Yeah I guess Mr. Smiley Man knows it all. If he knew anything about something he would know that Martinsville is one of Jr's good tracks and he would also know that if he watched the race outside of the 1/4 of the actual race they show on TV that Jr was a top 10 car all day until they kept losing spots on pit road. Martinsville is a very big track position track and they just lost too many positions on pit road to make it up, then when they got back up in 15th or so they were an adjustment or 2 behind. Thats what happens when your crew chief is an idiot and tells the driver to get closer to the wall during his pit stop so he can get out around the 17 easier, but it made no sense and then when Dale Jr got too close to the wall and the jackman didn't have room to get the car jacked up on the left side they lost a ton of time and spots. Then Mr. Genius Lance McGrew decides to put a spring rubber in, which takes alot of time, on another stop and they lost all the ground they made up from the time before. So that guy thinks he knows alot, but he knows nothing. Jr had a much better car then 15th, but with those bad calls they were lucky only to have a driver to get back up that far without getting involved in a wreck by being put in the back time after time because of a dumb crew chief. The difference between this year and last, first of all is that Jr has been running better so far, but they are still making too many mistakes and not making the car better through the middle and end of the races. If they can do that, then yes they can make the chase. If they continue to shoot themselves in the foot, then it will be tough to make the chase. They need to start putting complete races together instead of like at Martinsville, where they had a top 10 car until they lost so much ground at which point you don't know what you have with your car, you're just trying to get caught back up and then you get behind on adjustments. The same thing happened at Bristol with a speeding penalty. So they need to get better and most Dale Jr fans know that, but I think they have a chance to win at several tracks that are left on the schedule if they can put a good solid race together without mistakes and get better with adjustments on the car from start to finish. They can win at Phoenix, Bristol, Richmond, Martinsville, Texas, Talladega and Daytona and the 88 will win 3 or more races this year. They are running better this year at times and the difference between this year and last is that they have caught a couple breaks to help them get a better finish after they made mistakes. Last year one mistake would lead to another and then they would get in a wreck or something would break and it usually happened because of the situation a mistake put them in. This year they have been lucky with a couple finishes and thats a good sign, but they need to rely more on running better because the luck wont last long. He will win and if they can get more consistent they will make the chase too. The haters will be the ones that will be embarrassed because such a horrible driver, in their mind, is one of the top 12 drivers in points when they view him as a 25th place driver where he finished last year. I see alot of signs to point toward things going the right direction, but they have alot of work to do and it starts on top of the pit box. McGrew needs to learn fast and the only real way to do that is by running well, being able to work on the car all race and winning and getting good finishes.