8Ballin wrote:^ maybe so, but Nascar is one sport where 98% of the rumors always end up happening. I can't even remember the last time something didn't end up holding true after being rumored. So I actually tend to believe the media on these things even when no official sources are mentioned. Race Hub even mentioned SHR talking to NAPA possibly for the 41 car.
The Quicken deal, I think all that's out there for fact is that SHR did have "negotiations" with them - BUT, if you read between the lines, the only car it could have been for is the 41. As right about the same time Quicken announced 12 races for Ryan at RCR, it was announced Jimmy Johns would be going to SHR with Harvick to the 4 car for 12 races. Outback confirmed they would be with the 4 car for 2 races. So with his 20 Budweiser races, Kevin is fully funded for 34 races, just about a full season but not quite.
It would only make business sense for SHR to try to find more money for Kurt if it was available. If Quicken was willing to stay with SHR and NAPA willing to come over, why wouldn't Gene save his money and put them on that car?
I disagree. When rumors comes out. they cover their bases by making rumors of all kinds of things, & then when one is true. People think they were just right. They had rumors of Ryan going to the 47 & the 78. Those rumors didn't come true. there are a ton of rumors every year that don't come true. Carl isn't racing for JGR. Napa might have (might not have) talked to SHR, but I doubt it was ever to be on Kurts car. One of the other or a combo of them maybe, but they aren't gonna leave MWR for the reasons they did & say hey I know! lets sponsors Kurts car. QL I have no doubt they had talks. it is their current organization they sponsor.
What I do wonder though is if SHR is trying to beef up how much these other sponsors for the other 3 teams pay to counteract Kurt being Sponsored by the owner. Race hub & others are just guessing trying to be the 1st ones that are right to report. BTW I don't think Rusty has been right on one single rumor yet. (unless Tony did say that Ryan & Danica were dragging him down)
you could usually tell when some rumors are just crap thrown out there to see what sticks & what seems like people (meaning more than that one source) are really circulating a rumor.