Stewart-Haas Racing = Hendrick North
yates racing= roush east. same engines, same chassis,same engineering, former roush crew chief... still can't get the job done. this also comes very much down to the guy holding the wheel and pushing the pedal to the right.
obviously tony & ryan can get up on the wheel and drive a smart race and it shows.
it takes a total package to be successful at this level of the game.
RGF- there is so much that goes on behind closed doors that play into these things none of us know about.
from personality conflicts, egos- (driver, crew chief, engineers), power struggles and so on.
why would jack share his info with RG? there is bad blood there. sure he was using a engine out of his shop that year, but that was a ford deal, not his. that was never a A tier program to start with. RGM didn't have a roush chassis or body so what would it to do for him?
roush is sharing info with yates, he's got a vested interest in that deal for reasons easy enough to see. labonte is an ok driver, but really hasn't done anything in years. now paul,that is just another story..
look at the 26 car. all the same parts as the rest. still can't do it, 88 same way over at hms.
anyone catch nascars driver ratings for this week?
RGF, the only roush sat team i can think of in the past is woods bros. they haven't been competive in years for numerous reason anyhow so it's hard to count that.
HMS has supported a few that never did much- MB2, Diamond Ridge.
one thing with haas is that hms gets cnc machines from them as well as money from selling services. rick & gene have a long relationship. yet since they stated haas racing they never really hit a lick until this year and had support. now hms brings in some staff , some real drivers holding the wheels...
it is what it is...
qualifying coming up..
No disrespect intended NT, always valued your input.
none taken RGF, it's all good.
some guys where on the gas qualifying tonight and got it in the show. some will race just as fast to the back...
some will just ride around in the back as usual... hmm who could that be?