1st you cant forget how good the 88 team was for most of the pre chase season last year. They were better than JJ and Jeff. Much like Carl this year. Im guessing they all used a common chassis to start off the season. They started to build the second generation cars and the CC started adding/changing the chassis the best they can to meet the driver needs/wants. This is where Eury with Jrs bad communication/feed back started building some messed up chassis. The team started to fall off right before the chase. The 1st generation chassis were just not as good across the board for anyone. The 2nd generation Eury built chassis sucked, they have been using them until Magrew built his 1st chassis from the ground up for the 88 team and it has far been the best chassis they have had all year. The 3 races they used this chassis (Indy,Pocono, and MIS) they ran well practiced well and qualified well..They just could not do all three in the race..