> I've never thought of automobile racing as a team sport.
> IMO, its one of the problems with CUP
Mark Martin said something about that a year or two ago. I don't remember
the exact wording, so I'll paraphrase it to match his current "team", not
the one he had when he said it.
"Far as I'm concerned, this is not a "team." When the green flag waves, not
one of those guys---not Jeff Gordon, not Steve Letarte, not Jimmie Johnson,
not Chad Knaus---none of them is working for a Mark Martin win. Not one.
And as long as that's true, this is not a "team sport"."
That said, I think it's more like a bunch of different car dealerships owned
by the same company: if you work for a Wombat dealership, at the end of the
day, you want the best sales/best service awards, the greatest profits, to
land somewhere in the Wombat network, and each Wombat dealership to be the
top dealership of its marque in the city. But that doesn't change the fact
that you will bust your ***to ensure that it's YOUR dealership---Wombat
Chevy---that kicks the ***of Wombat Cadillac, Wombat Subaru, Wombat