eve wrote:Rochelle - As far as the "gate" I didn't say it first, the talking heads did. As far as Cheating Chad - anyone who has watched Nascar for any time knows that things are not exactly above board at HMS and the #48 team. They've been caught and it's swept under the garage floor concrete because mister 5 time feels the rules don't apply to him - restart rules for example.
I can't believe I'm about to defend Chad...
They get caught, they appeal, they get punished anyways, just like all other teams.
What do restarts have to do with Chad cheating? That's all on Jimmy. And I do remember him being punished for restarting early, he got a black flag at Dover that cost him the win and many besides that.
Chad pushes the envelope, into the grey area and sometimes beyond. Innovate or become irrelevant, that's the name of the game. Remember crab walking? Someone had an idea to make the car better, so they made a change. Soon everyone was doing it, until NASCAR outlawed it. All that meant is that teams had to find a new way to get an advantage. Chad is just faster to innovate.