When you own the series, the most successful track in the series, and a two-car team in the series, you have to avoid the appearance of impropriety. Guys like Roger Penske and Chip Ganassi aren’t in the business of betting against the house, and so...
(Vision Racing) has made some organizational changes effective immediately. Former crew chief, Keven Kukuliwicz (a.k.a. Keven Kaye) has been named to the post of team manager, taking on the additional responsibility for the operation of the race team. Kukuliwicz follows Larry Curry as Vision Racing’s team manager.Now I’m not so naïve as to believe there aren’t plenty of others who look to work around the rules, but the fact is if you get caught there should be consequences. (Insert Judas Priest's “Breaking the law!”)
Curry was one of the first employees of Vision Racing when team owners Tony and Laura George formed the team from assets purchased through the sale of Kelley Racing in 2005.
“Larry has been an asset to the growth and building of Vision Racing,” George said. “However, after full review of the facts surrounding the disallowance of the teams qualifying runs at Homestead-Miami Speedway, Larry and I agreed that a breach of what amounts to the teams code of conduct had occurred and as team manager he was expected to uphold a very high standard, but in this instance fell short.”
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It’s unfortunate this news comes out on a Friday afternoon when no one will notice it. Not because of any animosity towards Larry Curry personally, but rather due to the fact that it’s just so surprising to see a motorsports team step up and make a statement that they don’t condone cheating.
Instead of say featuring the cheater in the sponsor’s commercials.