2. What is NASCAR going to do about start a parkers? Yes TBR is a great example of what can happen if a team starts and parks, gets with the right driver and then is able to actually race. But there are still people out there who just do this to make money. They are not racers, they are just businessmen.
3. How does Kurt Busch do in the 51. In Kurt Busch's head he hasn't fallen too far from grace since he is Kurt Busch. As much as I and man y others dislike him and make fun of him, he is still a great driver with a title and at least one win since 2002 (Only Tony Stewart has a longer winning streak). But he is with a team that finished 30th in owners points last year with their best finish being 12th. Yes James will get the HMS engines and chassis, but this relationship is completely different from what SHR's is with HMS. They won't be sharing too much info back and forth, and the most they will do is rebuild their wrecked racecars. This team also only has like 18 employees going against teams with 200 plus. I could see Kurt as high as 18th in points or as low as outside the top 25 in points. He is looking forward to 2013 anyhow (my guess he will be the third driver at EGR).
4. Can EGR actually be good? Jamie had such a lousy season. 21 finishes of 20th or worse. Those are unacceptable numbers. 27th in points with two top fives and four top tens marks his worst season in cup. Montoya's season as almost as bad same # of top fives, four more top tens, but 21st was in his final points result. This team made some quite yet huge changes in the off season, firing a ton of key people. Jamie has a new car chief, new engineer, and Montoya has a new crew chief. Have they made enough gain to make the chase?
5.Will Allmendinger be good in the 22? Aj is a winner in my book. The 24 hours of Daytona proved that. But in NASCAR not so much. Will he be able to live up to his potential or will he be one and done with Penske like David Stremme?
NW: 7, 31, 3, 11, 60, 88, 12
Trucks: 9, 88, 3, 7, 17, 31
IRL: 10, 11, 12, 26, 3, 38, 27
RIP Dan Wheldon
"Fight for Four"- Annalee
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