Good for Brian Pattie, I'm happy for him. I hope he wins the championship. As a Earnhardt- Ganassi fan I must admit Brain Patie's success at Michael Waltrip Racing has certainly got my attention, it does brings up a few questions:
1) Did the equipment and the organization at Michael Waltrip Racing make Brian Pattie a championship contender ? He did have one good year at Earnhardt-Ganassi Racing (2009) but at MWR he was an instant success.
2) Did Clint Bowyer make Pattie a better crew chief by better communicating what he needed in the car?
3) This is the hardest question to ask a JPM fan,(like myself) Is Clint Bowyer a better driver than JPM?
4) Is MWR better supported by Toyota than Chevy supports EGR?
5) Did Brian Pattie get all the resources he needed at Earnhardt-Ganassi Racing to build consistent race cars?
I wonder if Juan Pablo Montoya dismal performance in the last three years could find a fix in one of those questions.
It's obvious Michael Waltrip Racing is a better team than Earnhardt-Ganassi Racing, Brian has proven that by coming into Michael Waltrip Racing and guiding Clint Bowyer to three wins and a shot at the championship, we can also look at the success of Truex jr. who after leaving EGR for MWR he has become a top NASCAR driver.
Folks, stats don't lie, Brain Pattie has become a championship type crew chief and Truex jr has become a top ten NASCAR driver, Earnhardt-Ganassi fans have to ask themselves, WHY IS THIS HAPPENING?
Why are ex-Ganassi employees finding success in other places, and I mean star type of success, answer those five questions and you may come up with the reason EGR is stuck in neutral.
I'm going to pull for Pattie this last few races, I hope he winning a championship will get Ganassi off his, well, you know what I mean. Don't you?
As always this is a fans opinion and from what I understand everybody has one and I thank God for that.