Stewart slides by for 1st 'Dega win

Tony Stewart was the first driver convicted of dipping below NASCAR's out-of-bounds line, learning a valuable lesson in 2001 at Daytona that he's carried with him the last seven years. Full Story
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Irish Girl

Bristol, PA

#43 Oct 6, 2008
Did the rule no advancing under the yellow line come after the famous pass in the grass. I can't remember.

The ending was great!
But I don't think that Regan should have ended up in 18th place - that was just mean! But I understand rules are rules.
Junior Nation

United States

#44 Oct 6, 2008
Debi Does wrote:
<quoted text>news for you,,, it is hard to stay out front on a restrictor plate track when guys behind you get connected, but that doesn't mean that the guy out front no matter who he is doesn't try to stay there. Regan didn't go high because he didn't have Menard on his bumper.. Regan should have known the rule about the yellow line.... it was idiotic of him to go below the line and if he would have gotten into Tony, Tony is the more experienced driver, I am sure Tony would have taken the culprit with him. Funny how the guy out front now has to thank the guy behind for not wrecking him?? funny..of course I realize that is THIS week... if it would have been Tony behind Regan, he had better NOT crash the punk cuz he would be crucified..
RS faked to the right and Smoke went up thinking RS was going up. RS went low then Smoke went low to block him. RS was forced below the yellow line by Smoke. If RS was a veteran he would have stayed above the yellow line and just booted Smoke out of the way. NASCAR made the call and Smoke won and that's that... But NASCAR does need to stay consistant on these calls which right now they haven't.

Remember back at Daytona (I was thinking it was the Spring Dega race but someone corrected me)KB was forced down and he passed Jeff Burton and NASCAR did not make him give the position back or pentalize him. NASCAR just needs to get consistant on these types of calls.
Les2

Sharon, PA

#45 Oct 6, 2008
Debi Does wrote:
<quoted text>news for you,,, it is hard to stay out front on a restrictor plate track when guys behind you get connected, but that doesn't mean that the guy out front no matter who he is doesn't try to stay there. Regan didn't go high because he didn't have Menard on his bumper.. Regan should have known the rule about the yellow line.... it was idiotic of him to go below the line and if he would have gotten into Tony, Tony is the more experienced driver, I am sure Tony would have taken the culprit with him. Funny how the guy out front now has to thank the guy behind for not wrecking him?? funny..of course I realize that is THIS week... if it would have been Tony behind Regan, he had better NOT crash the punk cuz he would be crucified..
I understand your a Tony fan and where your coming from but you need to look at this from realistic point of view. I understand what Tony was doing. I don't really have a problem with it but it is hypicritcal of him being all that he said about guys blocking.

I know everyone else does it so he has to do it too! Well lets just hope they all don't go funning into the turn 2 wall at 180mph cause tony will follow. Better yet lets hope they all don't jump off a bridge....cause as Tony says they are doing so I have to too! I hope your getting my point.

But with what happend at the end of that race goes to show that nascar wanted an accident to happen by giving that win to TS. What Regan did was prevent an accident! If he would have held his line there would have been a wreck! Regan may have gotten caught up in it or maybe he wouldn't have we would never know.

I know you don't thing TS pushed RS down but I seen what happened. RS did the smart thing and got a race win taken from him cause of it!
Les2

Sharon, PA

#46 Oct 6, 2008
Debi Does wrote:
<quoted text>David, Tony, the guy in front of David, did NOT force Regan below the yellow line.. Regan could have braked and retook the second position but he forgot the rule about the yellow line..the guy in the front does not have to do anything in NASCAR racing ettiquette...he owes the guy trying to pass him nothing..
Even you know that if RS would have hit the brakes there would have been a wreck. Like RS said that nascar told them in the drivers meeting...anything goes on the last lap!

