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  • Silly Season '06: Who's in, out and still looking(Part 2)

    Not official, but might as well be

    The ride:
    No. 0 Net Zero Chevy, Haas-CNC Racing
    The rumored:
    Jeff Green
    Green comes over after two very generic seasons in the Petty family's No. 43 Dodge, hoping to rekindle the magic with crew chief Harold Holly. Green and Holly won the 2000 Busch Series title and finished second in NBS points in 1999 and 2001.

    The ride: No. 98 Texas Instruments Chevy, Hall of Fame Racing
    The rumored:
    Tony Raines
    Pro Football Hall of Fame QB's Roger Staubach and Troy Aikman have spent the summer sifting through driver resumes for their Joe Gibbs Racing-supported race car. Everyone from Ward Burton to Champ Car ace Paul Tracy was linked to the car at one time or another, but Raines is expected to be announced as the driver when the series visits the Texas Motor Speedway next weekend.
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    Partially done

    The ride:
    No. ?? NAPA Dodge and No. 22 Caterpillar Dodge, Bill Davis Racing
    The rumored:
    Michael Waltrip (already signed) and ??
    Davis is in the process of shaking up his entire organization, supposedly in preparation for the arrival of Toyota in the not-so-distant future. Waltrip is signed, bringing sponsor NAPA with him, but current employer Dale Earnhardt Inc. will not release the No. 15. Just this week, Davis announced that current No. 22 driver Scott Wimmer is out at season\'s end with no replacement driver named.

    In a holding pattern

    Where:
    No. 2 Miller Dodge, Penske Racing South
    Who:
    Kurt Busch
    When:
    2007... but maybe earlier

    Where: No. 97 ?? Ford, Roush Racing
    Who:
    Jamie McMurray
    When:
    2007... but maybe earlier

    Where: #42 Dodge, Chip Ganassi Racing
    Who:
    Take your pick
    When:
    2007... but maybe earlier
    Busch and McMurray set off the most unique Silly Season in NASCAR history by announcing their new deals more than a year in advance. The idea was to put pressure on their current employers to release them from their current deals one year early. Each has been stuck in a stand-off for nearly half the season... but the recent deafening silence from all parties has many in the garage expecting a dual-release by the end of the season. The latest wrinkle — Jack Roush has convinced Mark Martin to stay in the No. 6 for 2006 and now says that McMurray, who was originally tabbed to take over the No. 6, will now replace Busch in the No. 97 when the 2004 Cup champ finally does leave. Meanwhile, Roger Penske refuses to show his hand in any way shape or form.
    Possible scenarios:



    Both are released from current rides, McMurray to Roush, Busch to Penske and Chip Ganassi hires away a player-to-be-named to fill the No. 42 Dodge (rumors have included everyone from Kevin Harvick to Bobby Labonte to Ganassi\'s current Indy Car drivers).
    Ganassi refuses to release Jamie Mac from his current ride, forcing Roush to do the same with Busch. Penske hires a stop-gap to replace Rusty Wallace until Busch\'s arrival in 2007.
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    Partially done

    The ride:
    No. ?? NAPA Dodge and No. 22 Caterpillar Dodge, Bill Davis Racing
    The rumored:
    Michael Waltrip (already signed) and ??
    Davis is in the process of shaking up his entire organization, supposedly in preparation for the arrival of Toyota in the not-so-distant future. Waltrip is signed, bringing sponsor NAPA with him, but current employer Dale Earnhardt Inc. will not release the No. 15. Just this week, Davis announced that current No. 22 driver Scott Wimmer is out at season's end with no replacement driver named.

    In a holding pattern

    Where:
    No. 2 Miller Dodge, Penske Racing South
    Who:
    Kurt Busch
    When:
    2007... but maybe earlier

    Where: No. 97 ?? Ford, Roush Racing
    Who:
    Jamie McMurray
    When:
    2007... but maybe earlier

    Where: #42 Dodge, Chip Ganassi Racing
    Who:
    Take your pick
    When:
    2007... but maybe earlier
    Busch and McMurray set off the most unique Silly Season in NASCAR history by announcing their new deals more than a year in advance. The idea was to put pressure on their current employers to release them from their current deals one year early. Each has been stuck in a stand-off for nearly half the season... but the recent deafening silence from all parties has many in the garage expecting a dual-release by the end of the season. The latest wrinkle — Jack Roush has convinced Mark Martin to stay in the No. 6 for 2006 and now says that McMurray, who was originally tabbed to take over the No. 6, will now replace Busch in the No. 97 when the 2004 Cup champ finally does leave. Meanwhile, Roger Penske refuses to show his hand in any way shape or form.
    Possible scenarios:



