All things Tony
Sun Mar 03, 2013 8:11 pm
I dunno, it beats the heck out of last week but still, not something to jump up and down four. A top-five would have been nice but oh well. First top-10 of 2013, here's to it I guess.
Wasn't good enough though probably, considering the checks he's gonna have to write with the pieces of junk the 39 and 10 teams are taking home to Kannapolis.
Sun Mar 03, 2013 9:15 pm
That four tire stop just before mid race seemed to kill them. He lost a ton of track position and just wasn't able to make it up. I think Smoke definitely had a top five car but that was their undoing. Left a little out there today.
Sun Mar 03, 2013 9:20 pm
It seemed like a good call, guess the set of tires just didn't match up. Sucks when you put four tires on a car and instead of at least holding station, you go backwards. Maybe someone who was able to listen to the scanner can tell us if there was any mention of Goodyear and their inability to build consistent tires.
Sun Mar 03, 2013 9:48 pm
I listened to Tony's scanner and no mention of Goodyear but he in his own sarcastic way asked Steve why they were faster with just two tires and slower with four stickers.
Sun Mar 03, 2013 10:53 pm
He honestly did not have much better than a top 10 car.......way to grab 8th team 14
When he had asked about being better on 4 than on 2 Steve made the comment about track position being so important.
Sun Mar 03, 2013 11:11 pm
I heard that too doc and someone in the booth said 4 had no advantage over 2 as far as speed on the track. The only advantage was the time in pitting for 2 rather than 4. Seems a lot of teams figured that out. Good thing is he's now 23rd in points and I'm not saying who is 1 position better than he is... All that glitters is not gold
Mon Mar 04, 2013 12:09 am
I hope PSP (Princess Sparkle Pony) takes a good look at those standings. Only time she will ever be shown ahead of the boss this year.
Now...this has to be said....I think Carl finally got wise and sacrificed that chicken to get the monkey off his back.
Hmmm pony, chicken, monkey.
Mon Mar 04, 2013 2:03 am
Princess Sparkle Pony....LMFAO..... Thats awesome!
Mon Mar 04, 2013 7:44 am
I felt Smoke ha a top 5 car, but track position and pit strategy were killing him. I'm more pleased then most around here because the car has speed and Tony is comfortable in the car. I expect him to contend for the win at Vegas.
Mon Mar 04, 2013 1:11 pm
I will take it. I thought for a while he was gonna be 15th or worse. Hopefully we can bring home the W at vegas!
Mon Mar 04, 2013 1:47 pm
i will take his 8th place. and i am very proud of him.
he will be just fine
Mon Mar 04, 2013 6:45 pm
Yes Smoke_14, I thought that was a good sign as well that he was comfortable with the balance in the car. If he is comfortable that should lead to good finishes in the future. I'm not so sure he was ever truly comfy in the COT.
Mon Mar 04, 2013 7:07 pm
I too really think Tony likes this new car....it kinda suits his driving style better........for the second time in this car, I think they will put in the books about the four tire stop and track position...so important! He was really happy with the setup in the beginning and for Tony and Steve, that is a good start....we'll take 8th and on to Vegas, where he won last year!
Mon Mar 04, 2013 8:13 pm
Phoenix will only get slicker and slicker thanks to our endless summers. Once that happens, the 2 tire stuff will go out the window unless it's very few laps to go. There's only been one whole summer (our summers are 6 months long) on the track and it doesn't look new anymore. Just a matter of time
Mon Mar 04, 2013 8:53 pm
I'm with Tony on this one,till the teams get least five races in, no one really knows what to expect with this gen.6 car.