Your starting to sound like a Jr fan making all these excuses...LOL

“Sit on it! ”

Since: Jun 08

Kyle Universe

#48 Oct 6, 2008
Les2 wrote:
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Even you know that if RS would have hit the brakes there would have been a wreck. Like RS said that nascar told them in the drivers meeting...anything goes on the last lap!
Your starting to sound like a Jr fan making all these excuses...LOL
Dude, get over yourself, and don't Bring Jr into this.
SmokesMelMel

Saint Louis, MO

#49 Oct 6, 2008
Babs wrote:
I didn't see the race, but caught just snippets on NASCAR.com . From that, it seems Zippy and Tony have parted company. I didn't see any warm and fuzzy from Zippy in VL, nor in the interview. Zippy was there and then the next shot, his seat was empty. Zippy's interview only mentioned how he was proud of the guys working on the car - normally he would mention the driver, but not yesterday. Sad.
Hmmmm. I saw Zippy practically in tears in the post race interview. I saw a great big man hug in victory lane.

At the press conference, they interviewed Coach Gibbs, JD, and Zippy before Tony got there. During that interview Zippy said if it was up to him, Tony would be staying right where he is. Later, Tony joined them at the pc. The reporters were asked if they had any more questions for the Gibbs & Zippy, when there weren't, the Gibbs & Zippy were released. As they left, Zippy patted Tony on the shoulder and said "Have fun. They've said terrible things about you." Tony grinned and said "I'm sure." Then Tony had to face the "rats coming for the cheese" alone. That is why in those edited snippets you see Zippy & then you don't.

Since: Dec 06

Location hidden

#50 Oct 6, 2008
go back two years. Vickers crashed Johnson who collected Jr and vikers went on to win. No yellow like than thats the only way to win....
Debi Does wrote:
<quoted text>news for you,,, it is hard to stay out front on a restrictor plate track when guys behind you get connected, but that doesn't mean that the guy out front no matter who he is doesn't try to stay there. Regan didn't go high because he didn't have Menard on his bumper.. Regan should have known the rule about the yellow line.... it was idiotic of him to go below the line and if he would have gotten into Tony, Tony is the more experienced driver, I am sure Tony would have taken the culprit with him. Funny how the guy out front now has to thank the guy behind for not wrecking him?? funny..of course I realize that is THIS week... if it would have been Tony behind Regan, he had better NOT crash the punk cuz he would be crucified..
CatRod53

Fort Wayne, IN

#51 Oct 6, 2008
That's not the way I remember the Oct '06 finish.

At that time Brian drove the 25 for HMS making him a teammate of the 48. I believe he was trying to help his teammate past the DEI 8. Johnson lost it and Brian's victory was spoiled by ugly accusations. And, as Edwards learned yesterday, you don't bump draft in the corners.
JLC

United States

#52 Oct 6, 2008
CatRod53 wrote:
That's not the way I remember the Oct '06 finish.
At that time Brian drove the 25 for HMS making him a teammate of the 48. I believe he was trying to help his teammate past the DEI 8. Johnson lost it and Brian's victory was spoiled by ugly accusations. And, as Edwards learned yesterday, you don't bump draft in the corners.
Vicker's clipped the back right corner of JJ's car which turned him into Jr and took both JJ & Jr out.

Since: Dec 06

Location hidden

#53 Oct 7, 2008
You must have had too many beers that day. Because vickers caused the wreck on the back straighaway NOT in the corner.
CatRod53 wrote:
That's not the way I remember the Oct '06 finish.
At that time Brian drove the 25 for HMS making him a teammate of the 48. I believe he was trying to help his teammate past the DEI 8. Johnson lost it and Brian's victory was spoiled by ugly accusations. And, as Edwards learned yesterday, you don't bump draft in the corners.
Babs

Rochester, NY

#54 Oct 7, 2008
SmokesMelMel wrote:
<quoted text>
Hmmmm. I saw Zippy practically in tears in the post race interview. I saw a great big man hug in victory lane.
At the press conference, they interviewed Coach Gibbs, JD, and Zippy before Tony got there. During that interview Zippy said if it was up to him, Tony would be staying right where he is. Later, Tony joined them at the pc. The reporters were asked if they had any more questions for the Gibbs & Zippy, when there weren't, the Gibbs & Zippy were released. As they left, Zippy patted Tony on the shoulder and said "Have fun. They've said terrible things about you." Tony grinned and said "I'm sure." Then Tony had to face the "rats coming for the cheese" alone. That is why in those edited snippets you see Zippy & then you don't.
Thank you for the update. I saw Zippy's emotions after he climbed down from the pit box, but clearly missed the other "supporting" information. Good to hear that. Have a better than average day.

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