1st off Tony is an owner of SHR, Ryan is not. They make changes to his championship team while leaving Ryans mediocre team the same. Dont even dream that Tony & Haas dont see that the 39 team is in mediocry. That all falls on ownership no matter what a driver says or thinks. They have meetings every single week, so quit with the ownership doesnt know the team sucks without Ryan saying so. Also I think it takes more of a man not to talk trash to thwe media & keep behind closed doors.
Bringing up Danica is simply funny. We all know she is a whiner when things arent perfect. LOL
You call it fire, so be it. She was whining last weekend & when she finally did what the CC wanted her to, the car did exactly what he said it would.
Anyone thinkng Ryan doesnt drive hard or doesnt have any fire doesnt pay attention. He is driving harder than most of those guys out there, because he is driving his heart out with a crap handling car most weekends.
I would rather Ryan act the way he is, than become a whiner. When a team is mediocre it is ownerships job to change something (I was hoping they would change drivers personally)
No matter if you want to say it is the crew, the CC or the driver, it still falls on ownership to make a change.
you needs to watching last season again.. Tony had more troubles with Grubb before Chase.. He had also mediocre team but he goes out and won championship.. That is difference between champion and good driver.. I agree Gibson is problem, but I dont think it is 100% Gibson's fault.. Ryan needs more aggresive and find chemistry with his crew chiefs (Gibson is his 4th crew chief, but he had chemistry only with Borland)..
Last year, SHR had some problems:
1st - Bobby Hutchens was fired - SHR was finding new competition director..
2nd - Darian was problem whole season - SHR knows it - SHR was finding new crew chief..
3rd - Danica was comming and Smoke wanted Mark Martin - SHR was finding other new crew chief and whole new team..
4th - Issues with sponsorship - They needs sponsor for Ryan and for Mark (They find for Ryan, dont find for Mark)..
5th - Ryan and Gibson lost their chemistry in Chase - That means also finding 3rd new crew chief..
They had bigger problems than Gibson and Grubb.. But they knew about problems with Darian before Chase.. If they knew about problems with Gibson before Chase, maybe they find someone for Ryan..
This year - they have issues with sponsorship (again).. They knows about problems with Gibson.. I hope they is finding two new crew chiefs (for Ryan and for Danica)..
Team also needs new crew chief for Chase because they are struggling on 1.5 ovals.. Zippy and Steve are same JGR school, they needs somebody with new ideas.. I dont think they find new crew chief for Ryan before Chase, but Matt Borland will be good crew chief for Ryan (for this year Chase)..