He's had moments here and there, but I'm not sure he's ever really had a top level ride. Well, he started at Hendrick, but only ran a half-dozen or so races. Then he went to JR and ran a dozen or so. Did alright at JR, but never drove full time.
I can tell you that he is way better than Ragan (a former driver for Roush) with a couple of wins on superspeedways so meh, Ragan had a chance to redeem himself last year on a Gibbs car and he couldn't do anything! What I am trying to say is that there's drivers with great opportunities but they are just not good enough, to me Cassill is the best driver of all the underdogs atm and he deserves a chance but that's just my opinion
I don't entirely agree that I think he's the current best in a bad ride, but I do think he's way better than anyone gives him credit.
Related note, Regan is a great example, but when I think of a bad driver in a good ride, I always think of JJ Yeley at Gibbs. As a person, from what I've seen, JJ is a really nice guy. Not so sure about his racing abilities, though. The moment JJ was out and Hamlin was in, Hamlin saw success immediately, proving it wasn't the car, it was the driver.
Wait, when Hamlin came in it was the second year for the #11 team, his first year driver was Jason Leffler (RIP) and I think that's a better example. I do agree with you about Yeley a great person but he is not that good there's a lot of underdogs out there better than him
Post by stormcaller3801 on May 11, 2016 0:09:31 GMT
Well, we're not doing anything of note this season, other than our usual luck at Talladega. Could've gotten a top 5 but as usual, that one that misses everyone except us. And there's reason the deck lid popped off like it did, though at the time I was the guy who installed it, so I was quite alarmed.
Ah well. Here's a bit of trivia for you if you didn't catch the NASCAR America tonight.
Our Darlington throwback scheme, honoring Smokey Yunick. I think it's an amusing coincidence that we just got a small sponsorship deal with Duracell.
Post by stormcaller3801 on May 17, 2016 0:46:25 GMT
We've had a lot more potential than our finishes, to be honest. It's been a combination of factors, including equipment failures nobody's ever heard of before, human error, and just flat out Broughy-like luck.