A,)DRIVER: B......I still believe Ryan Newman is as good as any Nascar driver in its history! BUT, I have seen a few races that Ryan made some poor decisions. He's only human.........
B.)CREW CHIEF:B.........Matt Borland is as good as it gets folks! But, he's been at a sort of disadvantage due to so many years "out of the racing loop" in his current position. PLUS, he's dealing with a brand new car design and race team!
C.)PIT CREW: C+......They have been good,bad and very ugly at times. They need to step it up from here on out!
D.)TEAM OWNERS:A-.......We all know Tony's a proven Champion driver and is a great partial owner. I know very little about the silent partner Gene Haas other than he's very wealthy. Does he know anything about racing?
E.)ENGINE,CHASSIS,SUSPENSION SHOP PEOPLE:C.........This is a tough category to judge. All S/H chassis and engines are built by Hendrick Motorsports. BUT, once these are received by S/H. It's up to them in tweaking either the chassis or engines! Being simply a spectator. Newman looks under-powered at times and I'm not talking corners here. I 'm talking even on the straight-aways folks! Corners entering,center and off is all about car balance and is the responsibility of the chassis,suspension folks! The engine tuner can set up an engine for gas mil-ledge or what I call.......max it out!
In my opinion. Ryans engine tuner is one of there problems.(many will argue this) I say, max out ALL of Ryans engines and let the driver do the rest period!
I'm just giving you "training wheels" with this post my friends! Your comments as always are very welcomed! Just don't rip the author...it's only one mans opinion not necessarily facts!