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Tony Stewart - 2011 NASCAR Sprint Cup Champion!
11/20/11 | Me

Posted on 11/20/2011 5:35:56 PM PST by mazda77

Being a member of the 2011 Rolex GT Champions who had to come from the back to win it:

CONGRATS!


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1 posted on 11/20/2011 5:35:57 PM PST by mazda77
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2 posted on 11/20/2011 5:37:01 PM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: mazda77

I’ve gotta give Smoke credit. He was waaaay back a few races ago, but fought back like you have to in order to be a champion.


3 posted on 11/20/2011 5:39:09 PM PST by deoetdoctrinae (Gun-Free zones are playgrounds for felons)
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To: mazda77
I wish it were still called the Winston Cup. NASCAR has gone down the PC route of late.

That said, I like the pro-business embrace of All-American capitalism exemplified by the advertising on the cars. And the prayer before the races is another real plus in my book for NASCAR, a great sport with a thrilling finish this year.

4 posted on 11/20/2011 5:40:15 PM PST by re_nortex (DP...that's what I like about Texas.)
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To: mazda77
Great race.

And Michelle Obama was booed.

Awesome.

5 posted on 11/20/2011 5:40:20 PM PST by LdSentinal
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To: LdSentinal
3-Time Champion !


6 posted on 11/20/2011 5:41:16 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: mazda77

question for NASCAR fans from an open wheel fan- why end the season in Homestead/Miami??? Miami is the second worst sports city in the country- i’m watching the end of the race and the stands are half full- they are presenting the trophy and it looks like a dozen people stuck around...with some many southern tracks with rich tradition, why Homestead?

btw- the Lewis Hamilton/Tony Stewart Mobile 1 commercials are terrific...


7 posted on 11/20/2011 5:41:48 PM PST by God luvs America (63.5million pay no federal income tax then vote demoKrat)
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To: mazda77

Meh.


8 posted on 11/20/2011 5:42:37 PM PST by South40
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To: mazda77

SMOKE RULES !!!!!


9 posted on 11/20/2011 5:42:50 PM PST by Lionheartusa1 (-: Socialism is the equal distribution of misery :-)
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To: God luvs America

There were two rain delays that most likely chased away some of them and it is raining in victory lane right now. Plus it is a Sunday night so I would guess that many are doing lots of all nighters to get back to work tomorrow.

I was at Watkins Glen when they brought in the F1 and Cup cars for them to do the switch thing on track. Very impressive array of equipment they brought in for the F1 car.


10 posted on 11/20/2011 5:45:20 PM PST by mazda77 (and I am a Native Texan)
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To: mazda77

DAMN,JUST DAMN.The difference being one race win and tied in points.Congrats to smake.


11 posted on 11/20/2011 5:45:45 PM PST by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life is tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: mazda77

I watched the tail end of the race. If you don’t think the yellow flags were rigged for the 50 lap showdown, I’ve got a bridge I can sell you.


12 posted on 11/20/2011 5:45:47 PM PST by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: HANG THE EXPENSE

Smoke


13 posted on 11/20/2011 5:47:20 PM PST by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life is tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: Lionheartusa1
What-a-Show! This was racing all the way to the end. Stewart had to win it to win it and both guys gave it everything.

Carl Edwards comments at the end should be shown again and again. "We did our best. I did my best. But, this was Tony's day and he earned every bit of. He's our champion."

Carl Edwards is a pro and a sportsman.

14 posted on 11/20/2011 5:47:37 PM PST by Baynative (The penalty for not participating in politics is you will be governed by your inferiors.)
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To: mazda77

eh- with everything on the line tough to claim rain chased people away....

I read the article about the Watkins Glenn event in F1 Racing, a publication from England i subscribe to- they had nothing but great things to say about the event and Watkins Glenn...


15 posted on 11/20/2011 5:47:37 PM PST by God luvs America (63.5million pay no federal income tax then vote demoKrat)
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie

Keep your bridge, all 43 cars had to deal with the yellows and with 40 laps to go NASCAR let them go all the way.


16 posted on 11/20/2011 5:49:18 PM PST by mazda77 (and I am a Native Texan)
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie

I am a casual NASCAR fan. I compare it to pro wrestling . ducking....…


17 posted on 11/20/2011 5:49:58 PM PST by UB355 (Slower traffic keep right)
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18 posted on 11/20/2011 5:50:03 PM PST by onyx (PLEASE SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC BY DONATING NOW! Sarah's New Ping List - tell me if you want on it.)
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie
I watched the tail end of the race. If you don’t think the yellow flags were rigged for the 50 lap showdown, I’ve got a bridge I can sell you.

