Skip to comments.Tony Stewart - 2011 NASCAR Sprint Cup Champion!
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:
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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.
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.
And Michelle Obama was booed.
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...
SMOKE RULES !!!!!
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.
DAMN,JUST DAMN.The difference being one race win and tied in points.Congrats to smake.
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.
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.
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...
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.
I am a casual NASCAR fan. I compare it to pro wrestling . ducking....
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.
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.
Weather, especially temperature, for a race so late in the season, then East Coast vs West Coast for prime time coverage ... just a guess
I was for Carl, and the man has shown pure class, but have to admit the #14 team made an astonishing Chase run.
agreed but still- Atlanta, Alabama, the Carolina’s- these are places with tracks and bigger NASCAR followings....
Agreed. Carl has always been admirable and a true sportsman in every sense of the word.
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.
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”!
Hee Hee Hee!!!
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.
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!!
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...
I had no doubt that NASCAR/GM would come through again.
Great win Smoke.
Ive 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.
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.