DMcGrew wrote:I'm going out on a limb and predicting a Dale Jr victory. He's always been pretty good at Phoenix and Steve Letarte has set up some good cars for Gordon there the past couple years.
Letarte-Gordon finished 2nd at the first Phoenix last year, and 3rd at Vegas, and Jr-Eury finished 2nd at Las Vegas in 08 (race Edwards was penalized for an illegal car, but the win stood). And Letarte-Gordon had a slew of 2nd place finishes in 2009 - California, Atlanta, Michigan, New Hampshire, Chicago, Michigan, Kansas, California,
All Jr-McGrew had to speak of was last year's 2nd in the 500... I think the 2nd @ Talladega in 09 was still with Eury (the Edwards-Keselowski incident finish), and they had a 2nd at Martinsville in the fall of 2008.
I still have the 2008 Michigan fuel-mileage race on my DVR as there has been nothing newer to keep, just like the game 7 of the 09 SCF is still on there, as is XLIII.
I want to believe. But the team has to prove it to me. I know the Driver can do it. I know the Team can do it. I just don't know if the Driver/Team can finish a race yet or not until they prove it to me. Eury/Jr combo had a hard time finishing races. Jr's run of success dried up when Eury Sr retired from being crew chief. Also coincided with the maturation of the 48 team, which has spanked most everyone's rear end the last 6 years or so.
(Still hard to believe it's been 10 years gone... watched Speed's "The 10" tonight - their version of a top 10 countdown show - this one was Earnhardt moments. From the pass in the grass, to the plate-wreck where he flipped over, got back out of the ambulance, and finished the race. (The first one of these they did was the 10 best Daytona 500s)