Stewart isn't backing off criticism o...

Stewart isn't backing off criticism of tires at Atlanta

There are 174 comments on the The Indianapolis Star story from Mar 13, 2008, titled Stewart isn't backing off criticism of tires at Atlanta. In it, The Indianapolis Star reports that:

When it comes to tires, Tony Stewart is not one to tread lightly. Adding to what has thus far not been a good year for Goodyear, Stewart climbed from his car after finishing second last week in Atlanta and ...

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Indy Bob

Greenwood, IN

#1 Mar 14, 2008
As a BIG #20 fan I sometimes get tired of hating this guy. He has my,(and a LOT of other's), deep respect for his driving skills and success in most ALL type of cars. Sure.... he can be "rough around the edges", in front of the TV cameras, but when it all shakes out....HE has the bxxxs to tell it like it is. FINALLY.... some big name drives, Jarrett,Jr. and Gordon, spoke up too. A LOT of the things Tony comes up with are valid points. It is a "NASCAR taboo" for him to say them. Maybe more drivers will start telling their "REAL FEELING" about things. Some of them would make great politicians. "Ride the fence"!
Indy Bob

Greenwood, IN

#2 Mar 14, 2008
OPPS... I forgot a word in my first sentence..
"I sometimes get tired of FANS hating this guy"
Mad Bovine

South Bend, IN

#3 Mar 14, 2008
go get `em tony
ShyStir

Cardington, OH

#4 Mar 14, 2008
Apparently the orange pumpkin with the greasy mullet has not learned how to communicate without crying and whining.

The only reason Goodyear will do something now is because other drivers with communication skills (Gordon, Jarrett, Earnhardt Jr.) have complained too.

Tony had a valid argument, but did not communicate it very well. The other drivers had to cover for him and be the spokespeople for Nascar.

Nobody took Tony serious because he cries and whines so much. I think Tony probably needed his diaper changed after the race.
TigerTouchdown

Cardington, OH

#5 Mar 14, 2008
Tony is just mad because he is being out driven by Kyle Busch and is no longer the best driver at Gibbs.
ShyStir

Cardington, OH

#6 Mar 14, 2008
Tony sometimes shoots off his mouth without knowing a lot details.

Goodyear was not run out any other series and chose to concentrate on NASCAR.

Goodyear has many excellent employees and they know what they are doing.

Goodyear constructs tires based on feedback from drivers, NASCAR and Engineers.

NASCAR instructed Goodyear to bring a hard tire to Atlanta.

It is a very difficult job constructing a safe tire and one that provides a lot of grip. The COT has created all new challenges too. Many engineers that are a lot smarter then Tony work for Goodyear. Of course, Goodyear tire gages are a lot smarter then Tony too.

Goodyear has done an excellent job in racing and they will work with NASCAR and the drivers to work together in getting each track the proper tire.

So Tony, try and make sure you have the facts correct before you talk.

As my boss always says: "People that complain all of the time are usually not interested in being part of the solution"
Zach

Indianapolis, IN

#7 Mar 14, 2008
Tony needs to concentrate on winning instead of WHINNING all the time. It seems like every year he tries to be in the Limelight and maybe that's the only way he can get there. While he's crying his teammate is smiling after his win on the same tires last week.
Indy Bob

Greenwood, IN

#8 Mar 14, 2008
ShyStir wrote:
Apparently the orange pumpkin with the greasy mullet has not learned how to communicate without crying and whining.
The only reason Goodyear will do something now is because other drivers with communication skills (Gordon, Jarrett, Earnhardt Jr.) have complained too.
Tony had a valid argument, but did not communicate it very well. The other drivers had to cover for him and be the spokespeople for Nascar.
Nobody took Tony serious because he cries and whines so much. I think Tony probably needed his diaper changed after the race.
Cry and Whine my ash!! I have always liked Gordon too, but talk about a whinner!
Indy Bob

Greenwood, IN

#9 Mar 14, 2008
ShyStir wrote:
Tony sometimes shoots off his mouth without knowing a lot details.
Goodyear was not run out any other series and chose to concentrate on NASCAR.
Goodyear has many excellent employees and they know what they are doing.
Goodyear constructs tires based on feedback from drivers, NASCAR and Engineers.
NASCAR instructed Goodyear to bring a hard tire to Atlanta.
It is a very difficult job constructing a safe tire and one that provides a lot of grip. The COT has created all new challenges too. Many engineers that are a lot smarter then Tony work for Goodyear. Of course, Goodyear tire gages are a lot smarter then Tony too.
Goodyear has done an excellent job in racing and they will work with NASCAR and the drivers to work together in getting each track the proper tire.
So Tony, try and make sure you have the facts correct before you talk.
As my boss always says: "People that complain all of the time are usually not interested in being part of the solution"
Let me guess. You are on the board at Goodyear, an employee, or stockholder!!
indyfan

Indianapolis, IN

#10 Mar 14, 2008
OH MY!!! The Drama. Slurp it up Drama junkies.
NASCAB knows how to feed its sheep.
weirdo

Indianapolis, IN

#11 Mar 14, 2008
Its more exciting to watch them whine then race, so you gotta get some attention somehow if you cant park in victory lane.

