I wonder if he had the feeling he'd never be the "#1 guy" at Roush, what with Martin being there and MacMurray's much-ballyhooed slide into the #6, defending champ or not. Plus I'd bet Miller's throwing a boatload of money at him and he just couldn't pass on it.
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Did you see that article with Felix Sabates ripping on Jack (I'll try and fish that up and paste it in here as an edit). Sounds like he was none too please that Jack stole McMurray from Ganassi and essentially said Jack was getting a bit of his own medicine, You don't often see the owners ripping on each other.
Rogan said after the Main Event, the beard was his (and many others) tribute to the late Evan Tanner, who apparently had a wild beard like that at the time of his passing. They had to sport it for 2 months.