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Tony Stewart Lashes Out At Reporter Who Asks If NASCAR's 'Too Safe' [Racing News]

There are 183 comments on the Jalopnik story from Feb 15, 2010, titled Tony Stewart Lashes Out At Reporter Who Asks If NASCAR's 'Too Safe' [Racing News]. In it, Jalopnik reports that:

Tony Stewart on NASCAR being too safe-thus-boring: "The media center is getting boring in here and it's too safe because y'all got four legs on your chairs.

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Ind 14

Kalispell, MT

#21 Feb 15, 2010
And so the season starts. lol

Since: Jan 07

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#22 Feb 15, 2010
Jay wrote:
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So you think asking why he feels nascar is losing viewers is a stupid question?
If she had asked him that question she would have gotten a different answer but that's NOT what she asked.

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#23 Feb 15, 2010
Jay wrote:
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She told him that she asked Dale Jarrett why he felt NASCAR was losing viewers?
That was not hard to understand
She then told him Dale Jarretts reply,
then asked if he felt the same way?
His reply was to call the reporter stupid for what Dale Jarrett said.
And included in the end it was his view, not hers
Not the reporters fault, Tony just flustered and called Dale Jarrett an idiot.
Where in that piece does she say she asked Dale Jarrett why he thought nascar was losing fans? Her question was "do you feel like it is too safe out there?"

You're reading way too much into it. Tony never called Dale Jarrett an idiot.

Since: Jul 09

Sebastopol, CA

#24 Feb 15, 2010
For real excitement there has to be some personal danger involved. These cars are now so safe it's like watching kids driving bumper cars at the carnival, hell, you could drive these cars right over Niagara Falls and not lose a lap.
Jay

Charlotte, NC

#25 Feb 15, 2010
ruttrosmokesmojo wrote:
and she asked a question that unnerves alot of drivers... dumb idea... drivers do not like to think anything but they are invincable. wrecks fires and invinciability are not questions you ask drivers. they do not like going to funerals they are supersticious for the most part....Ie... you talk about it it happens they do not want to think about that because you do not want it to happen.
She asked why he thought NASCAR was losing viewers.
It was another driver (Dale Jarrett) that stated it had to do with safety.
Jay

Charlotte, NC

#26 Feb 15, 2010
LTE14 wrote:
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If she had asked him that question she would have gotten a different answer but that's NOT what she asked.
She asked Dale Jarrett that question and then asked Tony if he shared the same view saying at the end safety was his (Dale Jarrett's) view, not hers
Jay

Charlotte, NC

#27 Feb 15, 2010
LTE14 wrote:
<quoted text>
Where in that piece does she say she asked Dale Jarrett why he thought nascar was losing fans? Her question was "do you feel like it is too safe out there?"
You're reading way too much into it. Tony never called Dale Jarrett an idiot.
she states what Robert Pemberton says the safety record of the car of Tommorrow is part of the reason they were able to losen the cars up and let the drivers have at it.

0:16 She asked Dale Jarrett that and Dale Jarrett replied that maybe the fans are turned off by the fact the cars might be a little bit too safe.

Then asked Tony if he feels the cars are a little bit to safe? saying that it was his view.

Tony then replies to the effect of how stupid the reporter was for asking when it was Dale Jarrett's View

Get it now? Tony lashed out at the reporter when it was Dale Jarrett's view.

“smoke”

Since: Dec 07

Life is short, be nice!

#28 Feb 15, 2010
Jay wrote:
<quoted text>
She told him that she asked Dale Jarrett why he felt NASCAR was losing viewers?
That was not hard to understand
She then told him Dale Jarretts reply,
then asked if he felt the same way?
His reply was to call the reporter stupid for what Dale Jarrett said.
And included in the end it was his view, not hers
Not the reporters fault, Tony just flustered and called Dale Jarrett an idiot.
well we all know the only reason she even asked Tony a question was because DANICA was busy! find a new subject already the horse is dead! you have beat it up.
Were did they get the ratings anyway. Every one I know watched the race! I think it was the super bowl ratings that were down.

“smoke”

Since: Dec 07

Life is short, be nice!

#29 Feb 15, 2010
JimmyFlathead wrote:
For real excitement there has to be some personal danger involved. These cars are now so safe it's like watching kids driving bumper cars at the carnival, hell, you could drive these cars right over Niagara Falls and not lose a lap.
Perhaps the cars are safe thats why JR o\was on his lid this weekend. Thats why Carl Edwarda nearly flew into the stands and thats why Mcdowells car was unrecongnizable. The list goes on and on. One wrong move one bobble and it's all over.
Jay

Charlotte, NC

#30 Feb 15, 2010
interstate wrote:
<quoted text>well we all know the only reason she even asked Tony a question was because DANICA was busy! find a new subject already the horse is dead! you have beat it up.
Were did they get the ratings anyway. Every one I know watched the race! I think it was the super bowl ratings that were down.
The subject is at the top of the Page,If you don't want to talk about it you're in the wrong place

“Smokennnnn!!!!”

