Tony Stewart was at his absolute sarcastic best on Sunday after finishing 24th in the Aaron’s 499 at Talladega Superspeedway. Stewart ran out of gas twice and got caught in an eight-car wreck with four laps to go in the race, but he managed to maintain his biting sense of humor.
“We didn’t quite crash half the field which is what we normally look to do here. I was excited about it. I thought it was a pretty good race. I made it further than I thought I would before I got crashed. I call it a successful day,” Stewart joked to reporters.
“Honestly, I think if we haven’t crashed at least 50 percent of the field by the end of the race, we need to extend the race until we at least crash 50 percent of the cars because it’s not fair to these fans for them to not see any more wrecks than that and more torn-up cars. We still had over half the cars running at the end and it shouldn’t be that way.”
“Like I said if we don’t crash half of the field by the end of the race they really need to extend it because that is what the fans want they want to see that excitement. I feel bad that as drivers we couldn’t do a better job of crashing enough cars for them today … I feel like that is what we are here for. I feel bad if I don’t spend at least 150,000 dollars in torn-up race cars going back to the shop. We definitely have to do a better job with that.”
Stewart dropped to seventh in the points standings after his 24th place finish, but it’s still extremely early in the season. There’s a reason we love Smoke, and this is it. The guy has proven several times over the years that he is not afraid to speak his mind, and we love him for it.
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