Tony Stewart is your NASCAR Sprint Cup Champion [Tony Stewart]

Nov 20, 2011 Full story: Jalopnik 133

Tony Stewart edged out Carl Edwards in a season-ending Sprint Cup race that featured more yellows than a terrible pack of Mike & Ikes, more passes than Herman Cain at a secretary convention, and more hot drier action than an Atlantic City salon on New Year's Eve.

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Mountain Dew

United States

#42 Nov 25, 2011
Its not right NASCAR wrote:
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He's been Sucking NASCAR ASS for years... LOL
If thats what you call 3 championships I hope he continues...lol
Its not right NASCAR

Columbus, OH

#43 Nov 26, 2011
Mountain Dew wrote:
<quoted text>If thats what you call 3 championships I hope he continues...lol
Yeah, as long as drivers let Tony Stewart pass them to catch up to Carl Edwards after being in 40th place!

“I rest my case!”

Since: Nov 09

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#44 Nov 26, 2011
all these disappointed JJ & Edward fans....suck it up & dry your tears you cry babies!!
Mountain Dew

United States

#45 Nov 27, 2011
Its not right NASCAR wrote:
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Yeah, as long as drivers let Tony Stewart pass them to catch up to Carl Edwards after being in 40th place!
I guess you noticed most drivers don't care much for Mr ED.

Since: Oct 11

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#46 Nov 27, 2011
Thrilling end!!
CatRod53

Fort Wayne, IN

#47 Nov 27, 2011
I am excited that Tony won the championship, and I don't blame the doubters for wondering how it happened. I have to admit the way he won it is totally unbelievable!

He had so many opportunities slip through his fingers during the season. Without a win he barely squeaked into the Chase. He kicked it off with back-to-back wins, then amazingly outran every other car to win 5 of the 10 Chase races, which by itself turned out to be the deciding factor in determining the Championship.

We've all heard it said that when Tony sets his mind to something, nothing can stop him. If that played a key role in the 2011 Chase, then I hope he keeps that mindset throughout the remainder of his racing career.

This really turned out to be a "somebody pinch me" season!

“I am the Illuminati :):) ”

Since: Sep 11

Location hidden

#49 Nov 28, 2011
I kept telling my old man to shut up or go out to the garage race day. Because he kept bitching it was only a 2 man race.But watching it a 2nd time without all the excitment it really did look like a 2 man race. The other 40+ cars looked like they were on a Sunday drive. Tony &Carl it looked like the only 2 cars driving wide open. No big deal Smoke won :-):-):-)

“How We Roll”

Since: Nov 08

Area 51, Nevada

#50 Nov 28, 2011
Manic depressive wrote:
The other 40+ cars looked like they were on a Sunday drive.
If I had to guess why that is, I would say because that's how Chad would do it. For instance- Jimmie's last race was run with the same smashed up car from the Charlotte event. Basically what Chad's been doing all along is saving his best stuff when it counts the most.

If that concept is used by other teams, that means Stewart may have brought out HIS silver bullets for the chase races. I'd imagine these cars are prepared with an excess of man hours, and the setup data could also have been tweaked a bit with help from teams with invested interest in a Chevy w/HMS Engines/Chassis beating a Ford/Roush mobile.

But yeah - it did look like a Sunday Drive, but the same chase strategy applies for driving: You got to choose your battles wisely. Know when to hold'em, know when to fold'em, right? Just don't pay to invest in a losing hand...

(I know ya'll miss my ramblings.)

“smokes~ mojo”

Since: Dec 06

kepin' the ears on the big dog

#51 Nov 28, 2011
alpinedigital wrote:
<quoted text>If I had to guess why that is, I would say because that's how Chad would do it. For instance- Jimmie's last race was run with the same smashed up car from the Charlotte event. Basically what Chad's been doing all along is saving his best stuff when it counts the most.

If that concept is used by other teams, that means Stewart may have brought out HIS silver bullets for the chase races. I'd imagine these cars are prepared with an excess of man hours, and the setup data could also have been tweaked a bit with help from teams with invested interest in a Chevy w/HMS Engines/Chassis beating a Ford/Roush mobile.

