Another interesting topic to follow this year will be the number of teams that show up at all of the races. That is what I consider to be a full-time team. My unofficial count has 38 full-time confirmed teams. There could be more to follow, such as the #07, 09, 49, 90, and 96 teams that could run all the races. The #13 team with Max Papis is also a possibility to show up every week. We don't necessarily need 43 cars to have a great race. I don't have any problem with start and park teams showing up and making the race. The only problem that I would have with those teams is if they get in the way of more competitive teams. If those teams make the race and go to the garage after a few laps and don't get in the way of anybody, I really do not have any problem with that. Every team has to realize who they are. Teams should not try to do things that they can't do. Those teams realize that they can't run very long and they don't try to do it. As long as they don't cause problems for anyone, they should be allowed to do that. The problem that those teams face is trying to build up what they have enough to run the entire race. That is not an easy proposition even if you have help from other teams. The advice that I would give those teams is try to build up your team enough to where you can run the entire race. You more than likely won't last very long as a start and park team. There are many ways to do it. If you want some help, I am almost always ready to chat.
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