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.