How is it that Richard Petty Motorsports is always heavily involved in Silly Season? Let's face it, there is so much uncertainty, even now, associated with the organization. Even after mergers among once great teams Evernham Motorsports, Petty Enterprises, and Yates Racing, the team still lacks ample sponsorship. It lacks quality development drivers. It lacks the finances to pay their drivers. And the lack of resources sends drivers looking at other teams.
And that leaves me to ask this question: Why is Marcos Ambrose reportedly talking to RPM about driving for them next year. Although Ambrose is underperforming this year compared to an adequate year last year, RPM might be a step down from MWR/JTG Daughery Racing at this point. The organization just earned its first legitimate win at Chicagoland and Ambrose is one of the favorites next week at the Glen. Besides, there is no guarantee that Ambrose would receive sponsorship while at RPM.
Sometimes, it is better to be a big fish in a small pond, than a big fish in a big pond (Jamie McMurray has proven this statement quite well.)
Speaking of RPM, they have had a recurring horror of horrible wrecks at Pocono this season. And A.J. Allmendinger is crucial in the occurance of both wrecks. Hopefully, Pocono will take the hint and upgrade its inside walls. But I would like to just admit that while Pocono's (lack of) safety has been exploited this season, it could just as easily be another track next year that is the site of a horrible wreck.
And I am almost to the point of begging that Sonoma is not track on the chopping block for next year. That would be counterproductive in so many ways and would drive many fans away from the sport. Sonoma had a better race than most others this year.
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