Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Stewart clear-up

I've been thinking about the flak that Tony has gotten over his driving and his safety comments. I've come to the conclusion that maybe he doesn't deserve all of it. i still think opening his mouth was foolish. just because of the can of worms he ended up opening.

think about a few things

- when he made his comments he was referring specifically to "bump drafting" when he said they'll end up killing someone.
- his wrecks and bumps during the race had nothing to do with bump-drafting. at all. he was hitting guys from the side.
- was this kind of behavior atypical for him? he's been paying guys back since he got on the track. it's just his style.
- do you really think it's realistic to eliminate bumping and banging altogether? try to imagine Bristol with no bumping.

so when you think about it, he wasn't really being a hypocrite.

if i'm wrong someone tell me why.

2 comments:

Sara said...

Other issues aside, isn't it funny how many people have said that the way Stewart was driving Sunday was "okay" at Bristol or Martinsville, but not on a RP track? A few have actually suggested that the aggressive driving penalty should be greater, but only at Daytona and Dega. Yeah. THAT makes sense. That's exactly what we need - more ambiguity! Woo-hoo!

Cheyenne said...

you're not wrong...I concur fully with what you say.