Pat Tryson who is currently the crew chief for Mark Martin, will become Greg Biffle’s crew chief beginning in the 2007 season. This may be a good move for Biffle. Biffle contended for the title the first two years in the Chase format. I think Greg could have been in the Chase this year, but he ended up in messes that were not of his doing. Perhaps Tryson will help him return to the Chase next year. Effective immediately the crew chief for Jamie McMurray and Carl Edwards will switch again. I guess the previous switch didn’t work out for either of the drivers. Sometimes change doesn’t always work.
Good Luck to all the Boys in Phoenix this weekend. The Chase is down to just a few drivers now. I think it will come down to Jimmie, Matt, Junior, and perhaps that rookie fella Denny Hamlin. My money will be on Matt K. The driver I thought would walk away with the championship Jeff Burton had one too many mulligans. And well we all know how Tony didn’t make the Chase. Elliott Sadler switched teams mid year and is still going through his adjustment period. I think the 2007 season will definitely be one to watch.
Speaking of Phoenix, Maricopa county Sherriff Joe Arpaio now has a “new” deputy on his staff. That’s right folks Kurt Busch was made an honorary sheriff’s deputy on Thursday. Remember last year Kurt wasn’t exactly “best friends” with the sheriff’s department. Due to his actions in Phoenix last year Kurt was suspended for the remaining races by Roush and basically finished his season at home. Now he’s an honorary deputy. Wow! what a difference a year makes.