Guests - If You want access to member only forums on HSO. You will gain access only when you Sign-in or Sign-Up on HotSpotOutdoors.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
HOF#13

Tony Eury Jr.

9 posts in this topic

Even as a Jr. fan, I have to ask....What in the sam H...E...double hockey sticks was Tony Eury Jr. thinking leaving Dale Jr. out there that long before his 2nd pit stop??? He did the same thing earlier in the race and it cost Jr. 5 positions on the track. This time the caution comes out, and a very realistic shot at the top 5 or better is gone.

All the other cars had pitted. He had a 25 second lead (but was losing about 1 second a lap to the other cars that had pitted), and still no pit stop. Just stupid! I like the guy, but this move completely baffles / concerns me!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

From Yahoo:

I have to admit that Tony Eury Jr.'s gamble to keep Junior out while the rest of the field pitted was a gutsy move that would have paid off royally – had the caution flag not come out. By extending his lead over the second-place car, Junior would have had enough time to pit under green and then rejoin the field without losing valuable track position. It's the kind of gamble often used in F1 with great success. I applaud Eury for taking the gamble. Unfortunately, the caution came out and it stuck Junior at the back of the field and he never recovered.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The problem I have with that is....The strategy did work....for a few laps. Jr. was in 1st place and had a 25 second lead over 2nd place...BUT even when he started to lose time to the second place car he still stayed out for a number of laps and then the caution bit them.

Wouldn't it have made the most sense if you are using that strategy, to pit at the point there your lead over the second place car is the greatest, thus allowing you the best chance to get on / off pit road and hold onto your track position? If you are using that strategy, why would you continue allow yourself to lose time to the 2nd place car before pitting. I would be much more understanding had Jr. been increasing his lead when that caution came out, but he wasn't. His lead was shrinking.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yeah, I was kinda thinking that move wasn't the brightest either. I would have rather seen Jr. pit sooner when he had a good lead. He is on my nascar pool and I coulda used a good week outta him.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Wouldn't it have made the most sense if you are using that strategy, to pit at the point there your lead over the second place car is the greatest, thus allowing you the best chance to get on / off pit road and hold onto your track position? If you are using that strategy, why would you continue allow yourself to lose time to the 2nd place car before pitting. I would be much more understanding had Jr. been increasing his lead when that caution came out, but he wasn't. His lead was shrinking.

Possibly stretching that tank of fuel so that they could be sure they'd make it to the end on one more tank later?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

They were trying to WIN the race sometimes you have to Gamble, a top 5 for Junior at this point means nothing at all in regards to the Chase it's all about WINNING and the race Win bonus points for the chase.

So while 2nd or 15th may matter in FANTACY racing it means nothing to Junior/Eury at this point.

Go Hendrick!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

An almost laughable spin.

I'm not buying it.

"Unfortunately, the caution came out and it stuck Junior at the back of the field and he never recovered."

There's the end result of that "gutsy gamble".

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

They were trying to WIN the race sometimes you have to Gamble, a top 5 for Junior at this point means nothing at all in regards to the Chase it's all about WINNING and the race Win bonus points for the chase.

So while 2nd or 15th may matter in FANTACY racing it means nothing to Junior/Eury at this point.

Go Hendrick!

I could see your point, if Jr. were in 5th or 15th.

But, he was leading that race. In fact dominating.

An easy win, if not for T.E. jr. bonehead strategy.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0



  • Posts

    • Dishwasher for me if I don't get to them right away like thirdeye.
    • I sprayed mine almost a month ago.  An ortho product that seamed to work.  All that's left is the dead grass it choked out.
    • Now that rubechat forums are history....   Lets light this place up...Rubes!
    • We spent the past week in Door County Wisconsin on vacation with 4 other couples and our campers. I had it all lined up for 6 members of our group to go out on a chartered fishing trip in the early morning of Thursday. The charter called me at 8:00 Wed. evening to inform me that the boat had broken down and wouldn't be fixed until later that day and there were no available re-scheduling opportunities until Monday.    GGGRRRRRRRR!!!!!!!!!!
    • Well looks like the draft came and went without much fireworks, sounds like Fletcher didn't like any of the offers so he is going to wait to make a move. Hard to see us fitting under the cap or filling out a full team without moving Scandella or Pommers so we will see what happens.

      Of course drafting from the 3rd round on doesn't lead to many super exciting players but it sound like we got a couple midgets with some skill and several projects. Our big off season move might have been keeping everyone through expansion. 
    • My only concern is the timing of all of this. We seem to be loading up for a run in the next year or two but the Warriors are still sitting there stacked beyond belief.  Can we add enough and develop our young guys enough to be a legit threat to the Warriors.  Lebron, Irving, and Love barely made the Warriors break a sweat in the finals.  I'd like to see them time their final acquisitions to correspond with the end of the Warriors run. 
    • Maybe line up all the non-compliant VW's and gas 'em all out with diesel fumes. 
    • Glad Lavine is gone! Added nothing but slam dunks to the team. I've been out of town for the past week, so I was very delighted to hear about this trade today.
    • Not unless they ban the toothpick crossbow here too. Takes those beetles out clean.   
  • Our Sponsors