I've met Tony, I've talked to Tony, I know what kind of person he is inside the car and outside the car. We loyal fans of his do for the most part. This is my take from Richmond. I watch Tony every lap I can. weather he is first or 21st. So when he and Ryan had the first contact, I new Tony would be upset but not that upset because it was Ryan. Then when Ryan hit him again, I thought Tony might pay him back later until the third shot off the corner. I saw that Tony was going down on Ryan and new what Tony was doing. At that moment, I'll be honest, I was more on Ryan's side until Tony's. Ryan was fighting for a chase spot, a top ten, and possibly a top five. But then Ryan preceded to get out of his car and make remarks such as "Oh, I'm fine. I think it was pretty obvious watching the video. I don't even have to watch it. The No. 14 (Tony Stewart) cut across my nose into Turn 1 and I got into him after that, but he'd already chopped into me and messed up my line and I clipped him a little bit coming off of (Turn) 2; but he just cut across my nose. Going down the back straightaway there, I guess he thought he was in a Sprint Car again; did not know how to control his anger.
We'll keep fighting like we always do. It's just unfortunate not to end the way we wanted to. The Caterpillar Chevrolet and Grainger and Sprint and everybody else who helps put us on. But, it's just disappointing that you've got somebody old like that, that should be retired the way he drives.
It's just ridiculous.""I only hit him in Turn 1 when he cut across my nose. So, I don't think there was any reason other than him just being bipolar and having anger issues.
Google Tony Stewart; you'll see all kinds of things he's done. Look it up. YouTube and everything else. Quite the guy."
"Tony Stewart ran across my nose twice in one lap. The second one cost him and me. It's unfortunate. He has got issues. We all know he's got issues. He proved it again tonight. I was clearly inside of him getting into Turn 1, he cut across my nose, I was on the brakes, on the apron and I hit him coming off of Turn 2, but only because I got loose, I was on the apron. The next thing I know he is driving across my nose on the back straightaway because he's Tony Stewart and he thinks he owns everything. It's unfortunate, but shouldn't expect anything less from him.
It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out what Ryan was talking about with the sprint car accident. and even if he wasn't talking about that one, he was talking about a sprint car accident for sure. Then you have him saying he's old and should be retired. what the #### has Ryan #### Newman done in his career? 49 poles to Tony Stewart's 49 wins AND 3 championships? He's also not won in three years. I could go on and on. But I really liked Ryan before the comments he made Saturday. I lost all respect for him afterwards.
NASCAR plans to talk to both of them..http://nascar.nbcsports.com/2016/09/12/ ... -to-track/