Texas Race Thread
Esadler19fan

Fairport, NY

#1 Apr 3, 2009
Will this be the race that gets ES and the #19 team going in the right direction? Or will this just help to further cement the beginning of the end of our driver at RPMotorsports?

Since: May 07

Kerrville, TX

#2 Apr 3, 2009
Esadler19fan wrote:
Will this be the race that gets ES and the #19 team going in the right direction? Or will this just help to further cement the beginning of the end of our driver at RPMotorsports?
Everything I've heard (gossip) from my friends is if he doesn't have a good showing here - the beginning of the end.
Esadler19fan

Princeton, NJ

#3 Apr 3, 2009
Qualifying position seems to point to a bad start to the weekend I'd say?

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Since: Feb 09

D-burg

#4 Apr 3, 2009
Esadler19fan wrote:
Qualifying position seems to point to a bad start to the weekend I'd say?
Bad? I'd say 42nd starting postition down right sucks!!!

Since: May 07

Kerrville, TX

#5 Apr 5, 2009
I drew him this week for the poole. Glad I spent that money.
Mikey fan

Rossford, OH

#6 Apr 5, 2009
theo wrote:
I drew him this week for the poole. Glad I spent that money.
...bummer...
littledevil2744

Belleville, NJ

#7 Apr 5, 2009
heard him on the radio station that plays the races and they were only talking about autisim speaks and UNC basketball...thaen finally asked about the car and he said he was happy with things...well ive stopped watching the race for a little while cause hes already a lap down!!!! hard to cheer for him when he isnt doing so well
Lisa in Alabama

Huntsville, AL

#8 Apr 5, 2009
I think it is interesting that Reutimann grabbed the poll with Elliotts crew chief?
Mikey fan

Rossford, OH

#9 Apr 5, 2009
Lisa in Alabama wrote:
I think it is interesting that Reutimann grabbed the poll with Elliotts crew chief?
yep, I was thinking, during the 1st pit stop, I bet Childers LOVES working with a driver that doesn't whine and can offer constructive feedback on what the car is/is not doing and what it needs.
Wondering

Austin, TX

#10 Apr 5, 2009
Pretty much all of Elliott's former crew chiefs have had success and many wins with other drivers.
Esadler19fan

Princeton, NJ

#11 Apr 5, 2009
Horrible run for the #19 team. My goodness it is difficult to watch all RPMotorsports teams today. Even Kasey ran mediocre.

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Since: Jan 08

Johnstown, PA

#12 Apr 5, 2009
I have been a Petty fan since I started following nascar back in 1970, this year is the worst so far for me to watch.I wish they would just get their acts togather and get ALL drivers and teams on the same page. Not just Kasey,Elliott or Reed or even Whats his name. Because they all didnt do jack crap today.

Hell Kyle Petty could run beter then those guys did today. Maybe Richard should consider putting him back in the car again. or better yet Hey Richard you crawl back in the car and show these lil cry babys how to drive a car.

Sorry but I am so sick of the way things are going. Thats why I have had a back up driver or 2 for the last 10 years. Pettys have been on a downward spiral for a long time. I honestly hope things change for the better soon. Maybe they should have left Bobby Labonte keep his ride at Pettys he seems to be doing somewhat good.

Now off to my corner.
Wondering

Austin, TX

#13 Apr 5, 2009
This is a Petty team in name only and a few people who came over from a dying team. If you think otherwise, you are kidding yourself. Really, if this was a true Petty race venture, the Petty Racing Experience would have been included in the merger. Richard is a figure head only. I saw Kasey running up front and on the lead lap for much of the race until a bad green flag pit stop, and A.J. was doing the same till the motor would not restart. Those two are holding their own on race weekends, the other two drivers, not so much.
Lisa in MN

Cottage Grove, MN

#14 Apr 6, 2009
Why in the heck didn't they use the new engines this year? Penske did, and they are having good results! They are a day late and a dollar short! You know Elliott is doing horrible when I don't even pay attention to the race before it's half over!
Edwin Perkins

Ennis, TX

#15 Apr 6, 2009
Its obvious that SADler is just going through the motions while collecting a check. His other team mates are showing up and being competitive and only bad luck stops them from good finishes, while SADler as slow, slow, and slow all weekend. He is the one calling for the changes and not his crew chief too.

I don't think he finishes the season with the team and the funny thing is that if he leaves on his own, he will be breaking his contract.
Esadler19fan

Princeton, NJ

#16 Apr 6, 2009
I just really don't know what to think. Can't figure out why Penske's teams are running reasonably well with the new engine package while RPM has opted not to transition to them yet. I am beginning to wonder if ES just cannot get a handle on the COT. While he's never been a top 10 driver his performance has tanked since the conversion to this car.

Since: May 07

Kerrville, TX

#17 Apr 6, 2009
Edwin Perkins wrote:
Its obvious that SADler is just going through the motions while collecting a check. His other team mates are showing up and being competitive and only bad luck stops them from good finishes, while SADler as slow, slow, and slow all weekend. He is the one calling for the changes and not his crew chief too.
I don't think he finishes the season with the team and the funny thing is that if he leaves on his own, he will be breaking his contract.
This is just JMO but you've got something there. Has ES ever had a crew chief he got along with?
Also, I think he will finish the season - as you said, just to collect the paychecks. Why quit (and break his contract that he filed a law suit over) when he can just show up every week, whine, complain, party and get money for it?
How many commercials have his sponsors done for him this year? Guess he's not promoting a lot for them. Again, JMO.

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Since: Jan 07

Longview, Tx

#18 Apr 7, 2009
HI. Back from TMS. Sunburnt and up to my neck in work. If hubby gets the pictures down loaded I will email them out and you can pass them on to our other friends on here. Was a great weekend. Had pit passes and pre-race passes so I was 3 feet from the drivers as they came down from drivers intro's. Have a great shot of Elliot. Too bad his race stunk! See ya later, hugs and blessings to all.

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