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Preview: Who Will Make the Chase for the Sprint Cup in 2012?

There are 65 comments on the BleacherReport story from Jan 25, 2012, titled Preview: Who Will Make the Chase for the Sprint Cup in 2012?. In it, BleacherReport reports that:

The 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series is shaping up to be another fantastic year. One can only hope for a repeat of a championship battle like the one in 2011.

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debrobeaudean

Calverton, VA

#42 Feb 1, 2012
manic depressive wrote:
<quoted text>I see nothing wrong with any of it . But if I was a women wanting to break into a mans sport. I would want to do it on equal grounds. Getting into the race using my skills as a driver not having the Boss buy way in. I guess what it all boils down to is how much you believe in women's lib. J/S
one thing GOOD this year is that it is going to be HARD for terry Labonte to get into a race to mess things up for racers while driving a purposeful piece of CRAP for HMS.. which has been done for how many yeras now??? champs provisional is the same as buying points and that is what most teams do... but Tony is NOT buying points.. he is going to help Tommy Baldwin in ways that would never be attainable for his small team to improve that 10 team and car.. so Tommy benefits more than Tony.. but Danica is the person they want in this race and with how few slots there are to fill,, I do not blame Tony and go daddy for figuring this out.. Tommy Baldwin is getting a great deal here and I am GLAD the aid goes to him rather than buying a spot in a car for a single race like HMS often DOES
debrobeaudean

Calverton, VA

#43 Feb 1, 2012
manic depressive wrote:
<quoted text>But is she ready for cup? She really did not accomplish a lot in NW.I am wondering if they R pushing her to fast.You have to take in consideration none of the Indy driver have accomplished any thing since moving to cup. I wish her the best . But I will say again. Personally if it was me I would want to prove I could make the field on my own with no help.JMO
I honestly believe that Tony, who would NOT jump into NASCAR before he knew he was not going to make an idiot of himself, has made sure that Danica has off season been working to be completely ready for this season... the lady is used to going a lot faster than the cup guys are she now is used to being batted around.. the guys do NOT show her any unnecessary girl respect which is good but she has been in great equipment as she will be now... I am SURE Go Daddy and Tony and all his office guys are making sure Danica goes out on the track as competitve as anyone else. never ever again will any driver have the advantages Jimmie had in winning so many many races.. the lapped cars keeping anyone with horse power from being able to catch the car in clean air,,so....she might NOT win a race.. there is no longer guaranteeing anyone an advantage like the first pit stall WITH lapped cars holding back the competition..and ALLLLLL the teams and drivers ARE hungry... this WILL be one exciting season.. week by week. Danica is not a pathetic baby.. she is primed and she is ready.

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#44 Feb 1, 2012
debrobeaudean wrote:
<quoted text>I honestly believe that Tony, who would NOT jump into NASCAR before he knew he was not going to make an idiot of himself, has made sure that Danica has off season been working to be completely ready for this season... the lady is used to going a lot faster than the cup guys are she now is used to being batted around.. the guys do NOT show her any unnecessary girl respect which is good but she has been in great equipment as she will be now... I am SURE Go Daddy and Tony and all his office guys are making sure Danica goes out on the track as competitve as anyone else. never ever again will any driver have the advantages Jimmie had in winning so many many races.. the lapped cars keeping anyone with horse power from being able to catch the car in clean air,,so....she might NOT win a race.. there is no longer guaranteeing anyone an advantage like the first pit stall WITH lapped cars holding back the competition..and ALLLLLL the teams and drivers ARE hungry... this WILL be one exciting season.. week by week. Danica is not a pathetic baby.. she is primed and she is ready.
Debi what advantage did JJ have . Come on what advantage.Did Nascar let him get away with running an illegal car NO he was fined & CK was SUSPENDED. More importantly if you go back to ALL the crew chief that were suspended the same yr as CK. Most things Chad was caught doing was very minor the car was a tick of here or there. The other crew chiefs were caught with illegal Collaborators , Shocks, oil pans & engines to name a few. Now Debi look at the SUCCESSFUL Indy drivers that have made the change to Nascar .How many races have they won & Championships??? Now lets see Tommy Baldwin give Hendrick credit for suppling his team with engines & chassis . Tony gives credit to Rick for the same thing even had the head man from Hendricks engineering sitting at the head table at the Banquet. If DP wasnt a pathitic baby as you call it why isnt she proving herself as an equal getting into the race like the big boys do . Not having someone buy her a spot . Personally I think Smoke is doing what he does with every female driver he has employed . Doing what ever it takes to get into here pants .JMO

