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Junior is a good driver.....so is Mark. They both needed new crew chiefs....bottom line.
In case anyone hasn't notcied, they're doing this all for Junior. Everyone else is up to par fr the most part. Granted, Martin gets jilted, they should've brought Pops Eury to work with Junior and leave everyone else intact.This is absolute garbage, just another way of screwing Mark Martin. Hopefully in 2012 he'll race at at a team that doesn't treat him like a second-rate driver.
Apparently you can.You can't break up the 24/48 shop.
I agree. I always think HMS=24, 48 & 5....oh then that 88 car.Rick makes another move, just to have Jr (who I still don't even really see as a part of HMS, other than that he just happens to drive the 88) possibly improve again. Though, it will be the final year of his contract, and if the Knaus influence in a 48/88 shop can't get him running better...it will be buh bye Dale, thanks for trying.
We had hope for wins before. I, honestly, liked Letarte. He worked well with Jeff. Were they as successful as I would have liked? No....but they've been able to put themselves in a position to win, often enough.At least 24 fans can actually hope for a win again.
I think Jeff and Jimmie would get along the most, both of them put everything they have into their racing and have amazing work ethic.The other thing that irks me is I don't know how well the Jr. and Jimmie can get along. Jimmie and Chad are preparation savvy...and Jimmie puts 200% into everything from physical fitness to race prep. Jr...just seems too mellow and nonchalant about everything nowadays.
Jeff and Mark will work together rather nicely...in my opinion. Two veterans, classy and respected...both trying to get back to their glory years (though for Mark, he revisited that in '09)
Yeah, and that's sad, even as a sort-of, kind-of Junior fan. I can only hope that he rebounds in 2011, but I'm not getting my hopes up, especially since he's gonna be paired with Steve Retarde.^This, we also knew (though, he does not suck...he is just in a massive slump, and seems to have lost his competitive drive which fueled him during his early years....it just seems that he just doesn't care anymore...)
Whoops, I meant Mark. :lol:^They already do. We know that. We've always known that. They are great friends off the track...and have worked brilliantly together since '02...The teacher/pupil dynamic which has turned into the pupil surpassing the teacher.
Which led me to my previous query....why swap shops?