But yeah - it did look like a Sunday Drive, but the same chase strategy applies for driving: You got to choose your battles wisely. Know when to hold'em, know when to fold'em, right? Just don't pay to invest in a losing hand...

(I know ya'll miss my ramblings.)
just glad it was anyone but jimmy

“How We Roll”

Since: Nov 08

Area 51, Nevada

#52 Nov 28, 2011
ruttrosmokesmojo wrote:
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just glad it was anyone but jimmy
What if it was Kurt or Kyle? They'd already got enough attention from their off-color shenanigans.

I would rather it goes to whomever is most deserving, so Tony, Carl, Kev, Brad and Matt were the best candidates and if none of them, I'd give it right back to JJ even though he's not a popular vote for who fans wan, but look what everyone else was doing in the chase... some really bad performances. The new points system isn't increasingly more forgiving the further back you finish like the old system. Hell I bet JJ's best chase performances wouldn't have beat Carl's 2011 Chase.

“smokes~ mojo”

Since: Dec 06

kepin' the ears on the big dog

#53 Nov 28, 2011
Not a fan of Kurt or Kyle(because of the personality issues) but I would have taken them over Jimmie any day of the week.JMO But I do not think Jimmy deserved more than one of his championships.Thinks nascar handed him the other 4 on a silver platter..again JMO... Think nascar meddling has irreversibly screwed Nascar.They have lost more fans with the shameful meddling...if it was the economy the TV ratings would be more.. they are pitiful as well. There biggest problem is consistancy their picking and choosing when to enforce the rules and when they choose to follow rules. They need to work on consistent enforcement. They Damn Kyle to hell for his crashes... but apparently Vickers can announce he is taking people out and go out and hit everything but the tow truck and that is A-OK in there book? Inconsistent rules and enforcement is killing them.

The grey area for teams ...inconsistent... some teams it is the size of Texas other Rhode Island. Nobody knows where their team falls.

“smokes~ mojo”

Since: Dec 06

kepin' the ears on the big dog

#54 Nov 28, 2011
And it is the inconsistent Nascar that will put Jimmie/chad un deservingly in to the Hall of fame.They need to be in the Hall of Shame.

“How We Roll”

Since: Nov 08

Area 51, Nevada

#55 Nov 28, 2011
ruttrosmokesmojo wrote:
Not a fan of Kurt or Kyle(because of the personality issues) but I would have taken them over Jimmie any day of the week.JMO But I do not think Jimmy deserved more than one of his championships.Thinks nascar handed him the other 4 on a silver platter..again JMO... Think nascar meddling has irreversibly screwed Nascar.They have lost more fans with the shameful meddling...if it was the economy the TV ratings would be more.. they are pitiful as well. There biggest problem is consistancy their picking and choosing when to enforce the rules and when they choose to follow rules. They need to work on consistent enforcement. They Damn Kyle to hell for his crashes... but apparently Vickers can announce he is taking people out and go out and hit everything but the tow truck and that is A-OK in there book? Inconsistent rules and enforcement is killing them.
The grey area for teams ...inconsistent... some teams it is the size of Texas other Rhode Island. Nobody knows where their team falls.
Wow where do you GET all this conspiracy crap from? Are you on twitter arguing this point with anyone who matters or just here where you can call BS to anyone who disagrees with u?

“How We Roll”

