Addington In, Grubb Out With Stewart

Nov 28, 2011 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: National Speed Sport News

Steve Addington, winner of 16 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races as a crew chief, has been named to the same position for three-time Sprint Cup champion Tony Stewart and the No.

Comments

Showing posts 1 - 20 of30
< prev page
|
Go to last page| Jump to page:

“smokes~ mojo”

Since: Dec 06

kepin' the ears on the big dog

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#1
Nov 28, 2011
 

Judged:

1

1

1

Wow good luck to darian welcome aboard addington
debrobeaudean

Philadelphia, PA

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#2
Nov 28, 2011
 

Judged:

2

2

1

Smoke is assembling his dream team..
Another Smoke Fan

Thomson, GA

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#3
Nov 28, 2011
 

Judged:

1

1

1

ruttrosmokesmojo wrote:
Wow good luck to darian welcome aboard addington
Does anyone know where Darian will go? Has it been posted on another site?
Cleo

Marquette, MI

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#4
Nov 28, 2011
 
Another Smoke Fan wrote:
<quoted text>
Does anyone know where Darian will go? Has it been posted on another site?
Still unknown...according to reports has been fielding offers left and right.

Bad decision by Haas....They should have kept grubb and got rid of Ryan's c.c. IMO, this will come back to bite the 14 next year, deservedly so. I also wouldn't count on Zippy working for SHR either.

Since: Mar 10

Location hidden

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#5
Nov 28, 2011
 

Judged:

1

1

1

Cleo wrote:
<quoted text>
Still unknown...according to reports has been fielding offers left and right.
Bad decision by Haas....They should have kept grubb and got rid of Ryan's c.c. IMO, this will come back to bite the 14 next year, deservedly so. I also wouldn't count on Zippy working for SHR either.
Deservedly so? Grubb HAS made some Questionable calls in the past. It's nothing Personal, It's Just Business.
Cleo

Marquette, MI

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#6
Nov 28, 2011
 

Judged:

2

2

2

JohnnyDeppfan2 wrote:
<quoted text>
Deservedly so? Grubb HAS made some Questionable calls in the past. It's nothing Personal, It's Just Business.
Right..and Santa Clause really exists. C'mon...all decisions are personal, including those made for "business" reasons. Why else would you make the boneheaded move after you've won the first two chase races? And why did it take the driver so long to step up his game plan? Tony was a MIA for most of the year, with chasing between his dirt racing and his young tart....

Since: Mar 10

Location hidden

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#7
Nov 28, 2011
 

Judged:

2

2

2

Cleo wrote:
<quoted text>
Right..and Santa Clause really exists. C'mon...all decisions are personal, including those made for "business" reasons. Why else would you make the boneheaded move after you've won the first two chase races? And why did it take the driver so long to step up his game plan? Tony was a MIA for most of the year, with chasing between his dirt racing and his young tart....
Tony Stepped Up His game when it really counted, That's all that matters. and The others didn't.
debrobeaudean

Brooklyn, NY

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#8
Nov 28, 2011
 

Judged:

2

2

2

Cleo wrote:
<quoted text>
Right..and Santa Clause really exists. C'mon...all decisions are personal, including those made for "business" reasons. Why else would you make the boneheaded move after you've won the first two chase races? And why did it take the driver so long to step up his game plan? Tony was a MIA for most of the year, with chasing between his dirt racing and his young tart....
I completely disagree with you.. Tony was going for WINS at the beginning of the season and he shoulda won 6 of the first 8 races.. for whatever reason the man who is GREAT on short tracks was not good on them this season until the chase, but the better performance on the mile and a halves was worth it.. I wonder truly IF Grubb does not like the schedule of a crew chief and wants to not get divorced from the mother of his son... why do we think these guys families appreciate them living eating and sleeping work when they could get another job other than crew cheif?? I seriously still think HMS does NOT want one of their crew cheifs to get out of the box.. so it will be interesting to see if he does go to Ryan or Danica or inside a garage or maybe he will even go to Jr... it will be interesting to see but seriously,, I think the wife tolerated these 2 years of her sons life but wants his father to be home more. that is my opinion.. there are obviously NO bad feelings between Tony and Darian.. but Darian or whomever was responsible for finally getting Tony to drive well on old tires did Tony the biggest favor ever... how many races this season did Tony still have it in his brain he needed new tires when the winner had the oldest tires on the track? the psychological hump Darian got Tony over was worth a bazillion dollars. It is GOOD to have Tony competitive again, taking risks to go for wins rather than thinking on old tires he is toast.
Cleo

Marquette, MI

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#9
Nov 28, 2011
 

Judged:

1

1

1

debrobeaudean wrote:
<quoted text>I completely disagree with you.. Tony was going for WINS at the beginning of the season and he shoulda won 6 of the first 8 races.. for whatever reason the man who is GREAT on short tracks was not good on them this season until the chase, but the better performance on the mile and a halves was worth it.. I wonder truly IF Grubb does not like the schedule of a crew chief and wants to not get divorced from the mother of his son... why do we think these guys families appreciate them living eating and sleeping work when they could get another job other than crew cheif?? I seriously still think HMS does NOT want one of their crew cheifs to get out of the box.. so it will be interesting to see if he does go to Ryan or Danica or inside a garage or maybe he will even go to Jr... it will be interesting to see but seriously,, I think the wife tolerated these 2 years of her sons life but wants his father to be home more. that is my opinion.. there are obviously NO bad feelings between Tony and Darian.. but Darian or whomever was responsible for finally getting Tony to drive well on old tires did Tony the biggest favor ever... how many races this season did Tony still have it in his brain he needed new tires when the winner had the oldest tires on the track? the psychological hump Darian got Tony over was worth a bazillion dollars. It is GOOD to have Tony competitive again, taking risks to go for wins rather than thinking on old tires he is toast.
In the past three years, they have 11 wins together, with a cup championship....and yet they let Darian go? WTF? It still baffles me, to be honest. I don't think that Tony is going to be a factor next year with Addington, specially if mr. winkie has another younger girlfriend, or continues his dirt racing. If its my name on the company, I'm going to be there 100% and imo, this past year, mr. winkie wasn't around UNTIL the last 10 races. Best since those are the only ones that count-lets be realistic here-doesn't matter if you're the head pony when the chase comes-that's practice, what matters is where you finish in the final 10 races.

