Stewart prevails amid chaos on final lap to win Coke Zero 400

Jul 4, 2009 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: MiamiHerald.com - Miami & Ft. Lauderdale News, Weather, Dolphins & More

A huge fireworks show shot off from the Daytona backstretch moments after the true pyrotechnics took place on the track's front stretch.

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Bugsy961

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That's racing. Kyle blocked and failing that tried to cut Tony off. Glad no ones really hurt but Kyle got what he asked for. Go Tony!
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What Does 'Round Comes 'Round..........Tony was even ashamed of wrecking 13 cars!! Gues all unlucky 13 owe him One!

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CheersForKyle wrote:
What Does 'Round Comes 'Round..........Tony was even ashamed of wrecking 13 cars!! Gues all unlucky 13 owe him One!
what do you suppose Tony could have done, going almost 200mph as Kyle came up across his nose???? Kyle wrecked those 13 cars..Tony held his line
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<quoted text>what do you suppose Tony could have done, going almost 200mph as Kyle came up across his nose???? Kyle wrecked those 13 cars..Tony held his line
Exactly! Tony never varied his line, Kyle just came back into him. Tony did what he needed to do and got Kyle loose to try and make the pass, without wrecking him I might add. What Kyle chose to do after that, all rests on his shoulders. I'm not saying he meant to make contact, maybe he thought he had the room to slide back in front of Tony, obviously he didn't.
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smokerocks wrote:
<quoted text>what do you suppose Tony could have done, going almost 200mph as Kyle came up across his nose???? Kyle wrecked those 13 cars..Tony held his line
I agree! Although I don't particularly care for "Shrub's" attitutde, he is a damn good driver and should know that you can't block someone when they've already caught you! Unfortuneately, it was a costly mistake for the 18 team and I'm glad no one was hurt. I'm only sorry that Tony isn't able to enjoy this monumental win for feeling guity for being a great driver! Go Smoke!!

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I agree! Although I don't particularly care for "Shrub's" attitutde, he is a damn good driver and should know that you can't block someone when they've already caught you! Unfortuneately, it was a costly mistake for the 18 team and I'm glad no one was hurt. I'm only sorry that Tony isn't able to enjoy this monumental win for feeling guity for being a great driver! Go Smoke!!
he wanting tony to back down and want do that
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catman40977 wrote:
<quoted text>he wanting tony to back down and want do that
what the heck kind of language is that???? Read what you write buddy.
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CheersForKyle wrote:
What Does 'Round Comes 'Round..........Tony was even ashamed of wrecking 13 cars!! Gues all unlucky 13 owe him One!
Tony didn't wreck anybody.

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I think Kyle got exactly what he deserved.

“UP SMOKE!!!!!! (IE: GO SMOKE)”

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Fantastic job 14 crew. Fantastic job Smoke. Neat paint job on the car. Not too bad.
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You have to put some of the blame on kyle spotter.. It loked like a classic Dale Sr, finish to me.. I'm a big tony and kyle fan... It's just one of them racin deals boys...lol
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I need to proof read before I post..lol
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If you think for one minute that Kyle would have raced someone that clean through 3 and 4 like tony did you are on crack. Tony has done some things in the past but he raced clean he was doing what he had to do to win the race clean not dirty like Kyle would. Kyle is an amazing driver but he will race dirty. He just wanted to win so bad that he tried to block stewart when he was already beside him. Kyle shouldn't have done that and he would have more fans if he would stop being a crybaby when he wrecks. How about all the guys he has wrecked OOOHhhhh he must have forgot about that.

GO STEWART

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belairfan1957 wrote:
<quoted text> I think Smoke should have climb the fence . How about you . MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM :)
unfortunately for us,, he said on the show before the race that he won't be doing that anymore.. he said it is harder than it looks..it was cool while it lasted though.

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thing is,, if Kyle would have stayed low and held his line,, he might have beaten Tony... but he wanted to block not knowing if Tony had a pusher right behind him... the guys in VL are all "Jimbob can take pride in this win of his teamates because he pushed him"... for GODS SAKE... to go forward,,, they all push whomever is in front of them on that last lap.. no one is choosey... but early in the race,, Jimbob was behind Tony and he laid back then because Jeff was on the outside next to Tony...
I hope and pray that Tony will not ever have to rely on a HMS car for help like they help each other all the time.. if Jeff was still up front,, Tony would not have gotten any help from Jimbob.. he has gotten used to not getting help from anybody in particular though,, knowing all race long yesterday that he had to break up Denny and Kyle, to keep them from being able to team up.. Tony is the master of restrictor plate racing.. he is the best. I am so glad he was able to not get shuffled back..
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Why is it that all of the other NASCAR drivers can talk to the media and their fan base after the race? The only way that (go till you hit something busch)will talk to anyone is if he wins or something happens to him that was not his fault. Anyone but kyle busch fan! GO JR.

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I would have liked to hear what Kyle's spotter was or wasn't telling him at that moment. I doubt that he could see where Tony's nose was. I may not always agree with Kyle's antics but he's too good a driver to try to block with his quarter panel at 200mph.
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The sh*t happens, and some people get caught up in it.

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Hunglo wrote:
I would have liked to hear what Kyle's spotter was or wasn't telling him at that moment. I doubt that he could see where Tony's nose was. I may not always agree with Kyle's antics but he's too good a driver to try to block with his quarter panel at 200mph.
I dont think spotter had anything to do w/the outcome. Kyle knew where Smoke was and took the chance... he was doing what he had to do and Smoke was doing what he to do... I'm very happy Smoke left his COT open to continue across finish and collect the checkered flag.
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I'm curious to see what Kyle has to say. I thought Kyle was pretty vocal about these things. I'm sure he was a little shook up. Just wondering if JGR is keeping him quiet since Tony is a former Gibbs driver? I told my husband last night when they were taking Kyle to the care unit that it was probably better for Kyle not to say anything right then.

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