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Mon Jan 14, 2013 5:14 pm
Hey S-1000!Schmoopy1000 wrote:rumor is they are putting more mechanical grip into the car, which one would think be an advantage for Ryan.
As a side note I am glad they restricted from having the cars do the crab walk down the straightaways, so drivers had an easier time in the corners.
Mon Jan 14, 2013 5:54 pm
Danica seems happy so far with Gibson? But, my question is. After seeing the "not so good" results from Tony Gibson with Ryan...how can Danica feel confident with a re-tread crew chief like Gibson? Just saying......
Mon Jan 14, 2013 11:58 pm
Tue Jan 15, 2013 4:48 am
Tue Jan 15, 2013 9:51 am
This is true Annalee!Annalee wrote:On the news here tonight......none of the test cars at Daytona had to go through inspection, so who know who was legal or who was not and what areas they were "enhancing"!!!!!! We'll see.....
Tue Jan 15, 2013 9:59 am
Hey MJ!michaeljohn wrote:if ya keep comparing the 39 to the 48, your gonna be miserable, and this juggernaut you talk about, i dont see it, he has only 6 wins in the last two years, hasnt won a championship in 2 years, figure out why tony won a championship and not ryan, sometimes it goes to the skill and mentality of the driver, brad 3rd year in cup and won it all for penske, ryan had the tools n CC at penske and after that one good year, its been so so ever since. facts are fact.
Tue Jan 15, 2013 1:10 pm
michaeljohn wrote:if ya keep comparing the 39 to the 48, your gonna be miserable, and this juggernaut you talk about, i dont see it, he has only 6 wins in the last two years, hasnt won a championship in 2 years, figure out why tony won a championship and not ryan, sometimes it goes to the skill and mentality of the driver, brad 3rd year in cup and won it all for penske, ryan had the tools n CC at penske and after that one good year, its been so so ever since. facts are fact.
Tue Jan 15, 2013 1:50 pm
I would have to agree with you Schmoopy!Schmoopy1000 wrote:well as long as your using facts, Penske turned to junk while Ryan was there & it wasn't just Ryans team, it was Penske as a whole.
I wouldn't compare JJ's situation & Ryans situation through their career & claim the difference was skill & mentality. That's like comparing racing a corvette vs. a 1st year model T ford & saying its the driver is why the corvette won LOL.
Stats to us are like facts to lawyers.
We can make them say whatever we want.
If the stories were so black & white there would be no need for a message board.
Fri Jan 18, 2013 12:14 pm
Mon Jan 21, 2013 8:39 am
I guess the bottom line in Nascar's eyes is to make Nascar as fair and balanced as possible. To sort of take away any mechanical/electrical/aero advantages that ALL race teams will search for. We all want to think each and every Nascar race is raced with 100% honesty and every team is playing by the rules but are they? The fans have no idea.8Ballin wrote:I hesitate to think at this point the new car will make a big difference in who runs well and doesn't. After things went sour in 2006 I thought the same type of thing, that the COT could have been a welcome change for Ryan (even though I hated the car)...but Penske continued to struggle big with it.
More mechanical grip could definately help and the rules taking away all the rear-end housing stuff teams were doing, I'm not sure that ever suited Ryan, so this is good. Though a smaller rear spoiler could hurt, that was one of the things they did around 2004-2005 that seemed to mess Penske and Ryan up.
I still think teams like RCR and Ganassi will struggle, Gibbs and HMS will be strong - I just want to see Ryan run competitive with the other top Chevys (and run better than Harvick even though I like him too), and hopefully this year the Fords continue to be quiet especially Penske. Really got tired of hearing how BK was the greatest driver in history after last season.