Tony Wins at Talladega!!

After a crazy day that included one “Big One” that managed to completely skip over all the Chase contenders and a SECOND “Big One” that swept up most of the rest of the field, Tony Stewart went on to win his first Sprint Cup series race at Talladega. This superspeedway is notorious for being the track where Junior Nation tends to rule and has not been that kind to Stewart. Of course, I doubt that many Junior fans would begrudge Tony the win after Junior was taken out in the second incident of the “Big One.” After all, Stewart and Earnhardt are notorious draft partners, although oddly enough there was no evidence of that Sunday.
In a nailbiter finish, second place rookie Regan Smith tried to go below the apron and come around Tony for the win, actually preceding Stewart to the start/finish line. However, as was made clear in the driver’s meeting, such is against the rules at Talladega. Therefore, the penalty imposed by NASCAR on Smith was to send him to the tail end of the lead lap which placed him in 18th place for the finish.
This I disagreed with..I felt that second place would have been where Smith should have finished. I will say that the rookie is starting off to a great career.
Talladega marks Tony Stewart’s first win of 2008 and first win at Talladega in Sprint Cup Series racing, GOOD JOB Tony!!!!!!!


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