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The new Xfinity and Truck rule limits Cup drivers to 10 and 7 races respectively in each series AND prevents them from competing in any lower-tier Chase race as well as any Dash-4-Cash event. In other words, if Kyle Busch, Larson, Keselowski, Austin Dillon, etc. want to participate in a lower-tier series, they have to do so between February and early September.

 

Speaking of the Xfinity Series, congratulations to Daniel Suarez, NASCAR's first international-born national series champion. I was pulling for either him or Sadler throughout this Chase. Hopefully he makes his way into a Cup race or two next year through BK Racing or something. Still a little early to put him there full-time, but I think he'd be a good addition. 

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In Silly Season news, Jayski has a rumor on its annual Team and Driver Chart that all indications are pointing to Casey Mears heading to the #95 car and Ty Dillon possibly filling in the #13 slot with stronger RCR support.

 

 

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23 minutes ago, mr.nascar13 said:

In Silly Season news, Jayski has a rumor on its annual Team and Driver Chart that all indications are pointing to Casey Mears heading to the #95 car and Ty Dillon possibly filling in the #13 slot with stronger RCR support.

 

 

I was reading that as well. Jayski also has a rumor that Greg Biffle may be leaving Roush and basically swap teams with Chris Buescher. Another interesting fact is Biffle actually owns the shop that HScott Motorsports operates out of. As of now though, Biffle has not contacted Harry Scott about a potential ride.

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Well this race is being groomed for Jimmie Johnson to get his seventh championship.

 

Joey Logano is becoming the driver everyone has a bounty on.

 

Great sportsmanship by Carl Edwards to have a conversation with the #22 pit crew and tell them it was his fault and Logano should go win the championship.

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*clears throat*

 

 

*takes a deep breath*

 

 

RIGGED

 

 

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Results from Homstead:

 

1. Johnson

2. Larson

3. Harvick

4. Logano

5. McMurray

6. Kyle Busch

7. Kenseth

8. Allmendinger

9. Hamlin

10. McDowell

 

Well, history has been made. Jimmie Johnson is now up there with the likes of Richard Petty & Dale Earnhardt Sr. with 7 championships. I really felt bad for Carl, he was so close but got tangled up with Logano. Plus we saw Tony Stewart's last Sprint Cup race. Its kind of bittersweet. It should be an interesting off season.

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1 hour ago, dont care said:

Who? I think you have completely went off the deep end now.

 

 

He was the driver who brought out the ticky-tack caution that led to the Logano/Edwards wreck.

 

With about 20 laps to go, it didn't look like the 48 car was gonna catch the 18/19.

 

Then everything changed.

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27 minutes ago, SabresRule7361 said:

 

He was the driver who brought out the ticky-tack caution that led to the Logano/Edwards wreck.

 

With about 20 laps to go, it didn't look like the 48 car was gonna catch the 18/19.

 

Then everything changed.

Because people will remember the scrub that :censored:ed up 3 cautions before the guy that one his 7th championship... yea not likely.

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9 hours ago, SabresRule7361 said:

 

He was the driver who brought out the ticky-tack caution that led to the Logano/Edwards wreck.

 

With about 20 laps to go, it didn't look like the 48 car was gonna catch the 18/19.

 

Then everything changed.

Yeah, well, nobody remembers the two guys who brought out a bunch of cautions at the end of the 2014 race at this point so... probably not gonna be a household name

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Well some off season notes...

 

- Chase Elliott is your Rookie of the Year

- Toyota has won the manufactures championship

- Greg Biffle is saying good by to Roush, no word yet if he will keep it a 3 car team & may sell the charter as well. (God I wish RYR was still around.)

- Surprisingly, Chris Busecher is rumored for the 2nd JGT car!

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12 hours ago, rvrdgsfn said:

Well some off season notes...

 

- Chase Elliott is your Rookie of the Year

- Toyota has won the manufactures championship

- Greg Biffle is saying good by to Roush, no word yet if he will keep it a 3 car team & may sell the charter as well. (God I wish RYR was still around.)

- Surprisingly, Chris Busecher is rumored for the 2nd JGT car!

 

Buescher to JTG rumor is said to be a one-year "loan". Biffle's #16 car will be scuttled for 2017; probably will be brought back in 2018.

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Sunday's race ratings were OK for the Championship Round, but still down 20% from last year.

 

http://www.sportsmediawatch.com/2016/11/nascar-ratings-chase-cup-finale-homestead-viewership-down/

 

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The NASCAR Chase For the Cup finale from Homestead (FL) drew a 3.5 rating and 6.1 million viewers on NBC and NBCSN Sunday afternoon, per Nielsen fast-nationals — down 20% in ratings and viewership from last year, when a rain delay pushed the finish into primetime and preempted much of NBC’s NFL pregame (4.4, 7.6M), but up 13% and 16% respectively from 2014 on ESPN (3.1, 5.2M).

 

For the season, it was the top Sprint Cup race since Talladega on FOX in May (4.0, 6.7M).

 

Excluding rainouts, Homestead was the first Sprint Cup race since the Brickyard 400 in July to avoid a multi-year low in ratings or viewership — ending a brutal stretch of 11 straight races to hit an all-time or decade-plus low. It was still the 12th straight race to decline from last year and the 11th straight to drop by double-digits.

 

Kinda hard to convince a sponsor to fork over $100M/year fot ten years with declining ratings.

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On 11/19/2016 at 10:41 AM, DNAsports said:

Any word on who replaces Cole Custer in the #00 for JR Motorsports CWTS ride since he's leaving for a full time NXS Stewart-Haas Racing ride in 2017?

 

Also, am I the only one who thinks that once the CWTS and NXS Chases start, full time Sprint Cup Series drivers should not drive in those remaining races?

 

If sponsorship money can be found, Josh Berry, their Late Model championship driver, would be in the seat.  

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On 11/19/2016 at 9:41 PM, mr.nascar13 said:

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In Silly Season news, Jayski has a rumor on its annual Team and Driver Chart that all indications are pointing to Casey Mears heading to the #95 car and Ty Dillon possibly filling in the #13 slot with stronger RCR support.

 

7 minutes ago, rvrdgsfn said:

Via Jayski...

 

Beginning in 2017, Ty Dillon will take over full-time driving duties of the #13 GEICO Chevrolet SS in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series for Germain Racing.

No secret is safe in NASCAR. All that's left is for Mears to come out and say he's driving the 95

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