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Race 24: Bristol 2- No Words.

Posted by Amy in General | NASCAR

I don’t know what I can say about Tony’s run at Bristol. I have no words for the suckfest of a weekend that was. I mean what can I say beyond: Practice sucked. Qualifying sucked. Race pretty much sucked too.  It’s sad when the only saving grace points wise is that the guy on your heels sucks slightly worse than you.

Tony Stewart(L), driver of the #14 Bass Pro Shops/Office Depot Chevrolet, and Clint Bowyer, driver of the #33 Hamburger Helper Chevrolet, look on from the garage area during practice at Bristol Motor Speedway. (Photo Credit: Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images North America)

Even with his 28th place finish (yey top 30) Tony still remains 10th in the standing except now race winner Brad Keselowski is on his heels in the standings.  Okay seriously bad luck or whatever the hell is going on? It can totally stop now. So now we have to make Brad our mortal enemy for Atlanta.  Let’s just say I probably need to reread my Open Letter To Tony Stewart to remind myself of some things. (Big sigh). At least we finished better than where we started (of course it would pretty hard to finish worse than 42nd).

Brad Keselowski, driver of the #2 Miller Lite Dodge, races with Tony Stewart, driver of the #14 Bass Pro Shops/Office Depot Chevrolet, at Bristol Motor Speedway on August 27, 2011 in Bristol, Tennessee. (Photo Credit: John Harrelson/Getty Images North America)

Notes About Bristol:

  1. I have to say that I noticed several drivers speeding down pit road between the speeding sensors.  NASCAR mandates a pit road speed limit for a reason. It was my understanding that that was to help protect the crew members working around the cars on pit road.  By speeding and passing cars in between the speeding sensors- how is that protecting the crew members. I saw several different cars doing it and I think that speeding between the sensors negates the safety of the speed limit to begin with.  Not cool- not cool at all.
  2. Also not cool? Was that there really wasn’t any pre-race covereage (except for a wee bit of it on Race Day on Speed) of the driver intros. One of the coolest part of Bristol is the big tahdoo of driver intros…where the drivers get to walk out to the song of their choice.  It’s awesome and not done at all the tracks and us who were watching the race really got none of that build up for the race. It was a let down.
  3. Wow Bass Pro really covered it’s bases by sponsoring three cars during the race at Bristol. Not only was Jamie McMurrary sponsored by Bass Pro as he usually is, but Bass Pro also graced the hoods of Ryan Newman and Tony Stewart. In fact I felt that Tony and Jamie’s car were fairly similar…Jamie’s was just a little bit more orange. It was just a little weird.
  4. The rumors of Danica running a partial cup schedule under the Stewart-Haas Racing banner have been confirmed.  You can read my thoughts (posted before the rumor was made official) in my article called The Danica Effect.
  5. Reminder: You have until Midnight pacific time to enter to win the KHI Tony Stewart #4 Oreo car diecast here.

Next race: Atlanta! #KeepDiggingTony #goTonygo

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