“This one is for everyone in the stands who pull for me and have to take the bull(expletive) from everyone else.” – Tony Stewart
Tony Stewart’s slip of the tongue didn’t just cost him money. Is it wrong for drivers to lose NASCAR points for over-the-line statements to the media?
While Tony Stewart was kissing the bricks at Indianapolis for the second time in three years, some drivers almost kissed their Chase hopes goodbye in the wreck-fest that was the Allstate 400 at the Brickyard on Sunday. In the first 60 laps of the race, a total of 18 drivers had been involved in at …
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This week, here’s a peek at what some select few were thinking after the Allstate 400 at the Brickyard.
33 – laps led by Dale Earnhardt Jr. in the Allstate 400 at the Brickyard. Earnhardt finished 34th after blowing an engine with 24 laps to go.
Darrell Waltrip and Bristol. Bill Elliott and Michigan. Dale Earnhardt and Talladega. Looks like the formula’s in place for Tony Stewart and Indianapolis.
With 10 laps to go, Tony Stewart muscled his way under Kevin Harvick. The two skirmished, but Stewart quickly drove off to an uncontested Brickyard 400 win.
1. Stewart Storylines – As expected, Tony Stewart has hit his midsummer stride, winning two straight Cup races and his second Brickyard 400. Stewart-related questions: Will Tony be punished for saying “bullsh*t” in his post-race interview? Just what bullsh*t was he referring to that he thinks his fans have to put up with? Will he …
Jeff Gordon – Gordon has won a track record four Brickyard 400s, including the inaugural event in 1994. He’s also managed 10 top-10 finishes here in 13 starts. The Indiana transplant is hugely popular with the fans in Indy, as well. Denny Hamlin – Hamlin finished 10th here last year in his only Brickyard start …
The Cup Series heads to the heartland of America this week for the annual running of the Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis.
This week marks ESPN’s return to covering Cup racing after a seven-year absence. What are your expectations for this season?