She claims she never had the full support of her team. Team owner Tony Stewart has now come out and said she came to him about firing crew chief Tony Gibson, whom he had recommended. "We gave her everything we gave everybody else on that team," Stewart said. "She was the one that didn't believe in (competition director) Zippy and me when we told her Tony Gibson was the right crew chief for her, yet she insisted on a different crew chief anyway". Stewart continues, "I've kept this under my belt this whole time. But lately I'm hearing her say the team didn't believe in her, which isn't right". "We all believed in her. But the best crew chief we had and the best pairing for her she didn't want. She was her own worst enemy in that equation."