Since: Jul 09

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#31 Feb 15, 2010
Trollersaurus wrote:
Tony was mean to that reporter. lol
Lets see the reporter come out of turn 4 at 180 without shitting his pants.
Then tell me it's to safe...

“Just a littlebit”

Since: Dec 06

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#32 Feb 15, 2010
Tony hates the media, it's a well known fact that most of the time his answers are snarky towards the press. He's force to do it by Nascar, but on the flip side of the coin...what happens when nobody wants his opinion anymore. Everyone complains now that Tony gets less face time, but if he keeps it up his fans will lose.

Just of course is just my honest opinion on this matter.
good grief

AOL

#33 Feb 15, 2010
Jay it's your opinion that Tonys an ass. We all get that. We just do not share your opinion.

Its okay all our lives are gonna go on. Have a nice night.
good grief

AOL

#34 Feb 15, 2010
littlebit wrote:
Tony hates the media, it's a well known fact that most of the time his answers are snarky towards the press. He's force to do it by Nascar, but on the flip side of the coin...what happens when nobody wants his opinion anymore. Everyone complains now that Tony gets less face time, but if he keeps it up his fans will lose.
Just of course is just my honest opinion on this matter.
Sometimes I think he does it for the press.There is always a reporter that asks what he considers a dumb question and they get moved to the top of the list of people who ask dumb questions.
Jay

Charlotte, NC

#35 Feb 15, 2010
good grief wrote:
Jay it's your opinion that Tonys an ass. We all get that. We just do not share your opinion.
Its okay all our lives are gonna go on. Have a nice night.
It's not opinion, Dale Jarret is the one that said he felt the car of tomorrow might be turning the fans off because it's too safe...Not the reporter as many are stating in this thread.

This has nothing to do with me,don't start hating and twisting reality because you are a Tony Stewart fan.
Jalopnik

Crowley, TX

#36 Feb 15, 2010
Jay wrote:
<quoted text>
she states what Robert Pemberton says the safety record of the car of Tommorrow is part of the reason they were able to losen the cars up and let the drivers have at it.
0:16 She asked Dale Jarrett that and Dale Jarrett replied that maybe the fans are turned off by the fact the cars might be a little bit too safe.
Then asked Tony if he feels the cars are a little bit to safe? saying that it was his view.
Tony then replies to the effect of how stupid the reporter was for asking when it was Dale Jarrett's View
Get it now? Tony lashed out at the reporter when it was Dale Jarrett's view.
Exactly correct. Funny how no one has anything negative against Jarrett and are not saying he's stupid. Women should take up for other women when a chauvinist flaunts his chauvinistic pig ways.
Jalopnik

Crowley, TX

#37 Feb 15, 2010
good grief wrote:
Jay it's your opinion that Tonys an ass. We all get that. We just do not share your opinion.
Its okay all our lives are gonna go on. Have a nice night.
Including myself, Jay and a few others on here we think he's an ass so you have a good night now that you've been corrected.

Since: Jan 07

Charlotte NC

#38 Feb 15, 2010
littlebit wrote:
Tony hates the media, it's a well known fact that most of the time his answers are snarky towards the press. He's force to do it by Nascar, but on the flip side of the coin...what happens when nobody wants his opinion anymore. Everyone complains now that Tony gets less face time, but if he keeps it up his fans will lose.
Just of course is just my honest opinion on this matter.
I agree 100%.
Jalopnik

Crowley, TX

#39 Feb 15, 2010
CAN NO ONE READ DALE JARRETT SAID PEOPLE DON'T COME BECAUSE THEY WANT TO SEE WRECKS. SHE ASKED THE QUESTION BECAUSE HE SAID THAT! IS ANYONE GOING TO CALL HIM OUT TOO? OR JUST A WOMAN REPORTER. I BET HE WOULDN'T OF GOT ALL SNARKY WITH DALE JARRETT.
good grief

AOL

#40 Feb 15, 2010
Then why keep harping on it? Tony has never liked doing the media thing.at least a dozen people have told you that. He has said numerous times doing the media stuff is the one thing he would change about doing his job.Given the option he would not do it. thats why after she asked the question he told her to keep that answer because for the rest of his carrer that would be the answer. Hint: he does not want to ever have to answer that question again. Every reporter in the media knows not to ask him questions that he(tony) would consider less than intelligent. And be prepared to be the butt of his rath if you do. She is not the first and she will not be the last that he calls out for stupid questions. Tonys reputation is well known in the media.And the fact you do not think the question was not stupid is not gonna change tony's response.

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