NASCAR: Did David Ragan Make a Big Mistake Going for the No. 22 Penske Ride?

Dec 30, 2011 Full story: BleacherReport

With good rides in NASCAR getting fewer and fewer, a driver has to secure his job as soon as possible.

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Inquiring Mind

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#1 Dec 30, 2011
He took a calculated risk and lost, at least for the short term. I don't think the results with the #51 would have done anything for his career. I don't think Kurt Busch will do much better with it. Good equipment is just the starting point, it only gets you so far at this level.
Huh

Dublin, OH

#2 Dec 30, 2011
I disagree. I believe Kurt will do good. he is a good racer. just his attitude. but hopefully he has learned from this. & be happy to have a job.
Inquiring Mind

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#3 Dec 30, 2011
Huh wrote:
I disagree. I believe Kurt will do good. he is a good racer. just his attitude. but hopefully he has learned from this. & be happy to have a job.
No doubt he can drive - he's a former champion. But when seconds are the difference between 1st and 43rd, you need the best setups, strategy, and pit crew. You also have to have good communication and chemistry with your crew chief and team. That remains to be seen.

“IN GOD WE TRUST”

Since: Jun 07

Raleigh

#4 Jan 7, 2012
David is going to be limping from this self-inflicted foot shot for a while, maybe a long while. Sometimes it's better to hedge your bet than going for broke.

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