Graham doesn’t think he will have that problem with his father.
“We both get along so well, and more than all that, I trust him. I trust Dad will make the right call,” Graham said. “All my life, I’ve had questions, I’ve gone to Dad. So this will be nice for me because he’s here now. And we are so alike, everyone will tell you he and I are so similar, it’s kind of freaky. We are always thinking on the same page, our approach to life and to racing is the same, our outlook, the way we operate. I just don’t think there’s going to be any problems.”
Bobby is more cautious.
“There has to be that respect level where you treat each other on a business level, and you can really degrade that because there are emotional issues in this,” he said. “I have to have respect for his views and his opinions and what he’s done on the race track, and he’s seen what we’ve done on the race track and we’ve done as a team. I think there’s an equal level of respect right now, and that’s crucial. I don’t think we would have had this same level of respect three or four years ago, and we’re in a sweet spot right now.
“We have to keep it there. And there’s a fear of it getting away from there, for me, for me, because this relationship, this partnership is all about Graham winning races. Not me. If Graham wins races, then our team wins races and I do by extension. So I’m going to have to stay on my toes and keep this relationship professional.”