NASCAR silly season has begun to heat up, with multiple confirmations having been made for the 2022 Cup Series season. Here are five more we’d like to see.
Hendrick Motorsports have re-signed Alex Bowman, and Joe Gibbs Racing have re-signed Denny Hamlin and Martin Truex Jr.
Additionally, Kaulig Racing are set to enter the Cup Series with two full-time chartered entries next year, one for Justin Haley, after purchasing two charters from Spire Motorsports, and Trackhouse Racing Team will acquire Chip Ganassi Racing and run two full-time chartered entries next year, one for Daniel Suarez, as well.
At Team Penske, Austin Cindric is set to replace Brad Keselowski, and at the Team Penske-affiliated Wood Brothers Racing, Harrison Burton is set to replace Matt DiBenedetto.
But silly season appears to be just getting started. Here are five moves we’d like to see confirmed in the near future.
Moves we want to see: No. 1 – Brad Keselowski to Roush Fenway Racing
Sure, Brad Keselowski to Roush Fenway Racing (Roush-Fenway-Keselowski Racing from 2022) for next year is effectively already a done deal, but it has yet to be confirmed by Keselowski or the team.
We already know for a fact that he won’t be back at Team Penske next year, so we’d like to see this move officially confirmed by the driver and team, first of all. Just get that out of the way so we can stop pretending that it still might not happen.
Fortunately, this appears set to happen tomorrow.
But beyond that, it will be interesting to see what Keselowski can do in a new setting and how he will manage his first season as a Cup Series team owner in 2022 while also driving for a team that have been seeking a jolt in terms of competitiveness for several years.