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Fans Have Their Say On Who Will Drive the 42 Car for the Rest of the Season

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Last week, we asked the Daily Downforce readers who could drive the 42 car in place of Noah Gragson on ovals for the rest of the season. Legacy Motor Club has yet to announce that replacement as of yet, but that did not stop the fans from giving their thoughts on who could drive the 42 car in the near future.

Jimmie Johnson

Given the fact that he is now an owner at Legacy Motor Club, Jimmie Johnson would be an obvious candidate for the 42 car. He is not far removed from racing full-time, and he has run in a few Cup Series races this year. It would also be good for marketing as Jimmie Johnson racing again would be a big story.

JustinMaysWriter feels that Jimmie Johnson makes the most sense out of anyone.

Matt Nelson says that if Johnson does it, would he be willing to expand his schedule?

BenKlee says there is no reason for Jimmie Johnson not to do it.

Josh Berry

Josh Berry filled in for the team at Michigan a few weeks ago, so he would be a driver for them to at least look at. However, the problem with Berry is that he is under contract with another Cup Series team starting next year. Does he or SHR want him driving for another Cup Series team at the end of 2023 when he is racing for them in 2024?

Donald Blondell says that this could allow Berrey to get some improvement before going to the 4 car in 2024.

CJK Designs says that Berry is the most likely candidate, even if he does not necessarily want Berry.

tgcwolfie says that Berry is the most likely option as he gets ready to go to Cup full-time.

OwenVans calls Berry the “safest bet”

Carson Hocevar

Some people would love to see Carson Hocevar drive the 42 car. He is a driver who is expected to move up, but it is uncertain exactly where. JRM is an option in the 8 car, but does he have the funding for that? Driving the 42 car could give him some very valuable experience in the Next-Gen car.

PepperjackTTV would like to see Hocevar, but would it be at the expense of his Truck Series Playoff run?

Epharim Vorzman says Hocevar could fill in for at least a few races.

Whichever post he speaks of, I am unsure. Regardless, I could not validate it.

1ntern calls Hocevar “Fun but risky”

Austin Hill

Austin Hill currently drives for Richard Childress in the Xfinity Series. He has had a solid season, and many are linking him to Kaulig Racing for Justin Haley’s old ride. He may be a bit of a dark horse for this ride, but fans are saying his name regardless.

KingCrazyBoo says Austin Hill four times to validate their point.

Kyle Douglas says Austin Hill could be a part of a rotation of drivers.

DRE Racing has someone who can replace Austin Hill’s Talladega ride.

Wild Cards

Some fans have some interesting selections. From an entire list of races followed by whoever could drive them, to different drivers who could race. What are some of the biggest wild cards in this debate?

DH has an entire list of races with drivers they can have racing in each race. Some interesting suggestions in this list.

Sure! Why not?

Darryl Moor wants to bring Mark Martin out of retirement.

Vince wants to bring Carl Edwards back from retirement.

IntensityBroadcasting has a couple of interesting names on this list. Including Matt DiBenedetto and Sheldon Creed.

Another Carl Edwards fan in the comments section.

team_urbain4411410 says that Josh Williams deserves a chance at the Cup Series.

There are plenty of different options for Legacy Motor Club to consider for their Cup Series ride for the rest of the season. Which of these will actually happen?

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