Late one night on the weekend of the '94 WSB season finale in Sugo, Japan, Muzzy got a knock on his hotel door. He remembers the conversation. "He said, 'I've just got to tell you, remember those discussions we used to have? I now understand. I can't tell you how many times problems would come up and I'd say to myself, What would Rob do?' I said, 'Well, hey, that's OK, Merlyn, I told you that before. We just see things differently.'" When Plumlee left at the end of 1994 and returned to American Honda, "it was easy for me to understand," Muzzy says.