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Post by Spannerhead29 (Nelson) on Tue Jul 17, 2012 8:44 am

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Re: Bob Osborne steps down from #99 crew chief

Post by Racerfan275 on Tue Jul 17, 2012 9:13 am

Wonder what health issues, anyway Norris is a good replacement.

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Re: Bob Osborne steps down from #99 crew chief

Post by PKligBKFan on Tue Jul 17, 2012 9:43 am

Nice excuse Osborne. I mean come on, he's low in the standings. He isn't stepping down due to health issues, it's most likely because they're doing poorly and aren't even in the Chase...
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Post by conrail1990 on Tue Jul 17, 2012 10:24 am

PKligBKFan wrote:Nice excuse Osborne. I mean come on, he's low in the standings. He isn't stepping down due to health issues, it's most likely because they're doing poorly and aren't even in the Chase...
I dont think a health issue is an "excuse".

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Bob Osborne is transitioning away from his role as crew chief of the #99 Fastenal Sprint Cup team at Roush Fenway Racing, team owner Jack Roush announced today. Roush Fenway veteran Chad Norris will be the crew chief for the #99 effective immediately. Osborne will remain with the organization as a senior member of the organization's management team and steering committee. "I have had the pleasure of working with Carl Edwards for the past nine years and, during that time, my focus has been building a championship-caliber program," Osborne said. "I'm proud of the 18 wins we've had together in Sprint Cup Series competition and our two second-place points finishes. At this time in my life, however, concerns with my health have necessitated that I change my role within the organization. This transition is not an easy one, but I'm thankful to have the full support of Jack, Carl and the entire organization. I also have every confidence in Chad Norris, and I look forward to working with him as we continue to pursue a championship in 2012. I also appreciate the privacy and respect that the community will give me and my family during this difficult time."(RFR), see full post on my #99 Team News and Links page.(7-17-2012)
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Post by BWard on Tue Jul 17, 2012 10:50 am

Shame to see him leave, as he once put Edwards in a battle for the Championship.
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Post by Spannerhead29 (Nelson) on Tue Jul 17, 2012 10:58 am

BWardboy88 wrote:Shame to see him leave, as he put Edwards in a battle for the Championship three times.
Fixed.
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Re: Bob Osborne steps down from #99 crew chief

Post by Blake Camphausen on Tue Jul 17, 2012 11:22 am

PKligBKFan wrote:Nice excuse Osborne. I mean come on, he's low in the standings. He isn't stepping down due to health issues, it's most likely because they're doing poorly and aren't even in the Chase...
So he nearly wins the title, twice, has one poor season, and gives it up because of the poor season alone? On what planet does that make sense?
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Re: Bob Osborne steps down from #99 crew chief

Post by PKligBKFan on Tue Jul 17, 2012 11:25 am

Blake Camphausen wrote:
PKligBKFan wrote:Nice excuse Osborne. I mean come on, he's low in the standings. He isn't stepping down due to health issues, it's most likely because they're doing poorly and aren't even in the Chase...
So he nearly wins the title, twice, has one poor season, and gives it up because of the poor season alone? On what planet does that make sense?

The planet where the same thing happened with Mike Ford... Remember who the owner is. Jack Roush who is extremely picky.
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Re: Bob Osborne steps down from #99 crew chief

Post by Blake Camphausen on Tue Jul 17, 2012 12:20 pm

PKligBKFan wrote:
Blake Camphausen wrote:
PKligBKFan wrote:Nice excuse Osborne. I mean come on, he's low in the standings. He isn't stepping down due to health issues, it's most likely because they're doing poorly and aren't even in the Chase...
So he nearly wins the title, twice, has one poor season, and gives it up because of the poor season alone? On what planet does that make sense?

The planet where the same thing happened with Mike Ford... Remember who the owner is. Jack Roush who is extremely picky.
Mike didn't step down, Mike was replaced. And Jack is picky, but he also knows the team almost won the title last year.
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Re: Bob Osborne steps down from #99 crew chief

Post by PKligBKFan on Tue Jul 17, 2012 12:24 pm

Well those are just my thoughts. If it comes out that Bob actually does have some sort of illness, I wish him the best but I'm just not buying it.
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Re: Bob Osborne steps down from #99 crew chief

Post by Sparkz47 on Tue Jul 17, 2012 1:01 pm

PKligBKFan wrote:Well those are just my thoughts. If it comes out that Bob actually does have some sort of illness, I wish him the best but I'm just not buying it.

I think you're just reading way too much into it, to be honest. They've been championship contenders almost every year, and came within a hair's breadth of winning it last year. The man's a professional, so I can't think of any reason on God's green Earth that he would be backing out due to one year of bad luck. And even if he were, why would he still be with the organization? If he were leaving due to performance, don't you think he'd want to go somewhere that would give him a better chance?


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Re: Bob Osborne steps down from #99 crew chief

Post by day500champ1 on Tue Jul 17, 2012 1:10 pm

I think what is funny about this is Bob has been replaced before in '06. And Carl sucked that year missing the Chase and not winning a single race and this was after winning 4 races and finishing in a tie for 2nd in '05.

When Bob returned in '07, the team instantly turned around. Carl broke his winless drought at Michigan and everything seem fine.

So, I'm interested to see what happens now.
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Post by RealRacer4 on Tue Jul 17, 2012 6:13 pm

I honestly did not see this coming. It seems like a weird excuse of why Bob Osbourne's leaving the #99 team. I hope Carl Edwards gets a crew chief that's just as good, if not, better than Osbourne.

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Re: Bob Osborne steps down from #99 crew chief

Post by bartman97 on Fri Jul 20, 2012 1:59 am

PKligBKFan wrote:Well those are just my thoughts. If it comes out that Bob actually does have some sort of illness, I wish him the best but I'm just not buying it.

So you know who Bob Osborne is in person? Maybe he does have an illness.
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Re: Bob Osborne steps down from #99 crew chief

Post by Cynon on Fri Jul 20, 2012 8:44 pm

PKligBKFan wrote:Nice excuse Osborne. I mean come on, he's low in the standings. He isn't stepping down due to health issues, it's most likely because they're doing poorly and aren't even in the Chase...

If Osborne had had a bunch of mediocre years with Edwards I might buy that, but I don't.

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Re: Bob Osborne steps down from #99 crew chief

Post by Spen on Sat Jul 21, 2012 12:03 pm

3 wins in the last three and a half years is kinda mediocre.
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Re: Bob Osborne steps down from #99 crew chief

Post by RyanB06 on Sat Jul 21, 2012 12:23 pm

Spen wrote:3 wins in the last three and a half years is kinda mediocre.

Finishing in a flat-footed tie for the points crown last season (and losing it on a tie-breaker), on the other hand, is not.
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