Yeah, it is tough. He really lost the most valuable pieces of his team over the last few years, and with the market the way it is, it is hard to find money to buy new ones. (Insert crew chiefs names here.)
But the mystic of "The Snake" really took a different turn when he transitioned from driver to owner only.
He had a great run as a driver and a really good run as an owner as well. He put some great teams together over the years, and we will see him around. He won't be gone from the sport totally.