smoke just flipped the......

Discussion in 'NASCAR' started by riskybzns, Jan 5, 2009.

  1. riskybzns

    riskybzns Well-Known Member

    coin for the tostito's fiesta bowl between ohio st and texas. he looked real thrilled to have the honors. :-/
     
  2. semipenguin

    semipenguin Cheeseburger Connoisseur

    Ok. Wait. Tony have a sponsoreship from Frito~Lay?...:scratch:

    I thought that was Boy Wonder?...:right:

    :)
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  3. riskybzns

    riskybzns Well-Known Member

    good insight there. makes me wonder how it got that honor. i know he was grand marshall of one of the parades.
     
  4. semipenguin

    semipenguin Cheeseburger Connoisseur

    Maybe now that Tony is part of Hendrick Motorsports Lite, he get the benefit of sponsorship from PepsiCo & Yum brands...:)
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  5. riskybzns

    riskybzns Well-Known Member

    maybe. i need to find a pic of the car to see if pepsi co is on it.
     
  6. summejs

    summejs New Member

    I just logged on to see if anyone else knew why he flipped it. It wasn't a Chevy thing was it?
     
  7. riskybzns

    riskybzns Well-Known Member

    chevy had nothing to do with the game as far as i know. i just looked at a pic of the car and i didn't see a coke or pepsi sticker on the car, unless i'm blind.
     
  8. riskybzns

    riskybzns Well-Known Member

    the morning drive and mike and david's name is being displayed. who know's what's going on.
     
  9. dpkimmel2001

    dpkimmel2001 Well-Known Member

    from Jayski....

    ‘Smoke’ Rises from Fiesta Bowl Parade: No passing. That was the only rule Tony Stewart had to abide by in Saturday’s 38th Annual Fort McDowell Fiesta Bowl Parade presented by Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation. Thankfully, the two-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion sat far enough away from the steering wheel of a Chevrolet Corvette that he couldn’t break the one rule just days into the New Year. Instead, the driver better known as “Smoke” sat atop the trunk of the Corvette convertible waving to the crowd along the 1.9-mile parade route, dutifully fulfilling one of his primary duties as grand marshal of this year’s Fiesta Bowl, which features a Monday night match-up between the Big Ten’s Ohio State and the Big 12’s University of Texas.
    “That was like driver introductions at Indianapolis times 10,” said Stewart, referring to the ritual of riding in the back of a pickup truck around the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway before racing 42 other drivers for 400 miles. “This is a huge event and I’m just honored to be a part of it. It’s pretty cool to sort of venture outside our box a little bit and take in a game of this magnitude. With the racing season being what it is, getting away to see a college football game is kind of tough. When the Fiesta Bowl Committee called and asked if I was interested in being their grand marshal, I said, ‘As long as I get a ticket and a field pass to the game, I’m in.”
    Stewart got that and then some. Announcing his presence in the parade were two brightly painted red #14 Chevrolet Impalas. One was emblazoned with Office Depot and the other with Old Spice, his co-primary sponsors for the 2009 racing season – Stewart’s first as a driver/owner with Stewart-Haas Racing, his new home after spending over a decade with Joe Gibbs Racing.
    “Being grand marshal was also a great opportunity for our race team,” said Stewart, who is already an accomplished team owner in the U.S. Auto Club (USAC) and the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series, where his teams have won nine championships – seven in USAC and two in the World of Outlaws. “It’s not everyday that we’re able to crossover into other sporting events, so to be able to do that and bring my team and sponsors a little extra exposure was a no-brainer. Plus, we’re going to be back out here in April at Phoenix International Raceway, and hopefully the time we spend here in January brings a few more people out to the race track in April.”(SHR PR)(1-4-2009)
     
  10. riskybzns

    riskybzns Well-Known Member

    yep, that's the article i read. i guess flipping the coin was part of the duties of being grand marshall. still wonder why they picked him for.
     
  11. mccastle

    mccastle Member

    He looked so tiny among all of those huge guys.
     
  12. dpkimmel2001

    dpkimmel2001 Well-Known Member

    Yes, I thought he looked a little intimidated by them.
     
  13. mghtx

    mghtx 2000 Man

    Man, I couldn't watch the game. :mad: So I missed all that.

    But I'll be able to watch Thursday night. And it's one of the few times I'll ever wish for Florida to win. Which is blasphemy for a Vols fan. :eek:
     
  14. mccastle

    mccastle Member


    My husband and I are rooting for Oklahoma even though we think the gators will run over them. We want LSU to still be the only team to have two BCS national championships. Even though we had to share one with USC :twisted:

    BTW Kiffin is lining up a strong coaching staff. Is Ogeron a done deal? He will bring a ton of recruits. He is tight with a lot of the powerhouse high schools down the bayou. I think Tennessee will have a stronger season next year.
     
  15. riskybzns

    riskybzns Well-Known Member

    hopefully you got to hear it on sirius. i'm pullin for oklahoma, in hopes of a 1-2 finish for the big 12.
     
  16. semipenguin

    semipenguin Cheeseburger Connoisseur

    USC will finish higher then Texas. USC beat Penn St. Big 10 Champs. Who'd Texas beat?...:right:

    :)
     
  17. Easy Money

    Easy Money Active Member

    The O couldnt get anything going @ Ole Miss.
     
  18. mghtx

    mghtx 2000 Man

    I'm really excited about it all. But I don't expect that much next season.

    I usually root for the SEC since I'm from TN. But I live in TX now and have to watch myself around the inlaws. :p

    But I was SO HAPPY for Alabama to go down. I dislike Saben almost as much as Steve Spurrier.
     
  19. Easy Money

    Easy Money Active Member

    Amen brother!!!!!!:bigclap::bigclap::bigclap:

    Not to mention the fact that they got beat ALL over the field and it wasnt just a fluke!
     
  20. riskybzns

    riskybzns Well-Known Member

    that's right. plus usc won by a bigger margin.
     

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