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Tony Stewart rolls to Charlotte pole

Posted on: October 13, 2011 8:38 pm
Edited on: October 14, 2011 6:27 am
By Pete Pistone


Tony Stewart scored his first career Sprint Cup Series pole at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Thursday night.

Stewart's lap of 191.959 mph earned him the top spot for Saturday night's Bank of America 500.

Matt Kenseth, Carl Edwards, A.J. Allmendinger and Greg Biffle rounded out the first five qualifiers.

Other Chase drivers in Saturday's field include Ryan Newman (6th), Jimmie Johnson (9th), Kevin Harvick (14th), Dale Earnhardt Jr. (15th), Denny Hamlin (17th), Kurt Busch (20th), Jeff Gordon (24th), Kyle Busch (25th) and Brad Keselowski (26th).

Sprint Cup teams will have two practice sessions on Friday.

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Since: Dec 9, 2008
Posted on: October 14, 2011 10:23 am

Tony Stewart rolls to Charlotte pole

Tony Stewart has been my favortie driver since his rookie season over a decade ago but I don't care who wins as long as Jimmie doesn't win another one... ever again. I'm tired of hearing about him. This chase for the cup has really helped him and I'd like to see someone other than Johnson show some success in the chase.

Since: May 30, 2008
Posted on: October 14, 2011 10:07 am

Tony Stewart rolls to Charlotte pole

Hey Jeff Gordon....CHOKE CHOKE CHOKE!  Once again.

Since: Jan 1, 2007
Posted on: October 14, 2011 8:12 am

Tony Stewart rolls to Charlotte pole

Teres, the Chase is nearly always close. Although yes, if it's Smoke that is close unlike Denny Hamlin last year, people will be more interested. But really, it could be anyone that is close to taking down Jimmie and it will be a good thing. Doesn't matter if it is Stewart, who actually has much less of a chance than guys like Harvick, Edwards, and Kenseth. He's got to pass 5 drivers and they're all pretty good. Going to take a lot of luck for each of those to have a bad day the rest of the way and catch up to 1st.

Since: May 14, 2008
Posted on: October 14, 2011 7:56 am

Tony Stewart rolls to Charlotte pole

Why is it everyone is so down on the 17? While his wit maybe dry and cumbersome to some. Intelligence he has and is a good a driver as ANY on the circuit. As much as ANY driver this man is on a mission also.

Since: Jun 5, 2011
Posted on: October 13, 2011 9:12 pm

Tony Stewart rolls to Charlotte pole

I was waiting for there to actually be a story to go with the headline.  It's great to see Smoke at the top.  If he wins the Chase, it would be the best thing that could happen to NASCAR right now.  JJ is boring: he isn't charismatic, but it is hard to hate him because he is now Jr's teammate.  So, he just keeps winning every year, and it's like watching paint dry.  
If Tony Stewart wins the Chase this year, NASCAR will start selling more tickets to the fence-sitters who need more than good racing to stay involved in the sport.  Love him or hate him, he would be a great front-man for NASCAR.  It would also be a victory for a smaller team, which would help the bigwigs at Daytona HQ justify how their new policies have helped even the playing field.  
If the Chase is close the last week, and Smoke is in the running, we could hear a total turnaround of an old joke: rednecks screaming "I want to go to Miami." 

Since: Dec 8, 2006
Posted on: October 13, 2011 9:04 pm

Tony Stewart rolls to Charlotte pole

bgtaylor; you are one of the reasons they should have DOUCHE be a "rate the post".  Just beause you don't like something why do you assume that no one else does.  I don't like MMA but I wouldn't be arrogant as to require everyone to think like me.  How about you read what you want to read on this page and let others do the same? 

Since: Oct 5, 2006
Posted on: October 13, 2011 9:01 pm

Tony Stewart rolls to Charlotte pole

Ditto my comments regarding the NBA.  Pro basketball and motor racing are wasting space on this website better used to promote more interesting sports.

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