Schmoopy1000 wrote:Every year (as Tony pointed out) they have to piece together Ryan's Sponsorships.
Makes me wonder if the money is a reason they don't make changes as long as he isn't out to lunch in productivity. (he is always in the top 15)
Don't know what kind of money top CC's make, but maybe with Ryan not crying about TG (like I constantly do) SHR is fine with not having to spend more money out of pocket on the 39 team bringing in another CC. (Haas sponsors Ryan's car every year to make up lack of sponsors)
Don't know if any of this has any credibility, but just some thoughts on why they don't change what seems, would have to be an obvious issue.
just more food for thought during super silly season.
Good stuff Schmoopy.
You wish there was a real time direct line to S/H Racing to answer all our burning questions. Being a sport and a business, information is often very scarce.
Team #48 has been so good for so long. It's only a matter of time that some kind of secret scandal will surface that "someone" put microphones in their shop to get information to better "their" race team?
I feel the sponsorship problems is a concern with all Nascar race teams. Money is tight so it's a matter of advertising "bang for the buck!" When Newman was a promising rookie, Alltel fell in love with him. They got decent sponsorship "face time" especially in 2002-2004 and fell off from there. The love affair courtship falls off quickly if the team isn't winning. If you can find a sponsorship that is a big fan of the driver(like Dale Junior)you don't need a lot of wins. His fan base will buy his sponsorship products. We like Ryan a lot but he doesn't have the star power/fan base like Stewart/Junior/Johnson/Gordon so he needs a lot of wins!
Sad but so true..........
Nascar is simply a business. You have to look at everything in the sense are they costing me money in some way? No one in Nascar wants to loose money. As much as we may love our favorite driver. If he/she isn't producing...your gone! So, if you have a slacking race team "THEY" can cost you your driver career. If the race team owner/owners are convinced the race team is doing there very best then the owners must be satisfied of that teams end results. NICE GUYS ALWAYS FINISH LAST.....
2002 "Rookie Of The Year!".....Winner Of "The Allstar Race" 2002!....Awarded "Driver Of The Year" 2003!......Winner Of The "Daytona 500" 2008!