2020 My Universe Season

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Welcome to my thread for my 2020 Mock Season, going by the name "My Universe" because 12 year old me came up with it many years ago!
I plan on starting this season in early 2020, I'll have an official date closer to the time as there is lots of painting going into this.

Anyways, this thread will be more news based with text until then, for paint schemes, visit my 2020 Paint Scheme showroom.

Mock series notes:
  • NASCAR removes the Charter System, and goes back to allowing 5 car teams, the top 30 in owners points from the previous season are locked into every race.
  • NASCAR brings the size of field limit up to 42 for any track over 1 mile in length, Bristol, Martinsville, Richmond, Dover, and Phoenix still have the limit to 40 due to smaller track size.
  • Joe Gibbs Racing is the team to beat coming into this season, with all four of their drivers winning a combined 25 of the 36 points races last season.
  • The Truck Series adds Richmond to it's schedule, as well as returning to Darlington.
  • The Xfinity Series returns to Martinsville, and adds Sonoma to their schedule(Sonoma was normally an off-week for the series).
  • Many big name drivers scored 0 wins last season, including Chase Elliott, Kevin Harvick, Jimmie Johnson, Kyle Larson, and William Byron.
For this Mock Series, Cup Races will be simulated at 50% distance, Xfinity at 30%, and Trucks at 20%.

Here were the final 2019 points.
2019 Final Standings.PNG

Notes:
Kyle Busch and Kurt Busch competed in every race, but the points thing wasn't counting them separately as they both had the same initials, so I changed it a few races in when I realized.
Because all of the cars in the top 30 only had one driver, those cars are the ones locked in.

I hope you enjoy this Mock Series, updates should be pretty common over the next week or so as I get most of the big news out.
 

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STEWART-HAAS TO FIELD FIFTH ENTRY, STARCOM NUMBER CHANGES

Stewart-Haas Racing announced Monday that they will be fielding a fifth car for 2020. Xfinity Series star Cole Custer gets promoted to the Cup Series after 3 full seasons for the Stewart-Haas Xfinity Series team. Custer will have Haas sponsorship for a majority of the races, with other sponsors to come in as the season goes.

Haas confirmed that Custer will keep the #00 coming up to the Cup Series. Taking the number that was used by StarCom Racing for 2018 and 2019.

The deal was that Haas gets to use the #00 if they provide StarCom with some extra equipment, which they will. With this, StarCom Racing is now a Ford team, moving from Chevy, who they'd been with for 2 full seasons.

Landon Cassill will remain in the StarCom Racing entry, now with the number 99. #99 was the number StarCom had used for a part-time second entry during the 2018 season. There is no word if StarCom plans to use the extra funding from this deal to field a second entry part-time, but rumor has it that they might field a second car for a few races for Stewart-Haas development driver Chase Briscoe, who remains in the Xfinity Series for 2020.

Stewart-Haas is the first team to announce a fifth entry under NASCAR's newly introduced system, that allows teams 5 full-time entries, instead of the 4 car limit that was made under the Charter System. Due to the rules at the start of the season, Cole Custer will not be locked into each race until after Race 10, where the locked in field will move to the current Top 30 in standings, given Custer is in the Top 30. StarCom currently will not be locked in either, after a 32nd place points finish by Landon Cassill in 2019.

Cars can be seen in my Mock Series showroom in the Showroom section of the Forums.
 

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BELL TO CUP IN 2020, JGR TO FIELD FIFTH ENTRY

Joe Gibbs Racing and Christopher Bell held a press conference Tuesday morning to discuss their plans for 2020. Gibbs announced that they would be taking advantage of the new five car rule and field a fifth entry for Christopher Bell, who will be competing for Rookie of the Year alongside his 2019 Xfinity Series rivals Cole Custer and Tyler Reddick.

It was confirmed that Rheem will sponsor a majority of the race, with JBL sponsoring 2, and Interstate Batteries sponsoring 1.

Along with this, JGR made big changes to their Xfinity Series team for 2020. The #18 entry will remain the "All-Star" or "Leech" car, with names such as Kyle Busch, Erik Jones, and Denny Hamlin driving it. The #19 entry will be fielded by Kyle Benjamin, who will be sponsored by various JGR affiliates, including SiriusXM, Interstate Batteries, SportClips, and Reser's. The #20 entry, formerly driven by Bell, will be driven by rookie Harrison Burton. DEX Imaging will sponsor Burton for most of the season.

