Agree on all counts. Would be nice if they could just get both cars ready and either have one as a backup or run both.keep in mind they would have to front half both cars anyway for 2024 due to tubing requirement changes so all they are really out is the engine damages. They certainly need to evaluate the engine program in the off time.
From what I can see, there are two problems with that car. The reliability (blowing stuff up) and the application of power. If they can get the latter nailed down, it may remedy the former.