The promiscuous business of wooing and retaining drivers for the 2009 season and beyond will underpin much of the current Sprint Cup season, even with 16 weeks remaining. This so-called "Silly Season" process, a summer rite that has bloomed in spring the past two years, needs little embellishment, but here are a few plausible scenarios that could make things pretty interesting in the near- and far-terms.
Not to say we're advocating these moves. In fact, a couple are absurd. And we don't have to take calls from insecure drivers, texts from agents also assuaging those insecure drivers, and rue why the sponsor's CEO isn't taking our call. In a garage humming like a reactor, these ideas could bring on a nuclear-like reaction.
Anyway, GEM is improving, notably with
Time to streamline, send the fully sponsored McMurray, who is 20th in points, to Yates, where he will be in a competitive situation with the barely sponsored