The White Flag writes:
Posted by Cooper on June 22, 2010
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Being a big Brad Keselowski fan, I look forward to every weekend of my life to watch Brad race in both the Nationwide and Cup Series. Theirs no doubt Brad's season in Nationwide is amazing and historic, but his inability to perform on the Cup side continues to worry me every week. While I know he is one of the most talented drivers out their he has seemed to regress over the last couple of weeks. Even though his rookie performance at Sonoma was expected he wasn't competitive at either Pocono or his hometown racetrack MIS. As we head into the second half of the season, my expectations of him will continue to rise and I know his expectations will be higher as well. Not only him, but the team will be expected to perform at higher levels then they have in the last couple of weeks. Last week, Brad and his team selected a chassis that was last raced at Martinsville. Even though the COT's are much similar, I believe that this was a very wrong decision made by the team. A new chassis should have been made for the two road courses this year much like his teammates. Both Kurt Busch and Sam had road course designed chassis for last weeks race.
But what has me confused is his performance difference between Cup and Nationwide. In Nationwide Brad drives like a calm cool professional, but in the Cup series he's a moving chicane. Whether it's the equipment or the talent level of the Cup series Brad is having the most trouble he's had in NASCAR since 2007. The reason I'm asking some of you delightful fans, is I'm very bias towards Brad. I believe he is one of the best, so when I see him struggling it confuses me.
What's causing Brad his troubles? Experience? Team? Focus Level? Will this continue long-term?
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