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#45 Feb 1, 2012
OOOPPPS Carburetor MY BAD

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#46 Feb 1, 2012
debrobeaudean wrote:
<quoted text>one thing GOOD this year is that it is going to be HARD for terry Labonte to get into a race to mess things up for racers while driving a purposeful piece of CRAP for HMS.. which has been done for how many yeras now??? champs provisional is the same as buying points and that is what most teams do... but Tony is NOT buying points.. he is going to help Tommy Baldwin in ways that would never be attainable for his small team to improve that 10 team and car.. so Tommy benefits more than Tony.. but Danica is the person they want in this race and with how few slots there are to fill,, I do not blame Tony and go daddy for figuring this out.. Tommy Baldwin is getting a great deal here and I am GLAD the aid goes to him rather than buying a spot in a car for a single race like HMS often DOES
Debi how much do U want to bet the whole deal was RH Idea??????? After all who Idea was it for Haas to get Tony HMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM
debrobeaudean

United States

#47 Feb 1, 2012
Manic depressive wrote:
<quoted text>Debi what advantage did JJ have . Come on what advantage.Did Nascar let him get away with running an illegal car NO he was fined & CK was SUSPENDED. More importantly if you go back to ALL the crew chief that were suspended the same yr as CK. Most things Chad was caught doing was very minor the car was a tick of here or there. The other crew chiefs were caught with illegal Collaborators , Shocks, oil pans & engines to name a few. Now Debi look at the SUCCESSFUL Indy drivers that have made the change to Nascar .How many races have they won & Championships??? Now lets see Tommy Baldwin give Hendrick credit for suppling his team with engines & chassis . Tony gives credit to Rick for the same thing even had the head man from Hendricks engineering sitting at the head table at the Banquet. If DP wasnt a pathitic baby as you call it why isnt she proving herself as an equal getting into the race like the big boys do . Not having someone buy her a spot . Personally I think Smoke is doing what he does with every female driver he has employed . Doing what ever it takes to get into here pants .JMO
what advantage did JJ have??? the COT... the car that everyone admits drives like CRAP if it isn't in clean air.. the LAPPED cars holding back all the rest of the competitors gave those competitors dirty air making it so they could NOT begin to try to get around them to go after JJ.. that is why JJ won the first 5 COT championships.. they are FRAUDULENT because only a single car had clean air and Chadster knew it.. that is WHY he worked hardest on Fridays to get JJ the pole for that first pit stall so he could ALWAYS peel right out, no pit road speeding penalty for the first pit stall, so he could not even BE threatened for the lead because of the ridiculous lapped cars stuck on the side of each and every restart...... this year,, they took the lapped cars away.. gave them the wave arounb. THAT is why Jimmie was non competitve this past year... entirely that is WHY.. his championships were an illusion because there was NO racing those 5 years aside from for the pole...
Hilton Head

Casselberry, FL

#48 Feb 1, 2012
Yesterday is the past, today is now and tomorrow is the future. The 2011 season is gone with the past, today they ain't racin and I'm just looking forward to some good old racing in the future. 2/26/2012, I'm there!!!

