Tony Stewart in trouble again!

United States
August 1, 2007 6:23am CST
Well, he may have won the Brickyard race but I heard this morning on the news that Tony has been fined $25,000 and had points removed from his Nextel Cup race chase for comments that he made after the race on Sunday. He apparently said that the win was for everyone who cheered for him out there that day and the fans that put up with the bullsh*t every week. I guess that the Nascar officials didn't like that! I thought it was a little uncalled for but figured that he would get by with it.
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@mrsbrian (1951)
• United States
2 Aug 07
Although I am not a tony stewart fan, he is a good driver with a bad temper at times and he dose speak his mind. I believe they fined jr and they should also fine anyone else who chooses to use this language.
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• United States
3 Aug 07
I agree with you. I am not a Stewart fan and part of the reason is that he is such a wild man. you never know what he will do next! It is sad that he can't control his temper as he is well liked by most people.
@mnflower (1304)
• United States
1 Aug 07
I think that the word bull s!!t should not be fineable in any sport it is used throughout the world and even in our school rooms so it is no big word that is degrading anyone...tony is a target in nascar for his outspokenness and what he says will always be closely listened too..but in all fairness they had to do what they did for it is a family sport and they do want to keep it that way...they are a very respected sport and it is getting more popular every day and no i don't like the fines but I adore watching stewart on and off the track he is awesome and a very outspoken young man and alot of people look up to him and should.
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• United States
3 Aug 07
Well, I must say that I think Nascar is working to keep it clean and they are trying to be a family oriented sport as they are gaining in popularity so it is good to monitor what is said. I do think that some of the drivers get watched a little closer and I would say Stewart is one of them as he is constantly in trouble because he doesn't know how to control his temper and he is quite defiant in what he does whether it means he will be in trouble or not.
@KrauseHome (35025)
• United States
1 Aug 07
It is truly a shame that these drivers have to use Language like this, and possibly offend some of their Fans and others when they talk. I guess they think that this is the way to talk? I never heard they loose points too. I would think the Fine would be Good enough? Interesting though and needs to be a lesson to all the drivers then.
• United States
3 Aug 07
I think that they take the points as the fine isn't going to hurt them as much normally. The race for the cup is what these guys are really working for and so it hurts the entire team in a way.
@DanaMark (807)
• United States
1 Aug 07
I'm not sure I totally agree with the fine. We hear that kind of language all the time on TV. Of course those programs are rated TV 14. I guess Nascar doesn't want their program to have to be rated like that. I like the fact that Nascar wants to keep their sport clean. The fact that they have an invocation and the national anthem before races show real class. Not many sports do that any more.
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• United States
3 Aug 07
I agree with you on that. Actually I was surprised at the invocation on Sunday. Since it was my first race, I didn't expect it. I knew they would do the national anthem as it is done in about all aspects of sports. I think it is great that they want to keep it clean and not allow the drivers to say certain things.
@pismeof (855)
• United States
1 Aug 07
Nascar has to fine Tony Stewart or any other driver that uses that type of language on television.They set a precident a couple of years ago when Earnhardt Jr.said"sh*t" in an on air interview, so not to show favoritism everyone will see those types of fines. It's a shame that these guy's don't get to show their excitement and emotion in victory lane without having to hold their tongues. I have serious doubts that many viewers would be offended by what Either Tony or Junior said in the heat of the moment.
• United States
3 Aug 07
I agree that they need to be treated equally and I think that it is a good thing in a way to fine them for that kind of language. I am just not sure of what they expect considering most Nascar races are full of people drinking both outside the track and in side the track and where the drivers are booed as they go around the track during the introductions. I believe that people need to act a little better in public and treat these drivers a little better overall.