No one is comparing Danica to Kevin what I am saying is look at the "team" performance. Kevin's CC/engineers have something figured out that Tony, Kurt and Danica's CC/engineers don't. SHR needs a good Six Sigma program to get all the drivers running.
You seem to be very certain that you know everything about what is happening in racing. Things that apply in back in the day don't today. The rules are very tight and things that allowed a driver/team make up for a weakness in one area by being strong in another aren't possible with the current rules package. The teams can't "cut and try" they have to know what works from solid engineering. Given a good car all the CUP drivers could run up front. The problems at SHR are engineering/setup problems not drivers.
Look, if it were all driver Jimmy Johnson would win every week, he doesn't. Go back and look at some of the senior drivers that dominated Cup and you will see it was a driver/CC team that worked. When that team was broken up the driver no longer dominated. Look at Jeff Gordon, Dale Jr. they are still great drivers but the "special team" is not there (Dale is getting close this year).
You obviously won't look at facts or data and are not man enough to see a woman run strong in CUP.
so being honest about a drivers skills, means I am a woman hater?
I grant you the #10 team is not a championship caliber team, but they are not a back filler caliber team either. I have been paying attention to drivers practically my whole life. I am well aware of it taking a good team & a good driver to make success with a little thing called Chemistry. I have seen many good drivers on crappy teams & give them drivers credit. If you put Danica with the 4 team & all the advantages you claim they have. She still wouldn't win. This is the hard cold reality. Would I like for her or any woman to kick A$S in racing? HeII yeah I would like for that to happen, but I wont make excuses if their talent level isn't there to do so. All information at SHR is available to all teams at SHR. All types of parts is available to SHR. As far as the CC. I agree he is weak, but all the teams meet all through the week to help all the teams. 3 crew chiefs don't sit over in a corner laughing at TG for not knowing something. They all give input to try & help all four teams. Only time Danica is screwed by having TG as her CC is during the race, when they are on their own. Anytime before that she or any of the 10 team can go talk to anyone from the other teams. Its not a conspiracy against Danica because she is a girl.
Listen to her radio sometime. She still asks questions like if she has never sat in a stock car sometimes. Funny how you want to call me out on the understanding of team. I am one of the ones that has always said it drives me nuts when people use stats only to measure who is better than who in racing (or any sport for that matter)
I think it is becoming a lost art form of studying drivers ability vs. drivers success. (two different things)
BTW for your information.
The rules packages are to make competition closer. So I am with you on opening up some of those rules & let them race. Problem is that would make Danica look even worse. What will happen is you will see more driver input in the cars drivability. Those drivers that can wheel a race car would be even faster & the spread from the top to the mediocre would be a much larger margin. They would be capable of driving more aggressive suspension packages to be faster where as the weaker drivers would wreck with. There is a reason nascar dumb down the cars as I say. So those that aren't a top 15 driver don't get lapped so fast!
I honestly hope the best for Danica. I just don't make up $h!t when she doesn't produce. I also wish she could get rid of her CC, so she could sink or swim with that being her last excuse.
So I am more than aware of all the things that worked back in the day vs. nowadays, but you know what teams still need the same from back then & now? A talented driver. SHR equipment is all the same for all four teams. The information is all the same for all four teams.
If you want to blame Chemistry. Go ahead, but if you believe Danica, she says the chemistry between her & TG is great.
you can blame the CC on race day but not before (I would)
you can blame the driver
but you cant blame Weight of a driver, you cant blame the equipment or the engineering unless you were blaming it for all four teams.
So lets look at the drivers
Kevin Harvick is simply being a badA$S right now. Even his bad finishes he was freaky fast.
Kurt Busch shows signs of fast but is inconsistent, but if again someone wants to be honest knows that is Kurts driving style through out his whole career. (I know Kurt fans wont want to agree)
Tony Stewart is working his way back into racing shape, but has never typically been a strong starter with new rules.
Danica is driving right where she has been her whole cup career. towards the back taking care of her equipment.
I see SHR right where I would expect them to be, except Harvick started off much better than I expected & didn't expect Kurt to win so fast (thanks to the 15 team)
but I guess we can just blame it on me woman hating with that pesky realistic view on drivers.