Was Smoke blowing smoke? The answers been found….
Posted on September 27, 2011 by Greg
Tony at New Hampshire
So what exactly did Tony Stewart mean when he stated “We let go of some dead weight this week” while in victory lane at New Hampshire? The world wants to know! Or at least those of us that are nosey enough to want to know.
The statement has been talked about over the blogosphere and on various NASCAR programs from TV to Radio, and no one has seemed to be able to find a true answer to the question. Smoke himself has repeatedly stated that there was nothing behind it and to let it go. The team has reitterated the same statements, or in some cases just pleaded ignorance.
They couldn’t be lying worse if they said they didn’t know where that stain on the blue dress Monica was wearing came from.
Luckilly for Start ‘n’ Park, there are sources out there untapped by the national and world media. Sources which a small institution like us are in tune with. Through those sources, we have found out the truth.
Long-time Stewart “gal pal” Jessica Zemken, who is currently racing for Smoke part-time as a World of Outlaws driver and on the regional sprint car circuits, has apparently been “cut loose” from Tony’s personal circle. Zemken, a former North East Dirt Modified driver and now sprint car driver, has been on and off with Smoke for some time. However, it now appears that it is more “off” than “on”, as whatever they seemed to have is no more. This, according to sources very, very (and I stress VERY) close to the situation have told us.
What this means for Smoke is now he has a clear head going into the chase, as evidenced by his two race winning streak to start, and he now holds a slim lead in the run for his 3rd Sprint Cup title. Will this be the means to propel him to that title? Who knows.
But I will end with this. Zemken is still under contract with Tony Stewart Racing until the end of this year. Let’s just say, this could potentially be an extremely expensive fall season for his sprint car team if this went as badly as it is protrayed to S’n'P.