I too agree that there may have been a valid point, but show some restraint and cooperation with Goodyear and Im sure that they would attend to whatever needed to be look over. Nah, just go off half cocked on tv and show your true colors.....
Mr Obvious

Schiller Park, IL

#12 Mar 14, 2008
ShyStir wrote:
Tony sometimes shoots off his mouth without knowing a lot details.
Goodyear was not run out any other series and chose to concentrate on NASCAR.
Goodyear has many excellent employees and they know what they are doing.
Goodyear constructs tires based on feedback from drivers, NASCAR and Engineers.
NASCAR instructed Goodyear to bring a hard tire to Atlanta.
It is a very difficult job constructing a safe tire and one that provides a lot of grip. The COT has created all new challenges too. Many engineers that are a lot smarter then Tony work for Goodyear. Of course, Goodyear tire gages are a lot smarter then Tony too.
Goodyear has done an excellent job in racing and they will work with NASCAR and the drivers to work together in getting each track the proper tire.
So Tony, try and make sure you have the facts correct before you talk.
As my boss always says: "People that complain all of the time are usually not interested in being part of the solution"
So who would have more of the facts? Who would know more about the tires? A driver or someone like, oh I don't know - YOU?

Does your boss also say "there is no I in team"? Do you work at Initech and Lumbergh is your boss? Perhaps you work for the Bobs!
Listen to the drivers

Indianapolis, IN

#13 Mar 14, 2008
When it comes to driving around a track at speeds close to 200 MPH, I think I will listen to the drivers as to what is or isn't the case. The COT is not a something new, just out of the box. Goodyear had, has, and will have access to a car or cars for testing. As far as NASCAR picking the tires for Atlanta. I think it would have been better to let the drivers pick what works, what is safe, and will wear on this or any track for that matter. It's hard to drive straight when you worried about getting sideways at every turn. If the drivers really wanted to get their attention they would put an F1. Come race time when they say "Gentlemen start you engines" they don't. I'm not saying don't race. What I am saying is if you want something to change, first thing you need to do is get their attention. An action like that will do just that.
MeMa

Indianapolis, IN

#14 Mar 14, 2008
Amen! Listen to the drivers! Let the 'higher ups' at NASCAR take that ride and see how they like it!
MIKE

Galion, OH

#15 Mar 14, 2008
Indy Bob wrote:
<quoted text>
Cry and Whine my ash!! I have always liked Gordon too, but talk about a whinner!
STEWART WHINES TWICE AS MUCH AS GORDON BESIDES THERE ALL A BUNCH OF WHINERS UNLESS THERE WINNING

“My problem is your solution...”

Since: Dec 07

Greenwood, Indiana

#16 Mar 14, 2008
You don't have to like Tony Stewart...
You don't have to like Goodyear tires...
and Goodyear doesn't like Tony Stewart!
but...
Tony said "JUMP" in the right format(assuming that he tried behind the scene) and guess what...
Goodyear JUMPED!

Well done...drivers safer and public notified
Veteran

Beech Grove, IN

#17 Mar 14, 2008
I think they should allow other tire companys to have tires for the drivers to. years ago they did. Its just that Nascar gets to much kickback by Goodyear.
STAN

Indianapolis, IN

#18 Mar 14, 2008
tony is a spoiled bratt

“Don't be a Hater”

Since: Jun 07

Indianapolis

#19 Mar 14, 2008
ShyStir wrote:
Tony sometimes shoots off his mouth without knowing a lot details.
Goodyear was not run out any other series and chose to concentrate on NASCAR.
Goodyear has many excellent employees and they know what they are doing.
Goodyear constructs tires based on feedback from drivers, NASCAR and Engineers.
NASCAR instructed Goodyear to bring a hard tire to Atlanta.
It is a very difficult job constructing a safe tire and one that provides a lot of grip. The COT has created all new challenges too. Many engineers that are a lot smarter then Tony work for Goodyear. Of course, Goodyear tire gages are a lot smarter then Tony too.
Goodyear has done an excellent job in racing and they will work with NASCAR and the drivers to work together in getting each track the proper tire.
So Tony, try and make sure you have the facts correct before you talk.
As my boss always says: "People that complain all of the time are usually not interested in being part of the solution"
Wow you know more about the racing tire business than a form silver crown, IRL, Nascar champion who has raced on all of the tires? I mean Tony only owns race teams and has negoitated with the different series and suppliers. You get to see them on TV and from 1000 feet away or more at races. Damn your good!
IMS

United States

#20 Mar 14, 2008
These posts are funny to ready. You have the Tony Stewart groupies that are blinded by his shortcomings and then you have the Stewart haters that are will not acknowledge Stewart's talent.

Tony is right about the tire and probably is very upset that Kyle Busch is becoming the top driver on their team. I am sure he is trying to be the model teammate, but that will only go so far if Kyle keeps winning more races.

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