NASCAR on NBC podcast, Ep. 60: David Smith previewing the 2017 season
The makeup of a race weekend in 2017 is expected to look different, with some major enhancements expected to be announced soon for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series.
But the teams that will compete on the rebranded circuit will look very familiar.
While a NASCAR offseason normally is filled with personnel changes, many teams elected to stand pat for this season.
Why? That’s a topic explored by Motorsports Analytics founder David Smith in a recent column entitled “Welcome to 2016, Part 2, which was the subject of this week’s NASCAR on NBC podcast.
Smith discussed the reasons why teams didn’t make changes and the reasons that perhaps some should have. He also floats some interesting possibilities for future moves (Chase Elliott and Chad Knaus? Cole Pearn to Team Penske?).
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