Contenders and Pretenders: Favorites, longshots to win Sprint Cup title

Feb 12, 2012 Full story: Scene Daily 56

Tony Stewart thrilled NASCAR fans with an amazing comeback and championship run last season.

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Thom

Clinton, MD

#1 Feb 12, 2012
Look for Tony to repeat.
Joe Krupinski

Great Neck, NY

#2 Feb 12, 2012
Look for Danica Patrick to finish AHEAD of Toney Stewart.

“smokes~ mojo”

Since: Dec 06

kepin' the ears on the big dog

#3 Feb 12, 2012
Lmao he would win either way even if he races doing Alan Kulwiki laps. Danica will be lucky to have an average finish in top 20. The big boys will send her packing. JMO As I said hard to respect some one who is by choice the T & A of the sport.

“I am the Illuminati :):) ”

Since: Sep 11

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#4 Feb 12, 2012
I thought DP wasn't racing the whole Sprint cup schedule?

“smokes~ mojo”

Since: Dec 06

kepin' the ears on the big dog

#5 Feb 12, 2012
she is only part time running maybe 10 races?
debrobeaudean

Bronx, NY

#6 Feb 12, 2012
Joe Krupinski wrote:
Look for Danica Patrick to finish AHEAD of Toney Stewart.
since Tony would be pushing her.. I do believe this might just happen at the 500.. he did give jr many wins on restrictor plate tracks.

“smokes~ mojo”

Since: Dec 06

kepin' the ears on the big dog

#7 Feb 12, 2012
Its possible but highly unlikely....last lap pass...yeah!Tony wins Tony wins (cheering all around) I will give you he would push her to the victory if he can not win....he would Ryan as well.

“smokes~ mojo”

Since: Dec 06

kepin' the ears on the big dog

#8 Feb 12, 2012
Daytona 500 is like one of the only races Tony has not won...

Since: Feb 12

Brockton, MA

#9 Feb 12, 2012
ruttrosmokesmojo wrote:
Daytona 500 is like one of the only races Tony has not won...
I really think we need to find Ryan a different partner to push him . When Tony pushes Ryan he ends up wrecking . Quite violently . J/S
Ditto Head

Mooresville, NC

#10 Feb 12, 2012
Far from clairvoyant, but I don't see any of SHR winning at Daytona, least of all DP...let's hope I'm wrong.......?
CatRod53

Fort Wayne, IN

#11 Feb 12, 2012
Thom wrote:
Look for Tony to repeat.
Cautiously optimistic ... new cc's sometimes need "adjustment period".

Six months ago Tony wasn't convinced he was going to even make the 2011 chase. He couldn't win back to back championships with Zippy, and I think it's my lack of confidence in Addington, that keeps me from expecting it this year.
CatRod53

Fort Wayne, IN

#12 Feb 12, 2012
Ditto Head wrote:
Far from clairvoyant, but I don't see any of SHR winning at Daytona, least of all DP...let's hope I'm wrong.......?
We're on the same page. With all the promising drivers vying for a Sprint Cup ride, the only advantage I give DP is she brings in more marketing $$$. I'm still not sure what strings Tony pulled to even get her into the 500.

I'm an advocate of equal pay for equal work, so I'm hoping she's treated like one of the guys (nothing more, nothing less)and she can prove she can successfully compete in their world. I will be the first to admit I'll be totally surprised if that happens at Daytona, or even this season.

Since: Feb 12

Brockton, MA

#13 Feb 12, 2012
CatRod53 wrote:
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We're on the same page. With all the promising drivers vying for a Sprint Cup ride, the only advantage I give DP is she brings in more marketing $$$. I'm still not sure what strings Tony pulled to even get her into the 500.
I'm an advocate of equal pay for equal work, so I'm hoping she's treated like one of the guys (nothing more, nothing less)and she can prove she can successfully compete in their world. I will be the first to admit I'll be totally surprised if that happens at Daytona, or even this season.
DP already messed that up . She let Smoke buy her a spot in the 500.Which means she does not have to qualify or race her way in. J/S
CatRod53

Fort Wayne, IN

#14 Feb 12, 2012
manic depressive 2 wrote:
<quoted text>DP already messed that up . She let Smoke buy her a spot in the 500.Which means she does not have to qualify or race her way in. J/S
I wish Nascar would fill in the loopholes so things like that didn't happen.

This is from the Daytona 500 website - and IMO if this statement is to be true, drivers should earn their spots -'Forty-three of the top drivers in the world compete in “The Great American Race,” NASCAR's biggest, richest and most prestigious motorsports event.'

Since: Feb 12

West Orange, NJ

#15 Feb 12, 2012
CatRod53 wrote:
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I wish Nascar would fill in the loopholes so things like that didn't happen.
This is from the Daytona 500 website - and IMO if this statement is to be true, drivers should earn their spots -'Forty-three of the top drivers in the world compete in “The Great American Race,” NASCAR's biggest, richest and most prestigious motorsports event.'
I agree a 100%
debrobeaudean

New York, NY

#16 Feb 13, 2012
Wylie Kylie!!!! it is his year...
debrobeaudean

New York, NY

#17 Feb 13, 2012
manic depressive 2 wrote:
<quoted text>DP already messed that up . She let Smoke buy her a spot in the 500.Which means she does not have to qualify or race her way in. J/S
in case you are not aware of this.. "past champions" have been taking up spots in many races each year in order for which teams to benefit??? Danica's points were BOUGHT.. too many times a past chap is put in in order to throw a WRENCH into other teams.. which is down and dirty.. past Champs like Terry labonte sell their soul in order to deterr competitors from having an equal shot as which BIG team??(HMS of course)..
Tony for his sponsor is now giving far more value to a team that could not in any way ever get what Tony is offering them.. it is fair and square.
WWE CRASHCAR 2012

Florham Park, NJ

#18 Feb 13, 2012
CatRod53 wrote:
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I wish Nascar would fill in the loopholes so things like that didn't happen.
This is from the Daytona 500 website - and IMO if this statement is to be true, drivers should earn their spots -'Forty-three of the top drivers in the world compete in “The Great American Race,” NASCAR's biggest, richest and most prestigious motorsports event.'
Those aren't "loopholes", that's the way WWE NASCAR operates.
CatRod53

Fort Wayne, IN

#19 Feb 13, 2012
WWE CRASHCAR 2012 wrote:
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Those aren't "loopholes", that's the way WWE NASCAR operates.
And I've read there is some concern the comparison may become more obvious with John Cena waving the green flag at Daytona. ;)

Actually, I'm cool with John Cena. They say he is the most requested entertainer/sports figure for the children's Make a Wish Foundation, so he must be a good role model.
CatRod53

Fort Wayne, IN

#20 Feb 13, 2012
debrobeaudean wrote:
<quoted text>in case you are not aware of this.. "past champions" have been taking up spots in many races each year in order for which teams to benefit??? Danica's points were BOUGHT.. too many times a past chap is put in in order to throw a WRENCH into other teams.. which is down and dirty.. past Champs like Terry labonte sell their soul in order to deterr competitors from having an equal shot as which BIG team??(HMS of course)..
Tony for his sponsor is now giving far more value to a team that could not in any way ever get what Tony is offering them.. it is fair and square.
Help me a little here Debi. All I know is that Danica will compete in the 500 and Tony arranged it. I don't know what he did and I don't understand what his status as a past champ has to do with it. I've never paid much attention to that kind of stuff before. Thanks, Cat

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