You are most certainly entitled to your own personal opinion on here whether it's based on fact or fiction! All you fact checkers can have at it.
To read that Kevin will some how improve S/H....how's that? Kevin has never won a Championship and hasn't run all that well with RC for many years. Yes it's true he was given the Nascar "seal of approval" by the late Dale Senior. He was his team mate for crying out loud. Of course he would say that! And if you feel Kevin is a better driver. You will have a very hard time convincing me of that! Newman leaving has nothing to do with who is the better driver so that theory is null and void. Newman was caught up in a business decision. I have no problem with Newman leaving.
Nascar loves and encourages these little feuds amongst drivers. Some times I think they are staged but I could be wrong.
Kevin is driving for Tony and Gene. They will give Kevin the very same support as Ryan had folks. They aren't going to shuffle in a top notch crew all of a sudden! So, in knowing that. He will not be any better/worse than Ryan Newman. I know, I will have to wait and see how that statement unfolds next year!