This comes after the announcement of Stewart-Haas Racing's fifth entry yesterday, making Gibbs the second team to field a fifth car in 2020.
 

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Here is the 2019 Truck Series final standings:
2019 Truck Standings.PNG

Notes:
Thorsport Racing seemed to have a lot more pace than the previous two seasons, with each of their full-time trucks finding Victory Lane at least once.
Jennifer Jo Cobb won the Talladega race in the Playoffs, somehow.
There were 8 first time winners in 2019, they were: Austin Hill, Stewart Friesen, Todd Gilliland, Harrison Burton, Sheldon Creed, Ross Chastain, Tyler Dippel, and the previously mentioned Jennifer Jo Cobb.
Spencer Boyd finishes 14th in final points, having an incredible season compared to his usual.
 

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MBM Motorsports ANNOUNCE 2020 PLANS
MBM Motorsports announced their plans for 2020 on Tuesday afternoon.

CUP:
Joey Gase will pilot the #66 Cup Series entry for every race in 2020.
The part-time #46 entry we saw for a few races in Cup last season will return for 2020, starting at Atlanta, it will compete in at least 18 of the 36 races. Drivers will include Timmy Hill, Chad Finchum, and John Jackson. Tommy Joe Martins may make some starts as well, but that was not confirmed.

XFINITY:
The #13 entry will continue to be driven by various drivers in 2020, Tommy Joe Martins will drive a "majority" of the races.
The #35 entry will shut down as Joey Gase will be driving Cup full-time.
The #42 will be driven by Chad Finchum for every race in 2020.
The #66 will be driven by a few drivers throughout the season, including Timmy Hill, John Jackson, and Stan Mullis.
 

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EARNHARDT TO RACE CUP IN DAYTONA

Jeffery Earnhardt confirmed on Wednesday that he will race the Cup Series race at Daytona. He will team up with Tommy Baldwin Racing to race their #71 entry.

VRX Simulators will return to partner Earnhardt, they sponsored his ride with StarCom Racing at the beginning of the 2018 season.

This announcement comes a few months after Jeffery left the iK9 team, which would have given him the #81 ride for XCI in 2020, that team relinquished the number to Gibbs for their 5th entry with Christopher Bell. It is unknown if XCI will race without Earnhardt at all.
 

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MAJOR CUP SERIES ROSTER CHANGES FOR TOYOTA
Toyota has taken a major change in their cup series roster for 2020, mainly for the Leavine Family Racing team.

Matt DiBenedetto, who scored the team their first ever Top 20 points finish last season, will not be a part of the #95 team next year.

Ryan Preece, who originally left TRD due to not seeing an opportunity there, has rejoined the program, he will take over the #95 Procore Toyota for the next two seasons.

As for DiBenedetto, it is unknown where he will go, some see him just taking over the #47 from Preece, but others think he may stay in the Toyota family in some form. Some even think that XCI may still race in the Cup Series, just with a different number.

JTG Daugherty has not announced a replacement in the #47 just yet. One big rumour is that David Ragan may go there. As is with most rides being left abandoned, some fingers are pointing toward Ross Chastain. But Chastain confirmed when asked about it that he has not been reached out to, as he has his eyes set on the Xfinity Series next year.

We will just have to see how this pans out before Speedweeks.
 

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MAJESKI TO GO TRUCKING IN 2020
Ty Majeski, a Roush Fenway development driver, will go Truck Racing for the first time in 2020. He will take over the #98 Truck for Thorsport, as 2019 Truck Champ, Grant Enfinger, will seek opportunities in Xfinity for 2020.

Carolina Nut Co. will sponsor the team for Daytona and 7 other races throughout 2020. Other sponsorship has gone unannounced other than RideTV sponsoring for 3 races.

The rest of the Thorsport family stays very much the same. Johnny Sauter in the #13, Matt Crafton in the #88, and Ben Rhodes in the #99. Myatt Snider has not been confirmed for anything, but it is assumed he will keep the part-time #27 entry for a few events.
 

