Chase Race 8: Texas (Backing Up The Smack Talk while Fishing For A Championship)Posted by in General | NASCAR
So 4 wins in the last eight races is pretty awesome right? I think so. You know what else is awesome? That this is the fifth season that Tony has had four wins! GO TONY! I will admit though, Jeff Burton did have me a little worried though yesterday. The last 12 laps or so I was standing right in front of the TV hoping Jeff Burton would run out of gas. Luckily he did- with just 5 laps to go resigning the lead to Stewart who went on to win the race at Texas Motor Speedway….putting him a mere 3 points behind points leader Carl Edwards with two races left (Phoenix and Homestead). I think I need a really big bottle of Tums and for next week most likely a muzzle.
The best part about the win at Texas was that Tony totally backed up his smack talk from his win at Martinsville Speedway the week before. I am the first to admit that when Tony got out of the car and during his post race press conference said “my adrenaline has worn off and I still mean he better not sleep too long these last three weeks” I cringed a little. I mean that is some major smack talking but Tony and Stewart-Haas Racing was prepared to back it up and I LOVED that!! After Smoke’s win at Martinsville the race at Texas Motor Speedway was billed as a sparring match between Stewart and Edwards so I also loved that TMS Track president brought out the boxing gloves to have Tony’s picture taken with in victory lane:
And WHOO FREAKING HOO:
Notes On Texas:
- Cute story – at about the 10 laps to go mark I was standing there watching (and hoping Burton would run out of gas) when my 3 and 1/2 year old nephew walked in. He wasn’t sure what was going on and he stood by his grandpa. My dad tried to explain it to him- that there was a race and we were rooting for Tony. So he stood next to me and kept saying Go Tony! everytime I would say Go Tony! If you asked him who Tony was he would say “Tony our friend!” Now since Tony won- he thinks that Tony is Lightning McQueen because he won and his car is red.
- On the Wednesday before Texas- Tony went to Lake Okeechobee again to fishin the third-annual Office Depot Foundation Charity Fishing Tournament:
Also Office Depot Racing is doing an I’M WITH SMOKE promo where you can download the “I’m With Smoke” icon to use as your twitter/facebook avatar as well as a wallpaper. Plus you can enter to win a trip to the Homestead Miami race (you must enter by November 11th, 2011). Next week’s race is at Phoenix. GO TONY GO! KEEP DIGGING TONY! See ya there!
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