Since: Nov 08

Area 51, Nevada

#56 Nov 28, 2011
ruttrosmokesmojo wrote:
Not a fan of Kurt or Kyle(because of the personality issues) but I would have taken them over Jimmie any day of the week.JMO
That's about what a common biased hater opinion should sound like.
ruttrosmokesmojo wrote:
But I do not think Jimmy deserved more than one of his championships.Thinks nascar handed him the other 4 on a silver platter..again JMO...
You do realize how old that broken record is, right? Thats a boatload of bullshit only the worst haters even attempt to argue. It's not even really opinion, its just hater comments, cuzz I dont believe even u are stupid enough to believe it.
ruttrosmokesmojo wrote:
They have lost more fans with the shameful meddling...if it was the economy the TV ratings would be more.. they are pitiful as well.
I'm sure you have all the facts to back that up, right? You know after each race how many people attended and what the TV rating were or are you indulging in the stupidity your hater friends here are telling you?
ruttrosmokesmojo wrote:
There biggest problem is consistancy their picking and choosing when to enforce the rules and when they choose to follow rules. They need to work on consistent enforcement.
Actually that's YOUR biggest problem because you're the main one complaining about it. Everything that happens in NASCAR is discussed right as it happens, up until I'd say 1-2 hrs after the race. All the details about why the decisions are made are announced.
ruttrosmokesmojo wrote:
They Damn Kyle to hell for his crashes... but apparently Vickers can announce he is taking people out... Inconsistent rules and enforcement is killing them.
Kenseth doesnt have 1/10th the history of BS Kyle's been involved with in just his last 2 seasons. As for the Vickers thing, I think you're reaching there because the circumstances aren't even near enough the same for you to be comparing them in the first place.

yeah... just waiting for u to say you're on twitter getting the feedback before it gets filtered for the media. You don't sound to me as if you are.

“How We Roll”

Since: Nov 08

Area 51, Nevada

#57 Nov 28, 2011
Dang, I had two conversations happening at once; I meant to say Vickers doesn't have 1/10th the history of BS Kyle's been involved in but then nobody does. So it don't matter. Point is, your assessments are wack. You're just one of the many butt-hurt whiners who can't accept reality.

“smokes~ mojo”

Since: Dec 06

kepin' the ears on the big dog

#58 Nov 28, 2011
It is my opinion and i am entitled to it.... just as you are entitled to yours... no matter how wrong you are and how right I am. More proof out there i am right that proof you are....:P have a great night... no bodies in jimmies forum right?

“How We Roll”

Since: Nov 08

Area 51, Nevada

#59 Nov 28, 2011
ruttrosmokesmojo wrote:
It is my opinion and i am entitled to it.... just as you are entitled to yours... no matter how wrong you are and how right I am. More proof out there i am right that proof you are....:P have a great night... no bodies in jimmies forum right?
I dont have opinions. I have precisely calculated probability assessments.

Did u catch how I didnt MAKE claims to argue your so-called opinion? I only asked if you have the sources to confirm. Which you have yet to provide so without having proposed that your sources are even reliable, you're still the one in the hole with the jibber jabber.

... and thank you for playing.
Its not right NASCAR

Columbus, OH

#61 Nov 29, 2011
alpinedigital wrote:
<quoted text>
I dont have opinions. I have precisely calculated probability assessments.
Did u catch how I didnt MAKE claims to argue your so-called opinion? I only asked if you have the sources to confirm. Which you have yet to provide so without having proposed that your sources are even reliable, you're still the one in the hole with the jibber jabber.
... and thank you for playing.
This guy has NO clue, lol NO opinion? But precisely calculated probability assessments? LOL, OK I guess YOU can pick the winner of each race too, by how many fans he has or how often he has a bowel movement!
CatRod53

Fort Wayne, IN

#62 Nov 29, 2011
ruttrosmokesmojo wrote:
And it is the inconsistent Nascar that will put Jimmie/chad un deservingly in to the Hall of fame.They need to be in the Hall of Shame.
Powerful statements - and they accurately represent the way most of us see it!
debrobeaudean

Ridgewood, NY

#63 Nov 29, 2011
ruttrosmokesmojo wrote:
Not a fan of Kurt or Kyle(because of the personality issues) but I would have taken them over Jimmie any day of the week.JMO But I do not think Jimmy deserved more than one of his championships.Thinks nascar handed him the other 4 on a silver platter..again JMO... Think nascar meddling has irreversibly screwed Nascar.They have lost more fans with the shameful meddling...if it was the economy the TV ratings would be more.. they are pitiful as well. There biggest problem is consistancy their picking and choosing when to enforce the rules and when they choose to follow rules. They need to work on consistent enforcement. They Damn Kyle to hell for his crashes... but apparently Vickers can announce he is taking people out and go out and hit everything but the tow truck and that is A-OK in there book? Inconsistent rules and enforcement is killing them.
The grey area for teams ...inconsistent... some teams it is the size of Texas other Rhode Island. Nobody knows where their team falls.
absolutely perfectly said..

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