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SMITH TO RETURN TO FULL-TIME RACING IN 2020

JTG Daugherty Racing has confirmed that they have found a replacement for Ryan Preece in the #47 Kroger ride for 2020.

Regan Smith will return to full-time racing in 2020, Smith has been around many different teams and has filled in for many drivers when they need a substitute, being declared the "Super Sub" by many people.

Regan is only signed for one season, JTG will look at options for a long-term replacement throughout the 2020 season.
 

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"FRONT ROW JOE" TO MAKE CUP RETURN, BRINGING NEMCO WITH HIM
Huge news came out Saturday afternoon, NEMCO will be attempting a full-time Cup Series schedule in 2020.

Not many driver details are currently out, but Joe Nemechek will attempt to make the Daytona 500 in the #87 entry.
The team will also enter a second car for the Daytona 500, the #97 will be driven by Cody Ware.

Besides Daytona, no other drivers have been confirmed by the team. Although about a month back, Jeb Burton, who currently drives a part-time schedule for JR Motorsports in the #8 in the Xfinity Series, tweeted about how he was "in talks with a NASCAR legend about a part-time Cup deal in 2020." No confirmation, but with the announcement of NEMCO coming back, it seems Jeb Burton may be in the #87 for at least a few races.

The #97 entry will be part-time, mostly superspeedway races, or any race where there isn't enough entries so the #97 will make the race no matter what.
 

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PACKED ENTRY LIST FOR THE DAYTONA 500
NASCAR released the preliminary entry list for the 2020 Daytona 500 this afternoon. And it's big.
47 Cars are currently entered for the Great American Race. Here is the entry list as it stands.

*= Rookie
^= Car is locked in based on 2019 owner points


  1. #00: Cole Custer*
  2. #1: Kurt Busch^
  3. #2: Brad Keselowski^
  4. #3: Austin Dillon^
  5. #4: Kevin Harvick^
  6. #6: Ryan Newman^
  7. #7: Jeffery Earnhardt
  8. #8: Daniel Hemric^
  9. #9: Chase Elliott^
  10. #10: Aric Almirola^
  11. #11: Denny Hamlin^
  12. #12: Ryan Blaney^
  13. #13: Ty Dillon^
  14. #14: Clint Bowyer^
  15. #15: Casey Mears
  16. #17: Ricky Stenhouse Jr.^
  17. #18: Kyle Busch^
  18. #19: Martin Truex Jr.^
  19. #20: Erik Jones^
  20. #21: Paul Menard^
  21. #22: Joey Logano^
  22. #24: William Byron^
  23. #27: Reed Sorenson
  24. #31: Tyler Reddick*
  25. #32: Corey LaJoie
  26. #34: Michael McDowell^
  27. #36: Matt Tifft^
  28. #37: Chris Buescher^
  29. #38: David Ragan^
  30. #41: Daniel Suarez^
  31. #42: Kyle Larson^
  32. #43: Bubba Wallace^
  33. #47: Regan Smith^
  34. #48: Jimmie Johnson^
  35. #51: Spencer Boyd*
  36. #52: BJ McLeod
  37. #53: Josh Bilicki*
  38. #62: Brendan Gaughan
  39. #66: Joey Gase
  40. #77: Garrett Smithley
  41. #81: Christopher Bell*
  42. #87: Joe Nemechek
  43. #88: Alex Bowman^
  44. #95: Ryan Preece^
  45. #96: Parker Kligerman
  46. #97: Cody Ware
  47. #99: Landon Cassill

Note a number change, originally the #7 was going to be a third entry under Premium Motorsports for Ross Chastain. The team sold the rights to the #7 to Tommy Baldwin Racing. Jeffery Earnhardt will now drive the #7 instead of the #71.
 
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Bonus Note for the Cup roster:

David Ragan: When a driver retires of his own accord in the real world, I stay true to that and they retire in my universe. Due to David Ragan's announcement coming after I already had his car completed, so he will retire following 2020 in this universe.
 
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PACKED ENTRY LIST FOR THE DAYTONA 500
NASCAR released the preliminary entry list for the 2020 Daytona 500 this afternoon. And it's big.
47 Cars are currently entered for the Great American Race. Here is the entry list as it stands.

