Brand loyalty costs Coleman ride

There are 11 comments on the Aug 15, 2008, www.tennessean.com story titled Brand loyalty costs Coleman ride. In it, www.tennessean.com reports that:

Nashville-based Baker Curb Racing has released Nationwide driver Brad Coleman from his contract because of a car manufacturer conflict.

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Since: Aug 07

Sterling, IL

#1 Aug 15, 2008
[Nationwide driver Brad Coleman from his contract because of a car manufacturer conflict.]

That stinks for Coleman.
Roxstar

United States

#2 Aug 15, 2008
He's released from Nationwide but running a cup car instead. He wins.

“points on the line”

Since: Jun 08

Where's the ball???

#3 Aug 15, 2008
Lets go racing wrote:
[Nationwide driver Brad Coleman from his contract because of a car manufacturer conflict.]
That stinks for Coleman.
He is getting a Cup ride. Good for him. How ya doing LGR? Michigan this week. Are you going to the race?
PitFrog

Houston, TX

#4 Aug 15, 2008
Coleman's departure from Baker Curb had nothing to do with "BRAND LOYALTY" and nothing "COST" him his ride. He signed with both Hall of Fame and Baker Curb last Fall and both teams were obviously aware of the manufacturer conflict at that time.

With his crew chief resigning in the middle of the race on national TV last week, recent team layoffs, and not to mention an opportunity to drive Cup -- it was the perfect time and logical choice for Coleman to make the switch... Who wouldn't?

I am confused as to why the writer of this article chose to put a negative slant on the situation.

Brad comes across as a class act and I wish him great success in the Cup Series.

Since: Aug 07

Sterling, IL

#5 Aug 15, 2008
zach 4 88 wrote:
<quoted text>He is getting a Cup ride. Good for him. How ya doing LGR? Michigan this week. Are you going to the race?
I wish! No gas prices have made me a homebody. At least I got to go to the Texas race missed Kentucky as well this year. I think we're going to Dismores new castle track for the go kart championship races. That should be fun. My little cousin runs in the series, lol. How are you?

“points on the line”

Since: Jun 08

Where's the ball???

#6 Aug 17, 2008
Lets go racing wrote:
<quoted text>I wish! No gas prices have made me a homebody. At least I got to go to the Texas race missed Kentucky as well this year. I think we're going to Dismores new castle track for the go kart championship races. That should be fun. My little cousin runs in the series, lol. How are you?
Doing good here. I worked in New Castle during the summers when I was in high school. There was always something going on there it seemed.
Should be a good race today. Can't wait.

Take care

Z

Since: Aug 07

Sterling, IL

#7 Aug 20, 2008
zach 4 88 wrote:
<quoted text>Doing good here. I worked in New Castle during the summers when I was in high school. There was always something going on there it seemed.
Should be a good race today. Can't wait.
Take care
Z
Next month is the charity go kart event out there some of the Indycar drivers show up sometimes. So we're going back out there for that. I want to ride out there it looks fun! I know we can rent some but we have to show up the right day!

“points on the line”

Since: Jun 08

Where's the ball???

#8 Aug 22, 2008
I hear ya. The gokarts are a blast. I never rode there though. Do they let you rent the really fast ones?

Since: Dec 06

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#9 Aug 22, 2008
Roxstar wrote:
He's released from Nationwide but running a cup car instead. He wins.
Why is Ken schrader driving the 96 car? I thought Coleman left the nationwide races to take J.J'S RIDE IN THE 96 CAR. SEEMS AS IF THAT WAS SHORT LIVED...

Since: Dec 06

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#10 Aug 22, 2008
PitFrog wrote:
Coleman's departure from Baker Curb had nothing to do with "BRAND LOYALTY" and nothing "COST" him his ride. He signed with both Hall of Fame and Baker Curb last Fall and both teams were obviously aware of the manufacturer conflict at that time.
With his crew chief resigning in the middle of the race on national TV last week, recent team layoffs, and not to mention an opportunity to drive Cup -- it was the perfect time and logical choice for Coleman to make the switch... Who wouldn't?
I am confused as to why the writer of this article chose to put a negative slant on the situation.
Brad comes across as a class act and I wish him great success in the Cup Series.
I AM
CONFUSED AS TO WHY kEN SCHRADER IS IN THE 96 CAR.
WHY IS COLEMAN PARKED THIS WEEKEND AT BRISTOL??????? Did he just get a part time ride???

Since: Aug 07

Sterling, IL

#11 Aug 24, 2008
zach 4 88 wrote:
I hear ya. The gokarts are a blast. I never rode there though. Do they let you rent the really fast ones?
I rented some fast ones at the post road rec center but not the ones in New Castle I will be soon though sounds like fun.

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