posted on Mar, 17 2004 @ 05:25 PM
The changeover from Busch to Cup, appearing insignificant, is actually huge.
The pressure's on and off the track are so completely different,...and continuous.
I have heard more than one full-time driving regular of the Busch leagues, say they would rather run busch than cup, becouse then they can still enjoy
Going Cup, apparently changes everything.
Although Busch has grown up and is now very similar to Cup racing, the atmosphere, cost, and off-track pressure is much lower.
Many driver's are tested there for driving skills and ability in the Busch and Truck class.
But Cup is the whole package, and much more competetive. You get there by ability, and luck. You last years by demonstrating you have the 'Metal' to
take a big hit, wreck a multi-million dollar car that your boss owns, and everytime a mic is stuck in your face, you work for the sponsor, who by the
way pays your boss and team mates, so you gotta be smart and cool.
Testings, interviews, practice, autograph sessions, sponsor events, NASCAR meetings, team meetings, bla bla.
Point is, doesnt sound like the kid is going to make it in Cup racing. Unless....