It is clear that Roush got cheap. Kenseth is paid alot of money to drive the 17 car. That happens when your a former series champion who is always a contender. With the sponsorship woes and the fact that they probably paid Carl Edwards extra to stay, Roush didn't want to pay Kenseth so much. And Kenseth probably wasn't looking for a pay cut. And why should he? He is worth every penny he is worth. Wrecky is cheaper than Kenseth since he a rookie. So it made sense for Roush to show Kenseth the door and let Wrecky move up. To be fair Wrecky has stepped up his game. Though I don't think he is as good as he is made out to be and won't perform to the level as Matt did when he comes to cup.
To me this is a huge mistake. Matt created a team and made them contenders. The 17 is Matt Kenseth. Kenseth is one of the top five drivers out there. Out of all drivers in Cup he gets the most out of his equipment IMO. Roush should have done everything to keep him. I already wasn't a fan of Roush. This just made me lose even more respect for him.
Cup: 14, 1, 29, 88, 99, 11, 17, 39, 15, 5, 2, 16
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
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