Wednesday, February 24, 2010
What have you done for me lately?
You think the NFL makes quick coaching changes?
That's nothing compared to NASCAR Sprint Cup Racing, circa 2010.
After only one race, Drew Blickensderfer -- the man who led Matt Kenseth's team to wins in the first two races of the 2009 season, including the Daytona 500 -- has been replaced at Roush Racing. Veteran crew chief Todd Parrott will take over Blickensderfer's role with Kenseth starting this week in Las Vegas. Kenseth apparently asked Roush Racing to make the change.
Can you imagine the outrage if an NFL coach was fired after the first game of the season? Fans would insist that a coach had not been given time to develop the team. Some would raise Cain with the owner, calling him a meddler (I never understood how the man that owns the business could be called a meddler -- IT'S HIS BUSINESS).
But it just shows the level of pressure and the demand for results in NASCAR today. "What have you done for me lately," is the creed.
Just win baby. It's probably more true in NASCAR than any other sport.