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Another Tony tantrum

Posted Wednesday, July 30, 2008, at 4:32 PM

I really wonder how local racing fans feel about Tony Stewart's latest temper tantrum.

Stewart, who can control race cars much better than his temper, was fined $10,000 and Tony Stewart Racing suspended for the remainder of the 2008 season by USAC for an incident involving a midget race car he owned and was driven by someone else.

Stewart knocked the headset off one USAC race official and shoved another official after he objected to a ruling during the race.

NASCAR, USAC or any other racing organization apparently doesn't run things to suit Tony as a driver or owner.

I see Tony Stewart as a great talent going to waste because he simply refuses to grow up and stop acting like a spoiled brat.

Tony is too old to spank, except perhaps on his wallet. Does yet another suspension amount to standing him in a corner?

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-- Posted by mulehorn on Wed, Jul 30, 2008, at 10:21 PM

Tony did waste his talent, he should have slapped around a couple of Nascar official for the so called Brickyard race.

-- Posted by Dr. Philbilly on Thu, Jul 31, 2008, at 3:19 PM

He has not been neutered by NA$CAR yet and I hope he never is. You never have to question what Stewart is saying after an interview and you will not get the politically correct responce from him.

-- Posted by Chef Boy R.D. on Thu, Jul 31, 2008, at 5:25 PM

Everyone has a little temper inside them some time....At least he did not hit someone else with his race car like one of the drivers at Duck River did a while back.....

-- Posted by rebelrose on Fri, Aug 1, 2008, at 7:44 AM


I graduated high school with Geoffrey Bodine, and had a steak dinner with Mario Andretti and Tom Sneva. These people are people that you enjoy watch racing. When I was working the gate at Phoenix International Raceway, Poncho Carter refused to sign the usual "Waiver" to get into the race. I radioed the man in charge and he said, "No Sign, No Admittance". I told Mr Carter, No Sign, turn it around and leave. After 5 minutes of abuse he finally signed. There is always someone who is bigger than the sport. Unfortunately, Mr. Carter is deceased.Speedway accident. (F1) Stewart is a lot like Carter.

-- Posted by framestraight on Fri, Aug 1, 2008, at 1:58 PM

rebelrose- If i was a bettin woman i would say you have got yourself inducted into the hall of witnesses. Better be able to prove the man had a temper or you appear to have slandered him and be in same mess as several others.

Or are you one of those who go from one site to another running the mouth about everything you know nothing about?

I would get my story right if i was you today. Im abetting you will account for it.

-- Posted by bukweat on Sat, Aug 2, 2008, at 4:50 PM


If you are interested in my unknown history of racing you can find it here.

25 Hours Du Le Mans, 1977-1979, cars #'s 10 & 11.

Myself and Terry Lee built these bodies for Grand Touring Cars of Scottsdale. You can see these cars here; http://www.gtc-mirage.com/NewFiles/compe...

Also; I was body & chassis tech on Johnny Loper's "Lil Hoss" driven by Trip Shumake. You can see the photo here and scroll down:


I also worked as body tech on A/Production Corvettes at Watkins Glen in the late 1960's.

Signed: The Unknown Technician

-- Posted by framestraight on Sat, Aug 2, 2008, at 7:52 PM

We need more drivers like stewart, harvick , and kyle busch. Nascar hasn't been the same since the late great Dale Sr. passed away. That is what racing is supposed to be/ Lead, folow. or get out of the way. If you need help getting out of the way one of these renegades will help. Generally speaking, the talent in Nascar isn't what it used to be. Take it out of the emgineers hands and back in to the drivers hands.

-- Posted by fed up with government on Wed, Aug 13, 2008, at 5:27 AM

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