I think this game was one of our hardest fought victories of the year. Almond's record doesn't indicate the competitiveness of their team and I'm proud of the girls for how they battled the whole game.
Mexico is upside down. Everything that should have gone up -- employment, salaries, competitiveness -- has gone down. And what should have gone down -- insecurity, taxes, oil prices and electricity rates -- has gone up.
They definitely can. It's going to be as difficult, maybe more difficult, this year, though. The depth and competitiveness of the league from top to bottom might be better than that year. That was a tremendous, tremendous team, obviously.
Detroit needs to increase its competitiveness by focusing on things it does well, like Ford's F-Series pickup trucks, and they need to discard brands that have outlived their usefulness, like Buick, Mercury and perhaps Pontiac.
I have gone to several races and been intrigued by the competitiveness of this sport -- the way they go out and compete each and every week. The thought of being involved in that at such a high level was exciting to both of us.
I'm definitely optimistic about our competitiveness in 2006. I think if this team works hard all year, we'll be in good shape for the championship. There are so many good drivers in this series, it won't be easy, but that is what makes winning all the better.