Mon Apr 29, 2013 2:48 pm
8Ballin wrote:really? tires had to be taken when running around 19th place, with 2 laps to go. sorry, can't agree with that logic. They picked up a few spots but that was it. I believe they would have restarted 3rd if they stayed out.
Never said they would win with old tires, never thought that was a possibility, and realize Burton finished 5th on old tires. My point was that 5th was better than 15th.
Mon Apr 29, 2013 2:54 pm
Mon Apr 29, 2013 7:49 pm
Mon Apr 29, 2013 7:57 pm
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Mon Apr 29, 2013 9:13 pm
Jellikit wrote:cslonewolf wrote: Tony created this mess. The team was not doing great when it was just two cars, then he went and signed Danica. The girl might sell a butt load of t shirts, but she can't drive. I do not see one good reason she is on the team. I don't believe she can offer anything to improve the team. Only thing she really brings is more media attention. WOW there's a girl racecar driver!!! WOO HOO....... I have been coming to realize lately that Danica may be the only female in Nascar racing, but she's not the only driver at SHR with a vagina. ....
Wrong, wrong, wrong. Don't forget, she's a rookie, and as much as it pains me to say it, one who's not on a very good team at the moment either.
Just a couple career highlights to argue the point....
She's the most successful woman to ever drive American open wheel racing. She's also the first woman to lead a lap at Indy. Yeah, her leading was do to pit-stop cycling, but she had the fastest times in practice that weekend and if not for one error on a turn in qualifying, she would have had the pole there. She took home a 3rd place finish at Indy in '09, the highest ever by a female. She's the only female w/ a win in the IRL too. She also holds the record of ANY driver in the IRL for most consecutive running finishes at 50...besting 2nd by 18. She was also rookie of the year in '05, finishing 4th at Indy that year...IRL just doesn't give these things away because you can sell merchandise.
Daytona...only woman to ever win a pole (and really, drove the best line of any qualifier in doing so) and lead a lap in Cup series there. IMO, if she jumps low in front of Johnson (I think?) near the end of the race, she has a legitimate chance of winning the race. No one knew they could pass there that day though, so you can't really blame her for not going for it. She was 3rd on the white flag, got passed by a few, but still had the highest female finish ever in 8th. Not too bad for a rookie.
One last thing, her road course race in Wisconsin. She was on her way to a 4th place finish until Jacques Villianazz spun her off the course. That race was just impressive by her.
Are you really saying that someone who had only been in Nationwide racing for 2 years and managed to pull off this kind of a race, on that road course, is someone who can't drive? You'll never sell me on that.
Most people just don't like her because she's either...
a) a female
b) uses her looks
...say what you want, but her career says otherwise.
As far as Tony...he's got a couple Cup's at home. You can't win them every year. Johnson probably thought he could, but Tony ended that. Jus' sayin' (MJ ).
Mon Apr 29, 2013 11:27 pm
Jellikit wrote:racegrrl wrote:Tires were big. Period. You did notice that Mr. Burton did not win the race, that the 29 did...on fresh tires...
Ryan's temps were low because he rubbed off the tape that was on the front grille when he decided to play bumper tag with Kahne. Not the smartest thing to do...
Agreed. Tires had to be taken here.
I really felt bad for JPM. Not a huge fan of his, but I think he had the win w/o the caution. Plus..his attitude after the race was great. I had a roommate from Columbia for a couple years...JPM reminded me of him after the race, just havin' a good time and grateful. No significance, just thought I'd share it.
Tue Apr 30, 2013 3:14 am
Tue Apr 30, 2013 9:07 am
Tue Apr 30, 2013 11:13 am
michaeljohn wrote:your asking for a bruising CS, but everything you said is dead on, to add a 3rd team is hard enough, but to use a avg driver makes it more difficult, as i stated in the tony thread (which i havent gone to see any responses) tony is a character of himself, its ok for him to act one way, but anyone does it to him, well all heck is gonna break loose, just like when he took JJ out last nite, he apologized, but when it happens to him, he doesnt give that person a chance to say anything, he goes off like a crazy person, people eat it up because its a good sound bite, then the next week, he acts like nothing happened, the thing that sucks in all of this is ryan will most likely lose his job, and i cant fault harvick for that, but i can fault tony for it and his lil side project named danica.
Wed May 01, 2013 12:05 am
Wed May 01, 2013 11:14 am
michaeljohn wrote:just cuz tony has a couple of cups doesnt mean he can go around acting like a fool, but if that turns you on, more power to ya, last time i checked JJ won 5 in a row, but he didnt treat people like trash to do, just saying,