Since: Mar 10

Location hidden

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#10
Nov 28, 2011
 

Judged:

2

2

2

Cleo wrote:
<quoted text>
In the past three years, they have 11 wins together, with a cup championship....and yet they let Darian go? WTF? It still baffles me, to be honest. I don't think that Tony is going to be a factor next year with Addington, specially if mr. winkie has another younger girlfriend, or continues his dirt racing. If its my name on the company, I'm going to be there 100% and imo, this past year, mr. winkie wasn't around UNTIL the last 10 races. Best since those are the only ones that count-lets be realistic here-doesn't matter if you're the head pony when the chase comes-that's practice, what matters is where you finish in the final 10 races.
Addington Won races with Kyle and Kurt. What makes you think He won't do wonders with Tony?
Cleo

Marquette, MI

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#11
Nov 28, 2011
 

Judged:

1

1

1

JohnnyDeppfan2 wrote:
<quoted text>
Addington Won races with Kyle and Kurt. What makes you think He won't do wonders with Tony?
Yes, he has won races-but has he won a championship with any of his seven drivers in the past 7 years?

Something to think about.
Hilton Head

Kissimmee, FL

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#13
Nov 29, 2011
 
If Kahne's bringing Francis with him to HMS, does anyone know what happens to McGrew?
X Jr Fan

Cleveland, TN

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#14
Nov 29, 2011
 

Judged:

1

1

1

That should teach Grubb a lesson for winning a championship. If Addington wants to keep his job he better not win a championship.
CatRod53

Fort Wayne, IN

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#15
Nov 29, 2011
 
X Jr Fan wrote:
That should teach Grubb a lesson for winning a championship. If Addington wants to keep his job he better not win a championship.
That shouldn't be a problem. He's been crew chief for 5 different Sprint Cup drivers in the last 8 seasons and I don't think he's gotten close.

His stats brag 16 wins - all by the Busch brothers in the last 4 seasons. Darian has 14 wins to his credit in 5 seasons, 11 with his most recent disloyal boss.
CatRod53

Fort Wayne, IN

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#16
Nov 29, 2011
 
Haven't read anywhere that Tony and Darian discussed his crew chief status and Darian asked for a less demanding position in the organization. It's all over the internet Darian is out of SHR.

Of all the crap Tony has pulled in his Sprint Cup career - this is one decision I'm most disappointed in.

I hope he regrets this when he learns that he can't use and lose crew chiefs like he does women.

Since: Mar 10

Location hidden

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#17
Nov 29, 2011
 

Judged:

2

2

2

I have to strongly disagree. Darian has made some Questionable calls in the Past and I'm sure that weighed heavily on Tony's decision. It is a cutthroat sport but it is Like any other business. You don't perform well, You get demote/Fired.
CatRod53

Fort Wayne, IN

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#18
Nov 29, 2011
 

Judged:

2

2

1

Oh, that's fine if you disagree. But your last sentence doesn't support the facts apparently Tony repays hard work, dedication, and awesome results with termination.

IMO, this says much more about Tony as a man, as a friend, as a boss, than it does as a driver - and it isn't complimentary. He managed to turn a once in a lifetime, history making Chase into a bittersweet punch in the gut.

Tony could have cemented his place in Nascar history with an amazing Chase and championship - now he will forever be known as the Nascar champion who fired his crew chief.
Cleo

Marquette, MI

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#19
Nov 29, 2011
 

Judged:

2

CatRod53 wrote:
Oh, that's fine if you disagree. But your last sentence doesn't support the facts apparently Tony repays hard work, dedication, and awesome results with termination.
IMO, this says much more about Tony as a man, as a friend, as a boss, than it does as a driver - and it isn't complimentary. He managed to turn a once in a lifetime, history making Chase into a bittersweet punch in the gut.
Tony could have cemented his place in Nascar history with an amazing Chase and championship - now he will forever be known as the Nascar champion who fired his crew chief.
Agree

“I am the Illuminati :):) ”

Since: Sep 11

Location hidden

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#20
Nov 29, 2011
 

Judged:

1

1

CatRod53 wrote:
Oh, that's fine if you disagree. But your last sentence doesn't support the facts apparently Tony repays hard work, dedication, and awesome results with termination.
IMO, this says much more about Tony as a man, as a friend, as a boss, than it does as a driver - and it isn't complimentary. He managed to turn a once in a lifetime, history making Chase into a bittersweet punch in the gut.
Tony could have cemented his place in Nascar history with an amazing Chase and championship - now he will forever be known as the Nascar champion who fired his crew chief.
Agree a 100%

Since: Mar 10

Location hidden

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#21
Nov 29, 2011
 

Judged:

2

2

2

I guess We Shall see if he flops or not. But I will not stop rooting for him over a business decision.

Tell me when this thread is updated: (Registration is not required)

Add to my Tracker Send me an email

Showing posts 1 - 20 of30
< prev page
|
Go to last page| Jump to page:
Type in your comments below
Name
(appears on your post)
Comments
Characters left: 4000
Type the numbers you see in the image on the right:

Please note by clicking on "Post Comment" you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

•••
•••
•••
•••
Enter and win $5000
•••
•••