Elliott Sadler loses crew chief to David Reutimann

Dec 2, 2008 Full story: Scene Daily 33

Rodney Childers will no longer be the crew chief for Elliott Sadler, driver of the No.

Full Story
First Prev
of 2
Next Last
Blue Angel

Berwyn, IL

#1 Dec 2, 2008
Uh-oh!
iceman01

Marshall, MN

#2 Dec 2, 2008
good, now maybe he'll have a car that handles

“Life is EXACTLY what u make it”

Since: Aug 08

Hershey, PA...chillin' in SC!

#3 Dec 2, 2008
good, maybe now he might do something! Good riddance!

Since: Dec 06

Location hidden

#4 Dec 2, 2008
Sorry4ESad wrote:
good, maybe now he might do something! Good riddance!
He will need something to drive other than a dodge. Guess Ray is leaving also. Hearing he sold most of his ownership.

“RACING RULES ”

Since: Jan 07

Longview, Tx

#5 Dec 2, 2008
This may be a good thing. They need to find a crew chief who has better communication with him and one who can make adjustments for him.
Gays

Fremont, CA

#6 Dec 2, 2008
ANY man that will let them put pink on his car is a gaybee.
19 fan

Matthews, NC

#7 Dec 2, 2008
Gays wrote:
ANY man that will let them put pink on his car is a gaybee.
He did that in support of his mom! That doesn't make him gay. It shows how much he cares for his mom.
mo-mo

Kyle, TX

#8 Dec 2, 2008
Gays wrote:
ANY man that will let them put pink on his car is a gaybee.
Pink denotes Breast Cancer Awareness there big guy.

Save the boobs man. Unless you're gay & don't appreciate the tata's...or maybe your Mama didn't breast feed you, so you grew up to be an ass man. Oh well....no motor boat rides for you.

But in regards to Rodney. I'm somehow not surprised. Elliott's awful luck isn't necessarily Rodney's fault. He didn't seem to communicate with Elliott well from what we could hear. He probably had enough of Elliott's b.s. and left. Elliott seems to go through crew chiefs like he does underwear (hopefully I just made a really bad analogy). I think if he wants to start seeing results, he's going to have to focus on the root of the problem - himself. After 10 years, he needs to keep the pissing and moaning to a minimum and relay useful information back to his crew.

Good Luck...can't wait to see who they suck in to replace Rodney.*Fingers Crossed* that it's someone with more personality who will make listening to the scanner a little more exciting!
sassy4smoke07

Franklin, PA

#9 Dec 2, 2008
Gays wrote:
ANY man that will let them put pink on his car is a gaybee.
So are you saying that Bobby Labonte is gay and Reed Sorenson. These MEN supported a very good cause by running a pink car.So dont put them down and say they are gaybees for running pink on their cars. And as the saying goes REAL MEN WEAR PINK!!!!!!!

“RIP Daddy 1/6/2010”

Since: Jan 08

Franklin, PA

#10 Dec 2, 2008
Mo-Mo if you recall when Rodney wasnt there the weekend his wife had the twins Elliott did very well. There was no pissing and moaning at all over hte radio adn he and Kevin got along just great and worked very well togather. So I dont think it has all been Elliotts fault if a crew cheif and driver dont click then its never going to work.
Blue Angel

AOL

#11 Dec 2, 2008
Oh, man, why did you have to use the underwear analogy as it made the mental image of Elliott in boxer briefs flash through my brain?? Not necessarily a bad image but not exactly proper either! ;-)

Anyway, I truly hope the change is for the better and it should be interesting who is chosen.
phoenix

