casino 400
16. June 14 - Toyota / Save Mart 350
17. June 21 - Camping World 400
18. June 27 - Kids Free 325
19. June 28 - Worry-Free Weather Guarantee 350
20. July 5 - Big Machine Vodka 400
21. July 11 - Quaker State 400
22. July 19 - Foxwoods Resort Casino 301
23. August 9 - Consumers Energy 400
24. August 16 - Go Bowling at the Glen
25. August 23 - Drydene 400
26. August 29 - Coke Zero Sugar 400
27. September 6 - Southern 500
28. September 12 - Federated Auto Parts 400
29. September 19 - Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race
30. September 27 - South Point 400
31. October 4 - Alabama 500
32. October 11 - Bank of America Roval 400
33. October 18 - Hollywood Casino 400
34. October 25 - Texas 500
35. November 1 - Martinsville 500
36. November 8 - Cup Series Championship
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Post by John » 4 months ago

Is 2020 the last year with the "current" schedule agreement? I know Pocono got shafted of one of their races. Any rumors flying around regarding new circuits for 2021 onwards?

I'd love to see them add a dirt race and a race at Bowman Gray stadium.
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Post by SB83 » 4 months ago

I'm not sure but it doesn't really matter I think.The bulk of the 'boring' tracks (read, the intermediate tracks) are owned by SMI and ISC and I don't see them growing a big heart and dumping those tracks to replace them with better tracks (read short tracks or road courses) UNLESS they buy some new tracks of that type.

It's why they've been so fervently trying to improve the racing on the aero tracks. The latest package (high downforce and low power) keeps them in a pack longer and leads to more wrecks, which I guess NASCAR management feel is the right way to go.

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Post by Microsprinter18 » 4 months ago

Daniel Hemric will be released from Richard Childress Racing following the 2019 season. Tyler Reddick will drive the 8 car full time. No driver announced for the part-time 31 yet.
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Post by Microsprinter18 » 4 months ago

Chris Buescher will take Ricky Stenhouse's spot in the #17 Roush car.
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Post by DaleJuniorFan » 4 months ago

John wrote:
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Is 2020 the last year with the "current" schedule agreement? I know Pocono got shafted of one of their races. Any rumors flying around regarding new circuits for 2021 onwards?

I'd love to see them add a dirt race and a race at Bowman Gray stadium.
2020 appears to be a "transition year" with the fairly significant date swaps in preparation for 2021.

As for new tracks, Gateway has been mentioned as a strong candidate due to this year's impressive IndyCar crowds.

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Post by Cclark22 » 3 months ago

It wouldn't surprise me to see Iowa get a race, given Xfinity comes twice and Indy does as well.

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Post by Microsprinter18 » 3 weeks ago

Just made the updated edits necessary, my apologies for leaving the thread to collect dust!
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Post by Microsprinter18 » 2 weeks ago

Kaulig Racing plans to participate in the Daytona 500. Driver unconfirmed.
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Post by acerogers58 » 2 weeks ago

Leaked images appear to show Spire Motorsports will partner with Ganassi and Advent Health again for the Daytona 500, but they will keep the same number.

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Post by Microsprinter18 » 2 weeks ago

Looks like David Ragan will be competing at the Daytona 500.
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Post by Microsprinter18 » 2 weeks ago

Justin Haley will be competing in the Daytona 500 with Kaulig Racing, making their cup debut with car #16.
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Post by Microsprinter18 » 2 weeks ago

MBM Motorsports had made an impromptu number change to their 2nd team, Chad Finchum will be in the 49 rather than the 46.

This possibly sets James Davison up to drive the 46, especially since he has run Days of Thunder paint schemes in the past.
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Post by acerogers58 » 1 week ago

NASCAR have made significant changes to short track and road course cars, with rear spoilers height shrunk from 8 inches to 2.75 inches, and front splitter overhang will now measure a quarter-inch, down from 2 inches, with approximately 2-inch wings, reduced from 10.5 inches. Along with lower downforce.

In other news, not cup related, Dale Earnhardt Jr. will run his once a year Xfinity series race at Homestead-Miami.

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Post by Microsprinter18 » 1 week ago

Looks like Robby Lyons has began working with Premium Motorsports. Expect him in the 27 for a few races.
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