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Re: Kenseth leaving Gibbs at end of 2017 season

Postby steveegg » Tue Oct 10, 2017 8:22 pm

I've seen his Twitter feed (his work is all behind a paywall). The Toyota bit seems to be more wild speculation than anything else because nobody else has picked it up, and the Motorsport interview where the FRM flack is fresh (or at least post-Richmond).
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Re: Kenseth leaving Gibbs at end of 2017 season

Postby Idaho Fan » Wed Oct 11, 2017 12:38 pm

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Re: Kenseth leaving Gibbs at end of 2017 season

Postby Kenseth & Packers » Wed Oct 11, 2017 2:51 pm

The #77 is done for.

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From the inbox: Furniture Row Racing confirms the team will not field the 77 next year, but hopes to be two cars again in the future.
12:10 PM - Oct 11, 2017
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Re: Kenseth leaving Gibbs at end of 2017 season

Postby steveegg » Wed Oct 11, 2017 3:15 pm

More dirt on the grave (or are we already to the pave-over portion?) - Brendan Poole is expected to jump up to Cup in the RCR 27 next year, with his departure from Ganassi's Xfinity program already announced. Jayski has Poole potentially bringing sponsor DC Solar with him in his 2018 team chart.
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Re: Kenseth leaving Gibbs at end of 2017 season

Postby Kenseth & Packers » Wed Oct 11, 2017 4:06 pm

Oh yeah .. we are at the pave-over portion. Matt is done .. I don't see any way he races unless he's willing to accept pennies on the dollar from what he's used to receiving .. and even at that he doesn't bring sponsorship with him. I bet he's already resigned himself to the fact that this is the end and will transfer just fine to full time family life. It's been a great career .. nothing else to really prove. I'd love to see him get to Homestead with a chance to win the title .. that would be an awesome way to wrap things up.
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Re: Kenseth leaving Gibbs at end of 2017 season

Postby buckyfastdraw » Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:43 am

I hope he makes it to Homestead, but with JGR putting him 4th on the list for best car every week and without bad luck he wouldn't have any this year, I think his chances for that are no better than his chances for a decent ride next year.
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Re: Kenseth leaving Gibbs at end of 2017 season

Postby steveegg » Fri Oct 13, 2017 3:00 pm

Update on the Poole situation - CGR co-owner Felix Sabantes expects Poole back in their Xfinity program next year. For his part, Poole is neither confirming nor denying anything.
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