There’s another person who could have benefited from a little more marinate before the grilling of Nextel Cup racing.  Brendan Gaughan battled mightily this year with the car, the team, himself, and various personal demons but he showed flashes of the brilliance that is within the competitor.  Listen to Busch talking about his maturation as a person and driver and apply some of that same possibility to Brendan.

After four years of Cup racing, several controversies, the “confrontation” with Jimmy Spencer and, now, the championship, Busch is prepared to be a champion and, perhaps, even a multi-champion.  Maturity eludes so many athletes but, it appears, Busch has captured it and will be the better for it.  Hopefully Brendan will overcome his acceleration into Cup racing and find the maturity to vault him into championship potential.

Fred Chris