Cole Pearn stepping away from NASCAR

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  1. Charlie Spencer

    Charlie Spencer Short tracks and road courses.

    For me, it raises more questions about the organization they're leaving than what they're going to do when they're gone.
     
  2. Charlie Spencer

    Charlie Spencer Short tracks and road courses.

    I imagine that was a lot easier in Jr's day when more of the schedule was in the southeast, and spending a weekend with Dad didn't disrupt the school week. I suspect for many of today's kids, going back and forth every weekend can get pretty boring, and cut into the time they want to spend with their friends.
     
  3. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

    one way to get back if you are pissed off is to say f you nicely and do what Carl and now Pearn did. Wouldn't it be something if Pearn showed up working for another team next year. :p
     
  4. kkfan91

    kkfan91 Taking a 10-200

    Cause he is Canadian
     
  5. bigspud

    bigspud Team Owner

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  6. bigspud

    bigspud Team Owner

    that was not tape they put on dennys car,
    it was a piece of bear bond the size of alaska.
    deliberate sabotage in both cases for gibbs cars.
    no wonder kyle was so low key,
    i think he was truly embarrassed to be part of the show.
     
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  7. Revman

    Revman 2X CHAMPION

    Milk toast response from you. I am disappointed. Cole hated NC from the very beginning. Most knew that. Where is the Preacher ran him out narrative? Damn.
     
  8. Revman

    Revman 2X CHAMPION

    There it is.
     
  9. Revman

    Revman 2X CHAMPION

    That that POS organization which won 19 times, and represented 3 of 4 at Homestead? What a mess.
     
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  10. Marcingak

    Marcingak Team Owner

    They sabotaged his tires so Kyle could win.
     
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  11. SlicedBread22

    SlicedBread22 #TeamJL

    Screenshot_20191210-205548_Facebook.jpg Obviously fake but :XXROFL:
     
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  12. Formerjackman

    Formerjackman Team Owner

    I'm not saying it applies here, but SOMETIMES, the most successful organizations are the most miserable places to work. I know from personal experience that the more successful my employer gets, the less personal satisfaction and enjoyment I get from working there.
     
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  13. Team Penske

    Team Penske Team Owner

    For one thing he is Canadian and another point could be the Pinty's series
    seems to be a more stable series to play in. Truck teams don't seem to be long lasting or profitable.
     
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  14. aunty dive

    aunty dive Team Owner

    The nonsense never seems to end.
     
  15. acmerocket

    acmerocket Team Owner

    its going to be a long winter.
     
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  16. Hawaii808

    Hawaii808 Team Owner

    Come on February 9th!
     
  17. Turtle84

    Turtle84 gained a step

    Imagine bold predicting Cole Pearn to walk away before Chad Knaus and Jimmie Johnson.

    Hold your breath moments for the Truex denier's next season...
     
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  18. Turtle84

    Turtle84 gained a step

    and it won't. Welcome to the internets :D
     
  19. Charlie Spencer

    Charlie Spencer Short tracks and road courses.

    I didn't call JGR a piece of s#!t. I didn't say they don't win. I didn't call it a mess. Don't put words in my mouth.

    It's possible for an organization to be very successful and still be an unpleasant place to work. I'm not stating JGR is, I'm asking if it could be. It could be one of many possible explanations why two critical employees at the top of their game chose to leave abruptly.

    EDIT: posted before I read @Formerjackman 's post saying essentially the same thing.
     
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  20. MRM

    MRM Team Owner

    Burn out is a serious thing in racing. NASCAR is no exception to it with the schedule they maintain. Wonder if Pearn might end up in the TV booth?
     
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  21. Charlie Spencer

    Charlie Spencer Short tracks and road courses.

    Working the TV booth is still spending weekends on the road for months at a time. While the preparation is different and not as intense, there's still work to be done during the week to get ready.
     
  22. 28car

    28car Team Owner

    maybe Cole had a $ number to have in his bank account, then he would hang it up
    his year end bonus put him over that number
    time to hang out with the kids
    end of story
     
  23. MRM

    MRM Team Owner

    Everybody is having to take pay cuts, that's what there are so many people leaving.
     
  24. Turtle84

    Turtle84 gained a step

    It sounds like quite the grind.

    I'll go with a solid no on the tv booth for Pearn though.
     
  25. Formerjackman

    Formerjackman Team Owner

    The TV people have a dress code too...........
     
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  26. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

    Could be the Yota folks tried to clone him into the organization and he bolted
     
  27. Truex_rox

    Truex_rox 19 looks better than ever.

    Heh. Typical Cole Pearn. Part of the reason why I liked him! He had wits as well as being a great crew chief. Who can blame him for what he said on his departure? He had a pretty straightforward way of dealing with all of the speculation and nonsense surrounding it and snuffed it out. Good for him.
     
  28. Formerjackman

    Formerjackman Team Owner

    Could be he felt that too many of his "secrets" were getting shared with his teammates. Also possible that he just felt he didn't fit into a large organization well. FRR was a real anomaly among Cup teams. If you're used to that environment, a mega team like TRD/Gibbs could be a real culture shock. I will also point out that his "family" might just be a cover for the very real possibility that he has a contract that would preclude him from going to work for another team for X amount of time.
     
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  29. aunty dive

    aunty dive Team Owner

    Thread needs more Oprah.
     
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  30. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

    looking at what Gibbs did to Suarez with Arris and they were just a sponsor, it makes sense.
     
  31. aunty dive

    aunty dive Team Owner

    And some Dr. Phil.
     
  32. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

    being the big fish in a small pond to just one of the hoard and with all of the rules and micro management of a large operation had to be a big change. Working for Barney compared to Gibbs? Colorado to Charlotte? I know my family followed the corporate ladder and some of the places the family went to were do whatever it takes to get out of there. I'm not going to name the places because some around here live close to those places.
     
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    KTMLew01 Team Owner

     

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  35. aunty dive

    aunty dive Team Owner

    Dr. Phil’s remarks were especially on point.
     
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  36. Formerjackman

    Formerjackman Team Owner

    Hey, it's the off season and we're just throwing out possible explanations for the hell of it. It's sort of like trying to pick winning lottery numbers. Some day, we may find out that one of us was right....... Personally, I don't really give a s*** that he IS gone and even less WHY he is gone. To me it just means that my favorite team's number one competitor just lost a key guy. That makes me smile. Beyond that, I just like to speculate, and I like it even more when it seems to bother some people. :)
     
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  37. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

    Ya know when ya put it all together, Gibbs with Yota's blessing starving out Barney to get Truex and Pearn, and KaBoom Karma strikes.
     
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  38. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

    Maybe the contract only applies to the lower 48 and he can get around it and does something in the Pinty's series
     
  39. bigspud

    bigspud Team Owner

    this forum needs a tin foil hat thread.
     
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  40. aunty dive

    aunty dive Team Owner

    Cole Pearn had yet to be conceived when the current Pinty’s mandatory shocks were the hot setup on the race tracks of North America. It would be like stealing and eating his children’s Halloween candy.

    He seems like a “never go back” kind of guy to me.
     

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