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Morgan-McClure suffers without multi-car roster
Greg from Fort Carson, Colo.: What do Morgan-McClure Motorsports and Scott Wimmer need to do to catch a break? How did they go from the penthouse to the outhouse on plate tracks? Jeff Hammond: I really believe that owner Larry McClure is a victim of single-car team. On numerous occasions, that organization has tried to put together a multi-car team in a great facility in Abingdon, Va. To be competitive in today's world, you have to be three, four or five teams deep to benefit from the technology, resources and information that flow through all of the teams. That's their biggest hang-up right now. Even though they're a Chevrolet team, they don't have a direct connection, and they're not as tight as they need to be. It only takes one little hiccup, and all of the sudden, you can fall behind. Morgan-McClure Motorsports was really strong in restrictor plate racing, and we saw a similar situation happen this year at Dale Earnhardt Inc. At one time, DEI cars were almost unbeatable, whether it was Michael Waltrip, Dale Earnhardt Jr. or even Martin Truex Jr. Earnhardt won the Busch race at Daytona, but he and DEI weren't a factor in the Nextel Cup race. When you're a one-car operation, you fall further and harder, and that's what we're looking at here. It's the sad, hard facts of what NASCAR has become. You've got to have a teammate, and you're better off having two teammates. If you don't have two teammates, you're basically outnumbered.
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