Good observation Weachter78! All those Haas Automation paint schemes had me worried!
Well, they have had a reasonable amount of success and have done a real solid job of adding new sponsors. Outback, Aspen Dental & Quicken Loans are all new this year and this year has been the best year by far as far as Ryan's car being close to fully sponsored.
That being said, I would have gotten rid of TG after last year. If the standard and ultimate goal is to win a championship, TG is not the guy to lead the 39 team. Being as technical of a crew chief that Darian is along with Ryan's engineering background I would have thought they might have worked together fairly well. Sliding Darian over to the 39 would have been the way I would have went. Just to knowledgeable to let him leave the organization entirely in my opinion.
I remember from 2002-2008 when Ryan only had one primary sponsor good old Alltel! I still have my jacket from 2002 with the big old Alltel across the front on it.
As far as my sponsor comment. I was kind of talking about next year with Ryan possibly loosing U.S.Army and maybe others? Hope everyone stays on board for next year but time will tell.
TEAM #48 IS THE BEST! ALL OTHER TEAMS ARE STRIVING TO BE AS GOOD!