All things Tony
Sun Oct 02, 2011 6:51 pm
Better than his finish in the May race (29th), and he is only 9 points from the Chase lead after today, but considering where he & Ryan both finished, SHR has some serious work to do in order to figure out their cars for Dover.
Sun Oct 02, 2011 6:55 pm
HiddenHollow wrote:Better than his finish in the May race (29th), and he is only 9 points from the Chase lead after today, but considering where he & Ryan both finished, SHR has some serious work to do in order to figure out their cars for Dover.
And it makes NO sense....they've both won multiple races there.....hmmmmmmmmmmm
Sun Oct 02, 2011 8:04 pm
Dover is a tough track for most drivers with the exception of Jimmie Johnson and the Roush teams,they seem to have it figured out.Not worried about it,do believe anyone outside the top 9 is now out thou
Mon Oct 03, 2011 7:12 am
Anybody who's paid attention to Tony's performances at Dover the last several years (even back to the Gibbs days) can't be surprised by how bad they ran yesterday. I went into yesterday's race just hoping for a top-10 like I usually hope for a win. It is what it is. Flat tracks and intermediates seem to be better, so we'll see what happens in Kansas (I think that's where they are next week, they changed everything around on me). Talladega and Martinsville are the two remaining tracks I have concerns over. Otherwise, while I'm not gonna outright say he'll win, I will say that if he can keep what he'd done the last four weeks going, I won't bet against him.
Mon Oct 03, 2011 9:29 am
I've been going to Dover for 17 years now. The last 5 years or so, Tony hasn't run all that well. The last two years has been better, but man, this year it has been awful for SHR. I watched Tony be a moving chicane out there in the Spring race this year. Yesterday was much better, but both cars were still way off. I'm not down on this year just yet. Only 9 points out after Dover, anyone of us would have taken that heading into the Chase. Dover was his worst track, and everyone knew it, including the team. To come out of here within spitting distance of the leaders is a win for this team. I wouldn't be surprised if Smoke came out of Kansas the points leader again next week. Would be great.
Mon Oct 03, 2011 2:26 pm
I am not sure why in the last three races there Tony has struggled so bad there. He was so good at Dover his first 12 starts it probbaly was his best track from 1999 to 2004. Then after that it has been up and down. He is only 9 points away and I feel good about all the tracks remaning so don't worry he'll be alright.