well that was Jimmie's first win since the July Daytona race, not even sure that one counts much anyway, Jimmie just blocked the whole race since no one could pass...anyway, it is clear that the 48/88 shop had something dominant, I don't know what it is either but I've come to accept that Jimmie really is a dam good driver who has more confidence than anyone in his car, with over a decade of not having to worry about a bad car and just going out and being able to run harder than anyone, puts him at a different level. You rarely ever see this guy "chopping" the wheel or anything, car is always handling perfect.
But, it is obvious that over this long a period, for this same car to be good all the time, this team has stuff they can pull out that others just don't, and for 48 fans to think otherwise is just ignorant. No one will ever convince me that his car is equal to the other Hendrick cars. On this week, Chad was nice and allowed LeTarte the same info and stuff they had, since Dale Jr. is out of the championship picture. But, I'm probably long past calling them cheaters.
If anything, I think Gibbs/Toyota is doing stuff this year shadier than anyone else, a lot of people out there believe the same, MWR hasn't been getting the same horsepower from Toyota - and Toyota constantly trying to work deals with the Frances and threatening to pull out of the sport, the huge penalty against them earlier in the year was for show by Nascar to make it look like they were watching them close, but something is definately going on there with the engines.