Wednesday, August 22nd, 2007 10:41am UTC
By Luke, Thunder Lounge
Published on Thunder Lounge.
Yep. And that’s the facts Jack. No pun intended.
When the flags finally flew over the pavement at Michigan, a track where the Roushketeers have flat out put a whoopin on the field for the past several years, Roush didn’t go quietly into the wind as Kurt Busch walked away from the field to the checkers. Kenseth was strong all day, and Carl Edwards was backing up his run there in June.
However a couple other strong cars, Busch and Brian Vickers, also added some noise to the event with Busch ending up in Victory Lane after the smoke (and fog) cleared.
If Kurt Busch didn’t thank Jack Roush afterwards, he very well should have. The same holds true for Vickers as well. Why, you ask? You mean you haven’t connected the dots? I’ll connect them for you. Pat Tryson, and Doug Richert. Both formerly under the employment of Mr. Jack, and both have an intricate knowledge of Michigan. Having that knowledge couldn’t have done anything but help.
When Vickers has made the show, he’s ran pretty darn decent. If he had made every show, he would definitely be in the Top 25. At least there is a glimmer of hope in that camp.
And of course, the joining of Busch and Tryson is a no-brainer as we’ve discussed before. They immediately had common ground, as provided by their tenures at Roush, and being able to build from that has thus far proven to be a good thing.
In the end, Roush played a part of the story at Michigan, and probably more of a part than anyone will give him credit for.Read more of this article »