by Charlie Turner
Thanks for stopping by OnPitRow.com and the Bench Racing with Steve and Charlie blog. The best NASCAR and IndyCar news and opinion, exclusive pictures and video. I'm Charlie Turner. Follow me on Twitter @onpitrowJune 28, 2009 10:05 am UTC 3 Comments
He’s already taken a third tier Cup team from struggling to qualify for races to leading the Sprint Cup Series points after 16 meets. Smoke has won an all-star race and the cupper at Pocono. In fact, both of Tony’s cars – his no. 14 Office Depot/Old Spice Racing Chevy and Ryan Newman’s no. 39 U S Army/Haas Automation Impala are solidly in the top 12 in points.
The problem is, I am not yet a believer. Which may mean the mantle of resident idiot at the Bench Racing blog is up for grabs. Again. But, whatever. I need more convincing and it might just come today at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
You can make the argument that Loudon is Stewart’s best track. 20 races, 2 wins, 10 top fives, 12 top tens. Newman also has two wins and nine top tens.
A one-two finish on the real, big paperclip would probably end my doubts.
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