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#49 Feb 1, 2012
debrobeaudean wrote:
<quoted text>what advantage did JJ have??? the COT... the car that everyone admits drives like CRAP if it isn't in clean air.. the LAPPED cars holding back all the rest of the competitors gave those competitors dirty air making it so they could NOT begin to try to get around them to go after JJ.. that is why JJ won the first 5 COT championships.. they are FRAUDULENT because only a single car had clean air and Chadster knew it.. that is WHY he worked hardest on Fridays to get JJ the pole for that first pit stall so he could ALWAYS peel right out, no pit road speeding penalty for the first pit stall, so he could not even BE threatened for the lead because of the ridiculous lapped cars stuck on the side of each and every restart...... this year,, they took the lapped cars away.. gave them the wave arounb. THAT is why Jimmie was non competitve this past year... entirely that is WHY.. his championships were an illusion because there was NO racing those 5 years aside from for the pole...
Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm Lets see why did NASCAR develop the COT....... HHMMM Did they do it so JJ could win 5 Championship . Or was it because Dale Sr. hitting the wall in turn 4 breaking every fking bone in his neck !!!!!!! Tell me the truth Debi this mystery has me sitting on the edge of my seat!!!!!! Lets see CK is a bad CC because he works his azz off to get his driver a pole position. Shame on CK the man is guilty of doing the job he is paid to do.I was watching the 1979 Daytona 500 and guess what Debi!!!!! The cars were not able to move to the front of the pack WHY ????? Dirty Air !!!!!!HHHHHHHMMMMMMM By the way Debi FYI JJ was 4 yrs old CK was 8 I do not think you can blame them ( But I will bet U will find a way to ) Debi the same thing can happen on the interstate in hot weather if U R stuck in a traffic jam your car can over heat & catch fire. I will state one thing as much as I hated Sr.I never obsessed about him never even give him a 2nd thought. Hell I blew him off like he wasn't even racing . I never thought Nascar was doing him any favors never. I knew his day would come and IT DID.

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#50 Feb 1, 2012
manic depressive wrote:
<quoted text>But is she ready for cup? She really did not accomplish a lot in NW.I am wondering if they R pushing her to fast.You have to take in consideration none of the Indy driver have accomplished any thing since moving to cup. I wish her the best . But I will say again. Personally if it was me I would want to prove I could make the field on my own with no help.JMO
I see what you are saying and I don't think they have the confidence in her or they wouldn't make sure she makes the race but she is only going to run ten races so I think they are making sure they get the most of it.I can understand why people are upset but Nascar teams from what I heard have been doing this for ten years now with team owner points.

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#51 Feb 1, 2012
Grogan wrote:
<quoted text>I see what you are saying and I don't think they have the confidence in her or they wouldn't make sure she makes the race but she is only going to run ten races so I think they are making sure they get the most of it.I can understand why people are upset but Nascar teams from what I heard have been doing this for ten years now with team owner points.
I have nothing against DP . But the fact she is letting Tony buy her a spot in the 500. Its taking women back to the 1800s or the fact she is using sexuality to get what she wants .I have no respect for her. I can honestly say if it was me & if they did not have faith in my ability to get in the race . I tell them were they could stuff it and walk away.JMO

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#52 Feb 1, 2012
Manic depressive wrote:
<quoted text>I have nothing against DP . But the fact she is letting Tony buy her a spot in the 500. Its taking women back to the 1800s or the fact she is using sexuality to get what she wants .I have no respect for her. I can honestly say if it was me & if they did not have faith in my ability to get in the race . I tell them were they could stuff it and walk away.JMO
I think that is why most people have a problem with this deal,drivers should earn their own way like they should.

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#53 Feb 1, 2012
Matt Kenseth lost his MOM.
Nicola Sue Kenseth, age 63, beloved daughter, wife, mother and grandmother, died at Oak Park Place in Cottage Grove, Wisconsin on Tuesday morning, January 31, 2012, following a long battle with Early Onset Alzheimer’s Disease.
Trinity

Grand Rapids, MI

#54 Feb 1, 2012
Sorry that's actually very young.

They all cheat now don't they. It was always up to the Officials who they would let slide.
huh

United States

#55 Feb 2, 2012
the best team & driver will make the chase!!!!!!!!!!

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#56 Feb 4, 2012
SmokinNews John
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midnightmaniac

United States

#58 Feb 4, 2012
2012 the year of the 88 jr
who cares

Sophia, WV

#59 Feb 4, 2012
midnightmaniac wrote:
2012 the year of the 88 jr
The year he does what, loses again?

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Since: Jul 09

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#60 Feb 6, 2012
Tony's the man to beat. He's the king of the castle.

“RaiderNation of Domination”

Since: May 07

Some West Texas County

#61 Feb 7, 2012
My picks (in no particular order)
Matt Kenseth
Carl Edwards
Greg Biffle
Kasey Kahne
Dale Jr
JJ (unfortunatly)
Jeff Gordon (sad but true)
Kyle Busch
Kevin Harvick
Tony Stewart

and the wild cards
Brad Keslowski
Kurt Busch

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Since: Dec 06

kepin' the ears on the big dog

#62 Feb 12, 2012
Still president of the anyone but Jimmie club. Just think it would be a hoot if he finished like 20th

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