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  • Mr. Ed™ Mr. Ed™ Mar 16, 2008 11:07 AM Flag

    DaGoat...Read this please

    Hey, I went with Schrader in my money league. All I need is a top 20 out of him. I guess I was looking at practice times when I thought he stated 16. Thanks for answering my question. I know it's Bristol and anything can happen.Oh, I want a prediction, on what lap does Reutimann knock the wall down, He looked pretty good yesterday. I just don't think he'll see checkers. Thanks for your input.

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    • Rousch said:

      "A successful team is more than just a good driver, though obviously you need a good driver. The communication between the Knaus and Johnson has made that a premier team, just like Evernham and Gordon. If you listen to Johnson on the radio, he tells Knaus what the car is doing and trusts him to make it better. While other drivers will say give me a wedge, air or whatever adjustment that they want. This is ok if the driver is also a mechanic, but many of them now are not. This is a change of the old days when people like Dale Sr and Mark Martin where mechanics first and drivers second. Technology has also made it more complicated as well."


      I think this is the biggest factor with Eury and Jr, Jr was brought up listening to his father telling CC how to fix the car, and he does the same...the 48 team has proved how important a good CC is.....Being along time Chevy fan in nascar, it was great to hear JJ say that he or Chad would be where they are today without ol Jeff Gordon, He knows the value of a good CC

    • I have learned alot from the way you analyze things Roushkadamus, and I thank you for slowing me down from time to time.. Remember Junior Johnson's theory with DW? "To go faster, sometimes you need to slow down a little son.."

      I think (There I go thinking again huh Cliff?!? LMAO!!) A.J. Allmendinger, Michael McDowell and Scott Speed are all victims of happenstance. The Red Bull Racing team in ARCA is a very dominant team, NASCAR's version and MWR are not quite there yet in the Cup series. I feel Joey Lagano may be headed to the same fate, of course J.D. Gibbs will be a little more patient along with building better cars for him, so he may be alright as long as he doesn't fall into the trap of believing his own hype as stated in a earlier post by Colbrees.

      Look at the huge leap in actual racing ability, not driving ability, A.J. has made from Red Bull Racing to Gillette/Evernham he's the same driver.. He simply had better equipment with the #10 team. I would also like to add that a comfortable driver is a better driver, I think A.J. has more faith in the #10 car and it's crew than he ever had with the RBR #84.

    • Boy I know what you mean there man, I can't tell you the times that I had drivers available and would over analyize races. The second half of the season I looked at the stats of the last 5 years and looked at who was hot lately and did much better.

      As for Michael McDowell, I don't think that he was in a very good situation. I doubt that David Ragan would have been as successful had he not been in Roush cars and have a great crew chief like Jimmy Fennig bringing him along. Even when they put Skinner in the car, it didn't get better, so I'm not convinced it was all the driver.

      A successful team is more than just a good driver, though obviously you need a good driver. The communication between the Knaus and Johnson has made that a premier team, just like Evernham and Gordon. If you listen to Johnson on the radio, he tells Knaus what the car is doing and trusts him to make it better. While other drivers will say give me a wedge, air or whatever adjustment that they want. This is ok if the driver is also a mechanic, but many of them now are not. This is a change of the old days when people like Dale Sr and Mark Martin where mechanics first and drivers second. Technology has also made it more complicated as well.

    • [quote]I believe I over-thought things most of the time, looking back my gut instinct would have done me better than my numerical formulas ever did![/quote]
      Haha true dat! I still won my league, but at one point I was gunning for Top 50 glory and got up to about 2800th, then started over-analyzing and stat crunching and saw my scores finish like an ex-Indy racer in NASCAR :'-(

    • That's cool Bro!!

      I wish I could have saved myself a couple of times! LOL!!

      I believe I over-thought things most of the time, looking back my gut instinct would have done me better than my numerical formulas ever did!

      MoToR, Mr. Chuck, D Norris, and April tried to keep me away from Michael McDowell.. LOL!!!

      I had a blast out here on the big board with all of you!! I can hardly wait until next season.. Revenge of Da Goat! LMAO!!

    • DaGoat helped me early
      Daniel helped me form a strategy
      I took the $$$$$$$$
      Thanks DaGoat

    • Kevin, sorry for the bad advice brother!! Those ex-indy winners and Roushkateers are killin' me!! LOL!!!

 

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