michaeljohn wrote:i remember sr being able to overcome anything, never gave excuses, nice to see harvick fans make excuses for his lack luster career
Well, MJ, your memory may be better than mine because I'll admit to being old, but I can remember a few lean years for Dale Sr. I remember his younger years before he drove for RCR the last time. Granted, he was good. Richard even admitted he couldn't supply good enough cars for him and sent him away until RCR could build better cars. During those years Dale didn't win often because the equipment was not good enough. When Richard was building better cars, Dale came back and we all know the "rest of the story"....
Now think about it -- If you agree at all with what I have written, then you must agree that it is the match up of Dale Sr. with a good company and crew that gave him those "glory years". And also remember that Kevin won twice that first year driving the same equipment as Dale.
I believe the loss of Dale Sr. had such a tremendous impact on all of RCR that they, more or less, gave up. They didn't keep up with the advancements as quickly as they should and, therefore, couldn't provide the support ANY driver needed to consistently win in the following years.
Maybe I'm wrong -- maybe I'm right. Only time will tell how good Kevin is with good equipment and a great team, but I'm thinking he's going to give "ole 6time" a run this year.