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Wow! Didnt see this happening

Joe Gibbs Racing is making a crew chief change for #11-Denny Hamlin. Crew chief Mike Ford told The Associated Press the team informed him Tuesday he won't be back with Hamlin next season. The move was presumably made so JGR can pursue championship-winning crew chief Darian Grubb [formerly of #14-Tony Stewart].(Associated Press), no word on Mike Ford's plans.(12-6-2011)

Maybe Tony can go get Mike Ford for Ryan Newman! (I can wish, cant I?)
Hey Ford has sorta worked with Ryan during the plate races when him & Denny were hooked up :)

I'll tell you this. JGR isnt afraid to make changes to high end Crew chiefs. 1st swapped out Addington for Rogers. Addington had won more races than anyone not named Knaus at the time, & now switching out Ford. Crazy to think how highly successful CC's are being replaced & Gibson still maintains his job!
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Post Tue Dec 06, 2011 7:05 pm

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Guess it's the year of the crew chief swap (something like a chineese new year).
Daytona hasn't rolled around yet & I'm sure there's more news out there yet to be told. Seems like it's the most switchingest year ever.
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Post Tue Dec 06, 2011 8:03 pm

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ahhh Beat me to it i think Ford would be good for Ryan.
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I guess this does not surprise me very much. Not sure if Darian will go to JGR.
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Post Tue Dec 06, 2011 8:12 pm

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Darian was touring JGR today
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haha told ya.....mentioned that in another blog the other day.....guess the rumors was true....



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Post Tue Dec 06, 2011 9:09 pm

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Interesting for sure.... Silly season is far from over!
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classic_chevy wrote:Darian was touring JGR today


I guess it is happening since he met with Coach out in Vegas and now toured the facility today.
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Post Tue Dec 06, 2011 10:25 pm

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now watch. they will bring in Ford for Danica & I will really flip out!!!! :roll:
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lets be real, if ryan was going to get a new CC he would have gotten one by now, you cant sit around all winter and expect to have a good CC and jell....
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Post Tue Dec 06, 2011 11:22 pm

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michaeljohn wrote:lets be real, if ryan was going to get a new CC he would have gotten one by now, you cant sit around all winter and expect to have a good CC and jell....

I dont want to be honest. I want to be wishful!
Otherwise I plan on hating Tony Stewart next year. Yeah thats right I said the H word!!!
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Isnt it going to be tough to get a CC and crew for Danica being only PT?

A friend said he heard that Tony was looking for a skeleton crew as he would have to pay them for the full yr anyway to get them? Makes me think running a PT schedule is a tough thing for any Team or crew?
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racer1 wrote:Isnt it going to be tough to get a CC and crew for Danica being only PT?

A friend said he heard that Tony was looking for a skeleton crew as he would have to pay them for the full yr anyway to get them? Makes me think running a PT schedule is a tough thing for any Team or crew?

They will just pull guys from a NW crew. They do double duty on some weekends for the cars that don't run fulltime in both series.
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I would be happy to see Darian end up with a great job like that, Now if Denny has an awesome year next year I won't be so happy
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Post Thu Dec 08, 2011 9:05 am

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I had said after Denny's 2010 season that he would get a new CC...he has lost that lovin' feeling with Mike Ford.

Let's not forget SHR has a 3rd pit crew they can pull from when necessary.

Schmoop, I feel your pain regarding Ryan's obvious need for a change...but really??? The H word?? And during this time of year? You'll get coal in your stocking for sure
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