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Favorite Smoke Moment..

Wed Feb 06, 2013 8:59 am

Mine would have to be his first championship, facing all that adversity, in'02. Many others, but that's my favorite! Thoughts? Comments?

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Wed Feb 06, 2013 12:43 pm

;) :lol:

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Wed Feb 06, 2013 1:34 pm

There are so many!

His first win at my home track in Richmond would be the first.

I wish I could remember the year this happened, the track or the races even, but it was one of my most memorable Tony moments.

He was racing in a Busch Series race for Gibbs. About halfway through the race, he came around turn 3 and the back end started spinning out. By the time he got to the middle of turn 4 he had turned into the grass and hit the infield wall.

Of course he was taken to the infield care center and released with no problem. Someone stuck a mic in his face and asked what happened..without skipping a beat he responds:

"Just ran out of talent".

I loved that! Only someone with complete confidence in themselves would have the guts to say that. Some people call him arrogant. I say it depends on which side of the fence you stand on. One persons arrogance is another persons confidence. And I love his!

It's on par with the after crash interview he gave at Talladega. http://www.evilwordsmith.com/talladegainterview-052012/

And of course his comeback, and comeback again at Homestead to win his 3rd Championship title.

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Wed Feb 06, 2013 6:49 pm

Yes! And then there was the "Here Kitty Kitty " at Indy, and who can forget "I'm too old and fat to be climbing fences". '05 Championship was pure dominance, but '11 was perserverance and tenacity!

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Wed Feb 06, 2013 7:57 pm

This would have to be hard to name just one moment. I have two I cherish for him and his career. One was his first win at Indy. His interview was pure Tony. The tie was his win at Homstead for the race and his 3rd championship. I have a DVD of every second of this race and all the interviews after and I play this quite often. When Tony has a problem I feel bad for him which is odd as I don't know him never met him and I don't worry about what he says or to whom. That is his business. I don't think about his personal life either but the one thing I do follow is his foundation. This is one thing drivers do care about is their fans and what they do for the public. I hope there are tons more moments for us to rave about.

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Wed Feb 06, 2013 8:42 pm

I still laugh at "wreck my mom..." in 2011.

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Thu Feb 07, 2013 8:14 am

I'll bet his mom probably laughed at that statement and said: " That's my son."

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Fri Feb 08, 2013 12:25 am

I would have to say when I met him at the autograph event at the Office Depot before the Fontana race in 2011. He was in a really good mood and VERY flirty.... I could barely talk and had this huge, cheesey smile on my face the whole time. I felt like a dork but SOOO worth it.

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Sat Feb 16, 2013 1:39 am

Going to dAYTONA AND TONY winning and me all dressed in orange from head to toe.

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Mon Feb 18, 2013 10:07 pm

The Tony and Jeff spat at the haulers years back,still laugh everytime i think of it!

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Mon Feb 18, 2013 10:52 pm

my favorite moment I dont think Tony fans would like.

When he dove down to the inside late in the 2008 Daytona 500 to try & pick up Kyle as a drafting partner, opening the lead up for Ryan!

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Tue Feb 19, 2013 4:17 pm

wolfgang wrote:The Tony and Jeff spat at the haulers years back,still laugh everytime i think of it!



Hee hee hee I freakin LOVE this video! :-) He was so young & full of pee & vinegar! LOL When Jeff says "Speed up & you won't have that problem" is a gasp out loud moment! LOL

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=pl ... ekiBV9b5jE

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Tue Feb 19, 2013 4:19 pm

I kinda like this moment too - - at the 23 sec mark ;-)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_dgNf6eTfuM

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Tue Feb 19, 2013 7:41 pm

I would have to say my favorite smoke moment would be when he finally won at indy, it was such a great moment for him and his fans.

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Tue Feb 19, 2013 8:38 pm

smokieonefour wrote:I kinda like this moment too - - at the 23 sec mark ;-)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_dgNf6eTfuM

I shouldn't have gone there,i spent an hour in it! :lol:
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