Stark reality awaits for the sport's open-wheel rookies - Mar 12, 2008

Mar 12, 2008 | Posted by: Lets go racing | Full story: www.nascar.com

Imagine how different racing history might have been had Gordon or Stewart been thrown into a situation like A.J. Allmendinger was last year, forced to try and keep his head above water in the Cup Series before ...

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Mar 12, 2008
 
This from the article says it all and why they should have gone to Nationwide first!

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They weren't expected to produce immediately, as their successors are today. The goals were simple, to get better and move up.

And that's what they did. Gordon ran two full seasons in the Busch circuit before he became a Cup regular. So did Kasey Kahne. Tony Stewart ran a full season, while Ryan Newman spent a year running mostly Busch and ARCA events before he became a rookie in NASCAR's premier division. They didn't have to learn in Cup; they were ready once they got there, and it showed it their early results."

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Mar 12, 2008
 
I absolutely love this man! He like JPM :)

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This quote from the article is exactly why they should do the Nationwide series first.

"Gordon ran two full seasons in the Busch circuit before he became a Cup regular. So did Kasey Kahne. Tony Stewart ran a full season, while Ryan Newman spent a year running mostly Busch and ARCA events before he became a rookie in NASCAR's premier division. They didn't have to learn in Cup; they were ready once they got there, and it showed it their early results."

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