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  1. That's who I'm thinking they'll be going after - international drivers with some notoriety in the States, but not necessarily familiar names unless you're already a racing fan. Since the Next Gen car is basically an IMSA GTD car with a V8 and no doors, it'll be a lot more familiar to international drivers than previous NASCAR stock cars.

  2. The obvious pick for me is Daniel Ricciardo, but other drivers that I would like to see are Kimi Raikkonen, Max Verstappen, Jenson Button, Jamie Chadwick (W Series), Shane van Gisbergen (Supercars), & Sébastien Ogier (WRC).

  3. Whoa. I wonder if we'll see Daniel Ricciardo do a NASCAR race this year.

  4. Why would a driver who is P6 in Indycar, be an upgrade over an established, 8 time winning F1 driver?

  5. Ricciardo may be a former F1 winner, but his results are declining. Herta is shown to be very talented for his age and has one step in the door due to his McLaren testing deal. Sponsorship money is another factor too, as Herta being F1's only American driver will likely make him a sponsor magnet.

  6. Easy. NASCAR throwing the caution with Blaney feet away from the finish line.

  7. Awesome. If they are putting in safer Barriers they pretty much guarantees some sort of nascar racing right?

  8. At least, a Truck Series race. Cup is unlikely, but it's possible that NASCAR could hold the Clash or All-star race at North Wilkesboro to gauge fan interest.

  9. I guess Joe Gibbs Racing must be really desperate to land a new primary sponsor for Kyle Busch if they are reaching out to a midpack Chevy team.

  10. Opposite perspective- Tad Geschickter built such a successful marketing firm he has enough money to burn on running a mid pack Nascar team.

  11. Plus, Geschickter has done a great job of finding and retaining sponsors for JTG Daugherty Racing. If I remember correctly, his deal with Kingsford goes back to the late 1990s.

  12. Surprise: Haas Disappointment: Mercedes (While the team is still having good finishes, it's nowhere near their usual dominance)

  13. Highly unlikely. At the time, Earnhardt was 49, which was old by NASCAR standards. I could see Earnhardt winning a few more superspeedway races, but I don't think he would've won a 8th championship.

  14. "He has won at IMS four times, in fact, winning the Brickyard Open in 2006, ’08, ’09, ’12. He is gifted, he is confident, and he’s pointing to Texas."

  15. Colton Herta to Williams is an interesting prediction, considering that he has a testing deal with McLaren. I don't follow F1 as much as I do with NASCAR, but I can see the logic of Herta joining Williams (brings sponsorship money from Gainbridge, and if he exceeds expectations, it could lead to a contract offer from one of the top-tier teams)

  16. Cool to see Magnussen and Schumacher drive a stock car. I wonder how they would perform in an actual race.

  17. Smithfield is a pretty big get. Consumer brand, $5B market cap.

  18. Smithfield is also sponsoring Tony Stewart's NHRA team, so I guess they're expanding their involvement in racing in general.

  19. Biggest Surprise: Ross Chastain (Cup Series; While I always though Chastain was a talented driver, I did not expect him to be 5th in the standings with 2 wins)

  20. The obvious would be Stewart-Haas Racing, considering we all know that Tony Stewart fields Dodges in the NHRA (Plus, the rumors of the Stewart-Ford falling out). Petty-GMS could be another option, as Petty drove Chrysler cars (Plymouth, Dodge) for most of his career. Also, we could see a repeat of 2001 where Dodge started a team from scratch with Ray Evernham.

  21. While I personally do like the idea of an IndyCar race on dirt, it would be very hard to pull off from a logistical and financial standpoint.

  22. Errors like this were a staple of video games before the PS3/Xbox 360 era.

  23. Gansssi seems to be looking into potential options for when Scott Dixon retires.

  24. don't forget Jimmie Johnson is 5 years older than Scott Dixon, so that seat will probably need filling first. assuming the Carvana checks still clear

  25. If Carvana goes under, I could see either Ally Financial or stepping up.

  26. My best guess is Ricciardo goes to NASCAR with either Richard Childress Racing or a new JR Motorsports Cup Series team.

  27. That's what I thinking also, if I was Andretti then I would talk a lot more with Lawrence.

  28. Andretti buying Aston Martin could be a win-win scenario. For Michael Andretti, it gets him his F1 team, an infrastructure in place, and keeps Colton Herta in-house. As for F1, this scenario means that Andretti's rumored lawsuit is adverted, and the grid remains at 10 teams.

  29. Most people seem to think Ryan Preece will get the #10 and I get it because he is their reserve driver. In my opinion Stenhouse is more talented than Preece and Tony Stewart has said before he loves Ricky. JTG could close the doors after this season and Ricky would be the ideal fit at SHR. Great plate racer and he could get good finishes in the 10. He has been running very good lately in the 47 and the 10 is better equipment in my opinion.

  30. Preece is seen as the frontrunner due to his status as Stewart-Haas Racing's official backup driver, but at this point, it could be anybody. Preece, Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Riley Herbst, and Kyle Busch have all been speculated as the 10's potential drivers in 2023.

  31. This could mean anything. On one hand, this could be a sign that Smithfield is staying with SHR, as the poster mentioned. On the other hand, Smithfield could be shifting their focus to the NHRA.

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