Well, knock me down with a feather! Turns out we might have had this whole the Car of Tomorrow is garbage thing wrong after all!
There are certain unanswerable questions in life -- like, for example, chocolate or vanilla? Blonde or brunette? Beyonce or Megan Fox? NASCAR has its own variation on this dilemma, namely, what's more crucial to success, the car or the driver? Historically, it's a question that has been both damn-near impossible to answer with any measure of confidence and one that sparks endless debate.
Enter the hated CoT, which may well have gone a long way toward settling the matter. And if this article from the OrlandoSentinel.com doesn't provide a definitive answer, it certainly offers food for thought. In short, the article makes a compelling argument that, at this stage anyway, it's the driver.
Put it this way: How's Sliced Bread doing in the No. 20 Home Depot Toyota that Tony Stewart drove straight to the Chase in 2008? Or what about Casey Mears in the No. 07? 'Nuff said.
So, remember, the next time you curse out the car and blame it for creating less-than-stellar racing, remember: It's good for something!