    Both are released from current rides, McMurray to Roush, Busch to Penske and Chip Ganassi hires away a player-to-be-named to fill the No. 42 Dodge (rumors have included everyone from Kevin Harvick to Bobby Labonte to Ganassi's current Indy Car drivers).
    Ganassi refuses to release Jamie Mac from his current ride, forcing Roush to do the same with Busch. Penske hires a stop-gap to replace Rusty Wallace until Busch's arrival in 2007.
    <SCRIPT><!--D(["mb","Jack Roush, Roger Penske and Chip Ganassi all meet by the bike rack in the Mooresville High School parking lot and sort it out with brass knuckles and crowbars.

    Total chaos

    The ride:
    No. 43 Cheerios Dodge, No. 45 ?? Dodge, Petty Racing
    The rumored:
    Bobby Labonte, Ward Burton, Mike Bliss, Johnny Benson, Kyle Petty
    With incoming VP Robbie Loomis committed to helping Jimmie Johnson through the end of the season, no one has a clue what is going on in Level Cross, N.C. General Mills is back on the No. 43, but Georgia-Pacific is off the No. 45. The latest talk has frustrated Bobby Labonte leaving Joe Gibbs for a fresh start with the Pettys — who are practically his next door neighbors — though Labonte has issued a statement reminding everyone he is signed with Gibbs through 2009. Kyle Petty will drive at least one more year in the hopes of using his legendary board room skills to land sponsorship for the No. 45.

    The ride: No. 81 Ford
    The rumored:
    ??
    Heisman Trophy winner Tim Brown is fielding a NASCAR team in 2006 with backing from Roush Racing. Which series he decides to run in is still a mystery as he knocks on doors looking for sponsorship. &quot;I\'ll let the Roush Racing folks worry about the cars (and) what I should do with them. I\'m too busy asking people for money. A lot of money.&quot; Stay tuned...


    Will work for food/Looking for a ride
    Ward Burton
    Scott Wimmer
    Dave Blaney
    John Andretti
    Mike Bliss

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    ",0]);//--></SCRIPT>Jack Roush, Roger Penske and Chip Ganassi all meet by the bike rack in the Mooresville High School parking lot and sort it out with brass knuckles and crowbars.

    Total chaos

    The ride:
    No. 43 Cheerios Dodge, No. 45 ?? Dodge, Petty Racing
    The rumored:
    Bobby Labonte, Ward Burton, Mike Bliss, Johnny Benson, Kyle Petty
    With incoming VP Robbie Loomis committed to helping Jimmie Johnson through the end of the season, no one has a clue what is going on in Level Cross, N.C. General Mills is back on the No. 43, but Georgia-Pacific is off the No. 45. The latest talk has frustrated Bobby Labonte leaving Joe Gibbs for a fresh start with the Pettys — who are practically his next door neighbors — though Labonte has issued a statement reminding everyone he is signed with Gibbs through 2009. Kyle Petty will drive at least one more year in the hopes of using his legendary board room skills to land sponsorship for the No. 45.

    The ride: No. 81 Ford
    The rumored:
    ??
    Heisman Trophy winner Tim Brown is fielding a NASCAR team in 2006 with backing from Roush Racing. Which series he decides to run in is still a mystery as he knocks on doors looking for sponsorship. "I'll let the Roush Racing folks worry about the cars (and) what I should do with them. I'm too busy asking people for money. A lot of money." Stay tuned...


    Will work for food/Looking for a ride
    Ward Burton
    Scott Wimmer
    Dave Blaney
    John Andretti
    Mike Bliss

    http://msn.foxsports.com<WBR>/nascar/story/5027276?CMP=OTC<WBR>-K9B140813162&ATT=167
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    Owner - Women of Racing

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    [QUOTE=NSCRIRLCCJunkie]Not official, but might as well be

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    <SCRIPT><!--D(["mb","Jack Roush, Roger Penske and Chip Ganassi all meet by the bike rack in the Mooresville High School parking lot and sort it out with brass knuckles and crowbars.

    I vote for this option & will gladly drive the hour to Mooresville to see it!
    #BCForever

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    • #3
      Well, I thoroughly botched that reply & can't get it deleted - shame on me!

      What I meant to say whas that I vote for the Mooresville option & will gladly drive there to watch!
      #BCForever

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