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Zipadelli was released by JGR and immediately hired by Stewart Haas Racing.  Zippy will become the Competition Director for SHR.  A press release said the Zippy will be instrumental in bringing Danica Patrick into her Cup ride.  Danica will be driving the number 10 Chevy and will run a 10 race schedule in 2012 with a full schedule planned in 2013.  SHR also said that Steve Addington would be Tony's crew chief after they cut loose Grubb.  Zippy also said that he would be Danica's CC at this year's Daytona 500.
December 17, 2011  09:54 AM ET

I'm glad for Tony and Zippy, but it is still a bum deal for Grubb. There must have been a personality clash or something there. Does anyone know why they wanted to dump Grubb?

December 17, 2011  10:13 AM ET

Woo-Hoo Go Danica

December 17, 2011  10:34 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

I'm glad for Tony and Zippy, but it is still a bum deal for Grubb. There must have been a personality clash or something there. Does anyone know why they wanted to dump Grubb?

I think it had to do with the poor performance during the first 26 races. Tony was quoted as saying that they didn't even belong in the chase.

December 17, 2011  10:49 AM ET

Looking at results, the first 26 don't really count. That's sandbagging time. LOL

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December 17, 2011  11:15 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Looking at results, the first 26 don't really count. That's sandbagging time. LOL

I understand that but if memory serves me correct that was the reason given for his dismissal.

December 17, 2011  11:16 AM ET

Morning Gentelmen. And I use that term loosly. lol

December 17, 2011  12:36 PM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Morning Gentelmen. And I use that term loosly. lol

Hey! I am a gentleman and scholar, but I drink a bit......

Mornin!

December 17, 2011  12:37 PM ET

Smoke and zip, Taylor and Burton, I hope it works for tony, could care less about the frogette.

December 17, 2011  04:43 PM ET

I think earlier in the season, Tony got "wind" of Addington and Zippy wanting to make changes......(I always figured they would eventually get together someday).....and Tony not winning was perfect excuse to get everything into play to dump Grubb........but I agree with Burgh-Fan....there must have been some clashing going on too.....Tony looked a bit of a fool dumping his crew chief after winning 5 Chase races and the Championship......deals must have already been signed and delivered......just not announced unti all was over.

December 17, 2011  04:57 PM ET
QUOTE(#10):

I think earlier in the season, Tony got "wind" of Addington and Zippy wanting to make changes......(I always figured they would eventually get together someday).....and Tony not winning was perfect excuse to get everything into play to dump Grubb........but I agree with Burgh-Fan....there must have been some clashing going on too.....Tony looked a bit of a fool dumping his crew chief after winning 5 Chase races and the Championship......deals must have already been signed and delivered......just not announced unti all was over.

Yup

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December 17, 2011  11:05 PM ET

Tony used to tear reporters apart, he became a driver and instantly changed.

December 18, 2011  06:47 AM ET

Mornin.

December 18, 2011  08:59 AM ET

Santa is getting ready.

December 18, 2011  12:01 PM ET
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Tony used to tear reporters apart, he became a driver and instantly changed.

Don't you mean he became an owner? But yes he did change overnight.

I still remember the last time he won. He thanked the Frances for inviting him to their hauler after so many of the races. Tony also gave the Emcee (I forget his name) a gift certificate to an anger management class. I thought it was hysterical.

December 18, 2011  12:03 PM ET
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Your boy Tony always was and still is a "hypocritical fake"!

I liked him better before he became an owner. Back then he would take a 10th place car and try to win with it. Didn't always work out for him, but he made some interesting races and exciting wrecks.

December 18, 2011  12:06 PM ET
QUOTE(#17):

Don't you mean he became an owner? But yes he did change overnight.

I must of had a brain freeze when I was typing that. LOL A true case of Jekyll and Hyde. I liked the old Tony.

 
December 18, 2011  04:57 PM ET

I did not like the old Tony....nor do I like the new one........all corporate and empty....but the in between Tony was great.....even though it did not last too long.......I hate it when they cross over to the "Puppet" side of things.


JK...your boat parade avatar is awesome....love it.

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