Is Busch Toast?


(photo by Leon Hammack)

Kurt Busch is a lifelong Chicago Cubs fan.

At this point of the 2009 season the #2 Miller Lite Penske Racing Dodge race team is resembling the yearly struggles that haunt those Cubbies and their clubhouse struggles that ensue!  After the Richmond race, it was acknowledged that his crew chief, Pat Tryson, was leaving the team and heading to Micheal Waltrip Racing’s #56 Napa Toyota driven by Martin Treux, Jr in 2010.

Tryson has come out publicly last week stating that his departure from Penske Racing has nothing to do with Kurt Busch.  But listening to the team scanner during the Louden race would indicate that “the driver/crew chief chemistry” has turned into a NUCLEAR HOLOCAUST! The team radio transmissions from the Louden race indicates that Busch and Tryson may, in fact, have some serious issues!  Additionally, Penske has banned Tryson from the Penske Racing facility except, for the Tuesday team meeting.  Pat Tryson has been effectively separated from the entire team, except at the Tuesday meeting and the race track.

It appears that the #2 Penske Miller Lite Dodge is in a downward spiral out of control at a time when the team is trying, in vain now,  to win the 2009 championship!

How can this team survive the deep division?


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