*= Rookie
^= Car is locked in based on 2019 owner points


  1. #00: Cole Custer*
  2. #1: Kurt Busch^
  3. #2: Brad Keselowski^
  4. #3: Austin Dillon^
  5. #4: Kevin Harvick^
  6. #6: Ryan Newman^
  7. #7: Jeffery Earnhardt
  8. #8: Daniel Hemric^
  9. #9: Chase Elliott^
  10. #10: Aric Almirola^
  11. #11: Denny Hamlin^
  12. #12: Ryan Blaney^
  13. #13: Ty Dillon^
  14. #14: Clint Bowyer^
  15. #15: Casey Mears
  16. #17: Ricky Stenhouse Jr.^
  17. #18: Kyle Busch^
  18. #19: Martin Truex Jr.^
  19. #20: Erik Jones^
  20. #21: Paul Menard^
  21. #22: Joey Logano^
  22. #24: William Byron^
  23. #27: Reed Sorenson
  24. #31: Tyler Reddick*
  25. #32: Corey LaJoie
  26. #34: Michael McDowell^
  27. #36: Matt Tifft^
  28. #37: Chris Buescher^
  29. #38: David Ragan^
  30. #41: Daniel Suarez^
  31. #42: Kyle Larson^
  32. #43: Bubba Wallace^
  33. #47: Regan Smith^
  34. #48: Jimmie Johnson^
  35. #51: Spencer Boyd*
  36. #52: BJ McLeod
  37. #53: Josh Bilicki*
  38. #62: Brendan Gaughan
  39. #66: Joey Gase
  40. #77: Garrett Smithley
  41. #81: Christopher Bell*
  42. #87: Joe Nemechek
  43. #88: Alex Bowman^
  44. #95: Ryan Preece^
  45. #96: Parker Kligerman
  46. #97: Cody Ware
  47. #99: Landon Cassill

Note a number change, originally the #7 was going to be a third entry under Premium Motorsports for Ross Chastain. The team sold the rights to the #7 to Tommy Baldwin Racing. Jeffery Earnhardt will now drive the #7 instead of the #71.
My Reaction when Mock Series have stuffed entries for Daytona:

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My Reaction when Mock Series have stuffed entries for Daytona:

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What exactly do you mean by "stuffed"?

If you mean cars just shoved in there for no real reason. I grew up watching Daytona when there was 55-60 cars every year. Teams would add an extra car for what seemed to be no reason(NEMCO #97 back in 2011, Furniture Row had a #87 one year, Kirk Shelmirdine, stuff like that). So that has always kind of just existed in my universe. The whole premise of the "My Universe" series was it started as 11-12 year old me just having fun with my toy diecast cars, then when I got NR and learned I could make my own series and do whatever my imagination comes with I was ecstatic.

A lot of stuff in this is unrealistic, but I don't really care, I have tons of fun doing this.
Also this entry list is down compared to past years. Back in 2016 I think I had 52 cars entered.
 
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I always like full fields if possible. So I try to have atleast 2-3 people going home.
I live in Australia where the biggest motorsport event on the calendar is the Bathurst 1000. The grid has 56 spaces marked.
I remember in 1987 when you had 7 DNQ's which meant that there were 63 teams who showed up.

A lot of stuff in this is unrealistic, but I don't really care, I have tons of fun doing this.
Also this entry list is down compared to past years. Back in 2016 I think I had 52 cars entered.
This post is made of WIN... YEAH!
(I have 72 cars in a Mock Season)
 

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BENJAMIN TO MAKE CUP DEBUT IN 2020
Kyle Benjamin, who is slated to drive the #19 Joe Gibbs Racing Xfinity Series entry in 2020. Will be getting a promotion, at least for 3 races.
It was announced Tuesday that Kyle Benjamin will drive the Gaunt Brothers Racing #96 car for 3 races in 2020.
His races are as follows:
Gander RV 400 @ Dover International Speedway: May 3rd 2020
Consumers Energy 400 @ Michigan International Speedway: August 9th 2020
Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race @ Bristol Motor Speedway: September 19th 2020

It is confirmed that SiriusXM will sponsor the car at Dover. Sponsorship for the other 2 races is in the air at the moment.
 

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