Tony Qualified: 31st
Tony Finished: 27th
Points: 680 (28th in the standings)
I felt for all you fans attending Phoenix. I have made no contention that of the tracks I have attended- Phoenix is my favorite for the racing action. There is just something about that track. But I didn’t attend this year- and obviously the track was upset and cried all day because of it. Seriously though- I admit that while I was wistful that I wasn’t actually in attendance at Phoenix- I was glad- because EGADS that was just ridiculous! Props to all my fans who stuck it out. I have to ask- for those who where there- were you hoping that NASCAR would try to go racing again or were you just “Raining again?! Please call this race now?!” I am just curious since I wasn’t there. But I can’t imagine how miserable it was to be wet all day, then sit in the cold to watch the race, then get wet again.
Tony unfortunately didn’t have such a great Phoenix race. The team seemed to be chasing an ill handling car weekend as he didn’t practice well, he didn’t qualify well and he continued to complain about the car just plowing during the race. It would have been interesting to see if the race had run in the conditions that they had prepared it for if it would have been better? At one point he described the car’s handling as effing “absurd” during the race.
For those wondering- us watching the national broadcast knew exactly when NASCAR called the race. It was right in the middle of an on-air interview with Carl Edwards who was hoping to go back racing (he was only five points under the cut line after what would end up being the final rain delay) because we could hear the crowd erupt into cheers and Carl suddenly looked very disappointed. I was unclear if the crowd was cheering because Jr. won the race- or because the race had been called and they could skuttle back to their campers or cars.
Going into the championship race in Miami- it’s down to Jeff Gordon, Kevin Harvick, Kyle Busch and Martin Truex Jr. Who do you have and why?!
Gratuitous Tony Stewart:
Last race of the season coming up!
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