Will today's result show Juan Pablo Montoya that it may be time to move on to a better NASCAR team (if available) or to another series that has a top team with an empty seat.
One has to feel bad for the legions of fans from all over the world who feel that due to his great racing resume Mr. Montoya deserves to race for a top team.
The record shows that EGR -for at least now- is not that team.
Juan Pablo Has done as well as expected with what this team has to offer, lets be honest folks if Jimmie Johnson was driving the #42 car he may gain a spot or two but he will not win a championship.
Can we agree on that.
A few years ago I said that Juan's loyalty to Chip Ganassi might be his biggest downfall, as of tonight Juan Pablo is in his fifth year as a NASCAR driver sitting twentieth on the standings with no hope in sight.
Am I wrong.
I'm sure most No.42 fans, including I, are still hopping for a chase making miracle, maybe he can win three races, Pocono, Watkins Glen and Atlanta.
Maybe, but I doubt if that's going to happen, actually I be willing to bet the Cleveland Browns have a better shot at making the Superbowl than Juan Pablo making the 2011 chase.
Again let me remind you, Juan Pablo is in his fifth year in NASCAR, all with Chip Ganassi, as a Cleveland Browns fan I'm painfully aware of the yearly preaching by media and team principals "we are making improvement" or "wait till next year" or "we are working hard"
You know what I'm talking about. Don't you ?
It's been five years folks. How much longer do they need to become a top ten team.
I know at times I sound like I'm bashing Juan Pablo and EGR but most of you know I'm one of Montoya's biggest fan, you know I'm the first one to call out the broadcasters when they get on their Juan bashing bandwagon.
I'm not a race car expert, I'm just a fan with an opinion, but I do know how to read, the stats are clear, they've had one good year out of five.
Maybe that's success in NASCAR, I don't know, if you know different please explain it to me.
As always this is just a fans opinion and from what I understand everybody has one and I'm thankful for that.