Friday, February 8th, 2008 9:25am UTC
By Luke, Thunder Lounge
Published on Thunder Lounge.
Why will Joe Gibbs be as strong and successful in 2008 as they were in 2007? Simple. The differences are slim.
While we all would like to believe differently, and many have came to this unfortunate realization, it is the plain and simple truth.
Between manufacturers, there just isn’t that much difference between cars anymore. Yes, it’s something we’ve seen coming for a while, we’ve had 16 races to get used to the idea, we’ve had plenty of time prior to that to read the cards. It’s happening though, right before our eyes and a further continuation of nothing but a sticker change. Well, that and dropping a different motor under the hood.
The search for proof, like we need it, need go no further than this article on Robby Gordon to see the writing on the wall. That writing is also in bold, italic, underlined, and capitalized letters bigger than Paris Hiltons ego.
It was just a week ago that Robby Gordon announced a surprise move to Dodge.
In that time, a week, he has converted half of his current inventory of cars from Ford to Dodge. Robby currently has about a dozen cars, and growing.
Not to take away from all the hard work the folks in the shop have done, as well as the guys from Evernham that have been helping out, but compared to the time and effort to change the previous car from one manufacturer to another, this seems like a brisk walk in the park.
The time taken averages out to about one car changed per day. Not days, or what used to be weeks, one single day.
Coming around full circle, this is exactly why the Gibbs Guys are not worried about their switch of manufacturer.
They’re real good with motors, and they were already pretty darn good with the rest of it.
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