Fayetteville, NC

#12 Dec 3, 2008
mo-mo wrote:
<quoted text>
Pink denotes Breast Cancer Awareness there big guy.
Save the boobs man. Unless you're gay & don't appreciate the tata's...or maybe your Mama didn't breast feed you, so you grew up to be an ass man. Oh well....no motor boat rides for you.
But in regards to Rodney. I'm somehow not surprised. Elliott's awful luck isn't necessarily Rodney's fault. He didn't seem to communicate with Elliott well from what we could hear. He probably had enough of Elliott's b.s. and left. Elliott seems to go through crew chiefs like he does underwear (hopefully I just made a really bad analogy). I think if he wants to start seeing results, he's going to have to focus on the root of the problem - himself. After 10 years, he needs to keep the pissing and moaning to a minimum and relay useful information back to his crew.
Good Luck...can't wait to see who they suck in to replace Rodney.*Fingers Crossed* that it's someone with more personality who will make listening to the scanner a little more exciting!
Amen, Mo Mo, I have said for a long time that if he really wants to find where his problems lie in racing, he just needs to look in the mirror. And before anyone says that all the drivers piss and moan, yes, they do, but most of them work through the poor handling car and produce a decent finish. JMO, but it is not always the CC's fault. Agree with you, hope they can find one that he works well with, but so far, I don't he has ever had one.
cak

Minneapolis, MN

#13 Dec 3, 2008
Gays wrote:
ANY man that will let them put pink on his car is a gaybee.
That is probably one of the most disgusting things I've ever read. My mother is a breast cancer survivor, like Elliotts, and we as a family support breast cancer research by participating in local events whenever possible. If not for the large amounts of money raised by such events, and for companines such as Stanley who also support the research with large amounts of money, my mother may have been yet another statistic. Yet another A-hole on this forum who shows their lack of education. People like you tick me off.
cak

Minneapolis, MN

#14 Dec 3, 2008
You "people" who are so homophobic are obviously scared that your own homosexual tendencies will be found out and you try to cover it up with stupid comments like the one you made. Come on out of the closet, it will be ok, not everyone is as closed minded as you.
lmra323

Baltimore, MD

#15 Dec 3, 2008
I think the pink comment was just someone trolling. We know why he did it. Heck lots of sports went pink to support the cause.

Just ignore the jerk.
cak

Minneapolis, MN

#16 Dec 3, 2008
You're right...not sure why I rose to the bait. Maybe because its f-ing cold here and I can't feel my toes yet. Makes me crabby.
rebelle

Knoxville, TN

#17 Dec 3, 2008
Have you heard the rumor that Todd Parrott might be coming back as Elliott's crew chief? I heard it was on Jayski, but haven't had time to check it out.

“RACING RULES ”

Since: Jan 07

Longview, Tx

#20 Dec 3, 2008
cak wrote:
You're right...not sure why I rose to the bait. Maybe because its f-ing cold here and I can't feel my toes yet. Makes me crabby.
I hate that bone chilling cold stuff. Thats why when I left Canada I picked somewhere pretty warm most of the time.
cak

Minneapolis, MN

#21 Dec 3, 2008
You were smart, my poor family and co-workers will have to put up with "crabby" me for quite a few months to come!!

Since: Sep 08

Cottage Grove

#22 Dec 3, 2008
Maybe Rodney left because he didn't get an invitation to the wedding. No, I'm just kidding. They were never a good match. I did hear Todd Parrott was available and they were always good together. Cross your fingers!

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker
First Prev
of 2
Next Last

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Jennifer Cobb Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
Sporting Newsa 60 Most Beautiful People: No. 26... (Feb '09) Nov 27 Crystal from Surry 8
NASCAR Brawl Ends with Jeff Gordon Bloody Lip, ... Nov '14 Harry Horton 1
Racing's Allisons heading to Lake Erie Speedway Aug '14 racingfever 1
Trevor Bayne ready to take step to title conten... (Jan '14) Feb '14 Haleys Commet 3
NASCAR'S Dale Earnhardt Jr. fears replacing Ste... (Jan '14) Jan '14 poncho 1
NASCAR suspends Aric Almirola's Crew Chief Todd... (Oct '13) Oct '13 Whoyakidding 3
NASCAR Reveals New Rules & Regulations (Sep '13) Sep '13 WWE CRASHCAR 2013 1