Some folks think Juan Pablo Montoya just needs more luck. I do believe you need some luck to win a race, but lets be honest folks good teams make their own luck by performing mistake free week in and week out.
Can we agree on that?
When top teams win or get top tens it has nothing to do with luck, It's got to do with preparation, in other words a good team working together.
Here is some American folklore sayings that define luck:
"The best luck of all is the luck you make for yourself"
"The harder I work the luckier I get"
HERE IS MY FAVORITE:
"So-called ''luck'' usually is found at the exact point where preparation meets opportunity"
That last quote, in this blogger humble opinion, is what's going on with the folks on the #42 team, week after week they make silly mistakes or have a parts failure. Who ever is in charge of preparing this team is apparently not doing a good job and is costing JPM good runs.
Richmond's fourth place finish (actually could of won), proves my point, it wasn't by luck they were up front all night with a chance to win, it was because the team was a beast in the pits and there were no mechanical issues.
Probably they were well prepared and worked together as good teams do. Just guessing.
Let me make this perfectly clear, I'm not excusing JPM from responsibility, after all he does drive the car.
Could the #42 team be missing on opportunities a fast car gives them because they aren't prepared? I think that's a fair question to ask.
Today at Talladega the 42 team looked like keystone cops trying to start the car after the rain delay. I guess the # 22 had the same problem, but so what, I didn't see #48, 88, 5, 24, 5,99 or the low budget teams who came in first and second have a problem.
I know fans that love Juan Pablo, as I do, want to blame the sub-par 2013 season on bad luck, but that's a really hard story to swallow, the -bad luck card- has been played too many times by their fans and sometimes by the team, it no longer holds water folks.
As always this is just a fans opinion and from what I understand everybody has one and I'm thankful for that.
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