JJ Yeley Out at Hall of Fame Racing

Charlie TurnerSenior Writer IAugust 7, 2008

If there is a margin for error, a honeymoon period, or a long-term plan, it's getting shorter all the time NASCAR's Sprint Cup Series.

JJ Yeley has been replaced at Hall of Fame Racing by Brad Coleman, a 20-year-old rookie who drives in the Nationwide Series for Baker-Curb Racing.

Coleman is talented and has been on the radar for awhile, making the big splash when Baker-Curb announced him as their main guy last season.

But Brad Coleman is no JJ Yeley.  Not yet anyway.  He’s never had a season like Yeley had in 2003.  Not many drivers have ever had a season like Yeley’s 2003.  But that was then and that was USAC.  The last couple of years have been different, trying to make a mark in NASCAR’s top series.

I can’t help thinking that Yeley’s talent will buy him another opportunity.  He can go race something else, sure.  He will.  But there is unfinished business in the Sprint Cup Series.  I hope he gets the chance again.