Tue Sep 04, 2012 1:32 pm
Rochelle wrote:Ugh, even more "wonderful" news. Ok, Tony wasn't happy with DG and now he's gone. For the life of me, I can't understand how TG is still there. How do you give Darian the boot and keep the other? It just doesn't make any sense to me so I need to stop trying.
Tue Sep 04, 2012 1:52 pm
midwesternsmoke wrote:They keep Tuba Gibson because Ryan likes him.......
Tue Sep 04, 2012 2:49 pm
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Wed Sep 05, 2012 3:13 pm
Smokeshow14 wrote:Just my opinion on why TG is probably going to remain on the team.
All teams are different. Some teams are willing to change chiefs on a whim. Some teams will listen to what their driver wants. MW said it Ryan likes Gibson. I believe Gibson is a good guy and they are friends so that figures in. So Ryan wants to make it work with Gibson. Kind of like how Jr wanted to make it work with Eury Jr (and for a while they had the second longest driver/ crew chief relationship).
Also this is the first year that they are outside of the top 15 in points so late in the year. If your at least in the top 15 in points your having a pretty good year. Not a great year mind you. But pretty good. And it isn't like Ryan was finishing in the top five every year at Penske and started finishing bottom top ten in points to 15th all of a sudden. 2009, 2010 and 2011 were actually improvements over his last years at Penske win wise and point finishes wise. You have to kind of resign to the fact that Ryan may be a good driver. But he isn't a top driver. He came close to that his first few season in Cup, but after that he has kind of ran the same way. He gets one win a season and contends for the chase. Which is good. So with that since Gibson isn't having Ryan finish in the bottom top 20 or outside the top 20 in points, his job isn't in too much jeopardy. Now if Ryan stays 17th in points I there is a chance for a change.
Just my two cents.
Wed Sep 05, 2012 4:07 pm
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Thu Sep 06, 2012 8:59 am
jamo14 wrote:it's official, the 1 year extension has been reported...saw it on espn.com/nascar
Thu Sep 06, 2012 10:51 am