I've been thinking that that's what it is too, plus preventing damage to her brand. If she drops to late models (not fulltime, I just mean occasional races) and does absolutely nothing, then it's going to lower her stock, so can they risk it, even if she does need the seat time?I heard the same stuff about her time at TRD. And Hailie's camp not wanting to run her in Late Models in off weeks because it might "hurt her confidence."
It seems like she's basically stuck in this current situation where they need her to just start performing at the truck level itself. Not ready to move up, not going to move down. I think all their eggs are in one basket with this season being make or break.