Rodimus Prime wrote:Honestly, I think it was Dave Rogers' fault. He should have had Kyle come in with the others. He was trying to win the race, and lost sight of the big picture, which was to stay ahead of Gordon. Then again, I'll put a little blame on Kyle as well, he was in control of the car, if he wanted to come in really bad, he should have just done so. Rogers might have been pissed, but at least they'd be in the Chase.
That's exactly right. I think all they needed was to do what they were already doing. Gordon needed to finish at least 13 places ahead of Busch to beat him, and Busch was running I think roughly 7th and Gordon 22nd before the big screw up, which Alan Gustafson used to his advantage. I don't think Dave Rogers could have been pissed off he was in the Chase though, and he probably didn't consider that thought. But I understand why Kyle didn't defy his crew chief. As a driver, your crew chief is supposed to be the guy you entrust with strategies; he's just like a coach on a football team, and you do as he tells you because he's supposed to be the expert. Your job as the driver is to execute his calls to the best of your ability. However, I think if Dave makes another questionable call I hope Kyle just says "screw it, I'm not doing this all over again."