"wow, setting the world on fire with a 14th place, almost two years of mediocre driving.."
Give it a rest big mouth, as you apparently didnt watch the race. She WAS running up front and in the top 5, most of the race untill her tire went south and she had to pit early for the tire and got her out of fuel strategy with the leaders. However, then the caution came out and helped her get back with having enough fuel but they changed the tires and a track bar adjustment and did nothing to help the car up for the last 20 laps so--thanks for that-- but not unexpected from her JRM crew, which Cole had the same issues apparently finishing 12th. It does NO good at all to have a good car through MOST of the race finally, but then have the CC make calls on adjustments that dont help when it counts the most--the last 20 laps or so going for the finish line--end of story. Article and Danica comments on the race and how bad her car was for the last laps, although she praised her team for giving her a good car to run up front with most the race, facts are they failed to help the car when it counted the most: http://msn.foxsports.com/nascar/story/d ... 4th-110312
Danica showed she could run up front but she needs a good car to do so just like most all drivers, as with bad cars they arent going to have good finishes--end of story.
The BIG story is how good Steinhouse's crew is as his car was bad the entire race as he kept fallling back, but they got the car right for him when it counted the most, for the last 20 laps or so to make a run for the finish for 4th or most the time he even wins. Yes Ricky is a great driver but without a great CC & crew he wouldnt be that great driver--end of story.
CC & crews can make or break a team/driver and thats proven every week as all cars get bad at some point but the difference is if the CC can make the right call to fix it or NOT, which in Danicas case has been the story all yr as they dont know how to fix it when it counts the most. This new CC may be helping her it looks like, but they are still not making the right calls when it counts, so thats the problem, but it may not be Danica's problem much longer in NNS?
I sound like you guys whinning about TG and that crew for yrs as well I know, and maybe your right about that--- but only time will tell if you are/were right about him? Ryans had wins with TG though, but JRM hasnt had a win for yrs with any driver--says it all dont you think?.
BTW where did Ryan finish the NNs race-- hello--but its oK for you guys to say he had a BAD team--right>