Smokeshow14 wrote:I have to disagree on the what if Tony had "that guy" thing.
...of course YOU do...but, then you think winning a Daytona 500 makes you a Champion...so, you're opinions are ALWAYS a bit suspect.
Look up Jeff's and Jimmie's records(particularly during JJ's "5 year run")...Zippy was now where near that CONSISTANT on a year after year basis. True, he put together a couple Championship seasons(no coincidence Zippy's best years were Tony's Championship years) but NEVER consistantly like Evrnham/Knaus. That's what "that guy" does..seewhati'msayin'brah...
Well a Daytona 500 champion, a sprint cup championship is different in it's own right, but that's for another time...
Tony And Zippy's seasons together
1999: three wins, fourth in points rookie of the year
2000: six wins, sixth in points
2001: three wins, second in points
2002: three wins, won the championship
2003: two wins, seventh in points
2004: two wins, sixth in points
2005: five wins , won another championship
2006: five wins, 11th in points (career worst which isn't bad)
2007: three wins, sixth in points
2008: one win, ninth in points.
I am not saying that Zippy was as good as Knaus or Evernham, but he was pretty close. Their ten seasons together were great. Don't forget how Jimmie has a golden horseshoe
, Tony has lead many races, for only something to happen to him in the end. If he had JJ's luck, who knows how many wins he'd have already. 2003 could have been another championship, but Tony had some crazy stuff happen to him that year. 2004 could have been a championship too if not for Robby Gordon. 2007 if not for NASCAR restarting a race they knew they weren't going to able to finish. And if Ryan didn't wreck Tony earlier in 2006 then Tony might have won it in 2006 as he lit them in in the final ten races. But alas those are a lot of what ifs.
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Cup: 14, 1, 29, 88, 99, 11, 17, 39, 15, 5, 2, 16
NW: 7, 31, 3, 11, 60, 88, 12
Trucks: 9, 88, 3, 7, 17, 31
IRL: 10, 11, 12, 26, 3, 38, 27
RIP Dan Wheldon
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