First off what kind of team is the 39 at this point? If 12th is a bad day, then they are in great shape. But if 12th is the best that they can do and it's a struggle to run in the top 15m, then they are in trouble. I am obviously a Tony fan, but I've been watching Ryan before he's even turned a lap in NASCAR, and have liked him since. It's clear that changes must be made and part of the ball is in Ryan's court. If a crew chief change is needed, then I believe he needs to go ask for it like Kenseth did after the Daytona 500 in 2010. And the pit crew clearly needs improvement. The reason a change hasn't been made is because they do just good enough. Getting that 1 win and making the chase. But I know Ryan isn't just happy with being 9th or 10th in points, he made that clear in articles at the end of 2011.
Cup: 14, 1, 29, 88, 99, 11, 17, 39, 15, 5, 2, 16
NW: 7, 31, 3, 11, 60, 88, 12
Trucks: 9, 88, 3, 7, 17, 31
IRL: 10, 11, 12, 26, 3, 38, 27
RIP Dan Wheldon
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