Yep, it was riggged alright, but NASCAR had nothing to do with it. Like Tony said in the Winner's Circle, the man upstairs was looking out for him.

BTW - the last caution was due to rain.

19 posted on 11/20/2011 5:52:21 PM PST by Conservative_Rob
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To: God luvs America

Glen.

Or have you forgotten the history of F1 at The Glen? I love all sorts of racing but being fortunate to be a part of the Rolex Series, you have to know that I gravitate more to Road Racing. Give NASCAR its due for what it is.


20 posted on 11/20/2011 5:52:57 PM PST by mazda77 (and I am a Native Texan)
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To: mazda77
Way to GO SMOKE!!!
21 posted on 11/20/2011 5:57:38 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: God luvs America
Florida resident Kim Coon was on the most recent season of The Bachelor and was in Victory Lane as Miss Sprint:

NOICE!

22 posted on 11/20/2011 5:57:49 PM PST by relictele (Unions: organized crime with better PR)
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To: God luvs America
why end the season in Homestead/Miami?

Weather, especially temperature, for a race so late in the season, then East Coast vs West Coast for prime time coverage ... just a guess

23 posted on 11/20/2011 5:58:21 PM PST by NonValueAdded (At 4 AM, it is a test; at 2 PM, it is a demonstration)
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To: mazda77

I was for Carl, and the man has shown pure class, but have to admit the #14 team made an astonishing Chase run.


24 posted on 11/20/2011 5:58:40 PM PST by mtrott
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To: mazda77
it was a great day at the Glen for sure...
25 posted on 11/20/2011 6:00:02 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: NonValueAdded

agreed but still- Atlanta, Alabama, the Carolina’s- these are places with tracks and bigger NASCAR followings....


26 posted on 11/20/2011 6:06:33 PM PST by God luvs America (63.5million pay no federal income tax then vote demoKrat)
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To: mtrott

Agreed. Carl has always been admirable and a true sportsman in every sense of the word.


27 posted on 11/20/2011 6:10:40 PM PST by mazda77 (and I am a Native Texan)
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To: God luvs America

Back to your point about the number of people in the stands. How many stayed away as a protest to NASCAR for bringing in Moochelle and BiteMe’s wife as Grand Marshals? I wonder if Brian and Lisa may be reconsidering the wisdom of that move.


28 posted on 11/20/2011 6:15:59 PM PST by mazda77 (and I am a Native Texan)
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To: re_nortex

I don’t think under federal law a cigarette company can sponsor sporting events like that, which is unfortunate - having a guy named Smoke win the Winston Cup would be awesome. Anyway, good for my fellow Hoosier, the “Rushville Rocket”!


29 posted on 11/20/2011 6:17:49 PM PST by HoosierDammit (St. Vincent de Paul, pray for us!)
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To: LdSentinal

Hee Hee Hee!!!


30 posted on 11/20/2011 6:25:51 PM PST by Shady (The undeniable truth of the Obama Administration...The numbers do not lie.)
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To: God luvs America
The answer is simple: weather. By this time of the year at late fall, there is a risk for the racetracks in the Carolinas to Virginia to be subject to bad weather.

It would be nice to end the season at Daytona, but usually at this time of the year Daytona has some construction activity going on, which may preclude the use of that track.

31 posted on 11/20/2011 6:35:42 PM PST by RayChuang88 (FairTax: America's economic cure)
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To: HoosierDammit
...having a guy named Smoke win the Winston Cup would be awesome.

He did...in 2002.....and in 2005 he won the Nextel Cup...and now he has a Sprint Cup....the ONLY driver to win all three!!

32 posted on 11/20/2011 6:37:26 PM PST by Roccus (POLITICIAN...............a four letter word spelled with ten letters.)
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To: mazda77

now- that’s an interesting point and even more interesting if there is validity to it....not saying there isn’t- just don’t know...


33 posted on 11/20/2011 7:00:52 PM PST by God luvs America (63.5million pay no federal income tax then vote demoKrat)
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To: mazda77

I had no doubt that NASCAR/GM would come through again.


34 posted on 11/20/2011 7:27:16 PM PST by Ben Hecks
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Great win Smoke.


35 posted on 11/20/2011 8:47:58 PM PST by Bailee
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie

I’ve got a bridge I can sell you.

If I mistake ? didn’t Jr. win one race this season driving his dad old car # 3 ??? Just saying.


36 posted on 11/21/2011 5:18:25 AM PST by buck61
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To: mazda77

Smoke has been my guy for years. Through thick and thin. Maybe the most competitive championship of all time.

Carl, you will be NASCAR Champion. Probably multiple times. Just not this time. Great fight man.


37 posted on 11/21/2011 5:31:17 AM PST by McGruff (Hold the House, retake the Senate.)
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