We have three races to go to decide the 2011 Sprint Cup Champion, and Smoke is now sitting in 2nd place a mere 8 points out of first. Tony has a great shot at winning this title, and I guess that would be pretty awesome for most of the people here. I for one though will be pretty #### off if he does win it. Tony had a #### poor season all the way up to the Chase (while Ryan was having a pretty good year compared to previous seasons) Tony barely made the Chase by the skin of his butt, while Ryan was well in the top 10.
The Chase starts and Tony comes alive, while the 39 just falls off. Tony wins three races and Ryan has to struggle to get a top 20. What happened there? Did the boss man decide he can't have his employee outrunning him, so he took all Ryan's stuff? How else can we explain the complete flip flop of the teams performances? They said last week at Martinsville that Tony was using Ryan's set up, was that because he was using Ryan's car? I am just so annoyed by SHR right now. A good Sponser comes along like Mobil 1 (a company that has sponsered Ryan thoughout his whole career) and Tony snatches them up although he has already got plenty of sponsorship. Tony gets the good CC and the good crew while Ryan is stuck w/ Tubby Gibson and a crew that is as inconsistant as the weather.
Now Tony is looking to bring two more drivers into the fold. Danika and whomever else he can get (It's not looking like Martin wants any parts of it) to share driving duties w/ her. Who in their right mind would look at The way this season has unfolded for SHR and say to themselves "Ya know I think Ryan is getting screwed by Smoke, I think I'd like to get it up the butt from him too." I think Tony is gonna have a very hard time finding a driver who is gonna be willing to play 2nd, 3rd or 4th fiddle to Tony. When I first heard of Ryan signing w/ SHR back in late 2008 I thought it was gonna be an awesome pairing, now seeing the way the Penske cars are running, and the way he has been treated by Tony I think it may have been a mistake.
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