Well, here's my take, I was listening to the audiocast and I knew exactly what was going to happen. I didn't expect Tony to say anything, but he did and that's OK. Tony beat Cruz at Brainerd and he could have taken a knee. He would probably still have the points lead? Bandit's post is great...KJ let WJ beat him at I believe Englishtown a long time ago, when WJ was in contention...he had a sticker on his window that said "Hey, at least I have a job!" Scelzi took the bad lane at Seattle a few years back and let Bazemore beat him so he could remain #2 in points. Angelle Seeling had team orders in Houston to let John Myers win and she did something I'll never forget. She did her burnout, pulled over to the side of the track, got off the bike and stood there next to it while JM made his pass...instead of faking it. That took guts. She got in dutch with the team for that but she wasn't going to purposely lose on track.
What I'm getting at is all of the above posts are true and correct; however controversial it might be, it's been going on for a long time and unless the multi-car teams are done away with, in a heck of a pinch like yesterday was with the points countdown at stake for one of JFR's richly-sponsored team cars, they did what I expected them to do.
I don't know why I was surprized about Tony's reaction, but I was. I also have learned through my own experience that when somebody says something that is accusatory and the accused person blows up and attacks, then what the accuser said was usually true, considering the source. Tony was a JFR driver and he knows team orders. It's not fun to see John Force throw a race, but the fireworks afterwards were almost worth it!
I miss 1320-foot racing, but I still love the sport. Something will get worked out permanently one way or the other. One can only hope. Cheers, WC1
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