NASCAR: What did Stewart mean by 'dead weight' comment?

There are 14 comments on the Sep 27, 2011, Sporting News story titled NASCAR: What did Stewart mean by 'dead weight' comment?. In it, Sporting News reports that:

Tony Stewart apparently wanted to send a message after his victory Sunday at New Hampshire, but he is keeping the details of his curious public comment on a need-to-know basis.

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NATE

San Jose, CA

#1 Sep 28, 2011
Maybe he lost some weight. Zing!
WWE CRASHCAR 2011

Florham Park, NJ

#2 Sep 29, 2011
He was talking about Jr again.

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#3 Sep 29, 2011
When Stewart/Haas Racing began I'm sure they went thru some growing pains as a business. The dead weight may have been some behind the scenes staff needed to get the race teams moving in the right direction. The on track results show progressive improvement and it may have been time to trim some fat. Always the professional, Tony deserves respect even if you don't like the guy and I have always liked Ryan Newman. But this year's champ is the #24, not Tony or Ryan.
Jeff G

Armonk, NY

#4 Sep 30, 2011
Judged

Thank you I needed that.

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#5 Sep 30, 2011
Jeff G wrote:
Judged
Thank you I needed that.
LOL Good Luck !
Race fan

United States

#6 Oct 1, 2011
There is conjecture he was speaking of JZ. If true "need to know" is appropriate.
HUH

Columbus, OH

#7 Oct 3, 2011
maybe he did mean his 'girlfriend' haven't seen her there lately. he is soooo funny.
Trinity

Grand Rapids, MI

#8 Oct 3, 2011
hatchet wrote:
When Stewart/Haas Racing began I'm sure they went thru some growing pains as a business. The dead weight may have been some behind the scenes staff needed to get the race teams moving in the right direction. The on track results show progressive improvement and it may have been time to trim some fat. Always the professional, Tony deserves respect even if you don't like the guy and I have always liked Ryan Newman. But this year's champ is the #24, not Tony or Ryan.
Yes i agree this is what he meant.
24 and 48

Carencro, LA

#9 Oct 6, 2011
hes talking bout newman

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#10 Oct 6, 2011
24 and 48 wrote:
hes talking bout newman
Hey andy, Tony said that it had nothing to do with Stewart Haas Racing and Ryan's contract is solid until the end of 2012.

That leaves his dirt track team and/or his personal life.

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24 and 48

Carencro, LA

#11 Oct 7, 2011
littlebit wrote:
<quoted text>Hey andy, Tony said that it had nothing to do with Stewart Haas Racing and Ryan's contract is solid until the end of 2012.
That leaves his dirt track team and/or his personal life.
hi littlebit
hope today finds u doing good.
i agree it most likly is his dirt team.
but i still dont know why he would hire some one like newman that guy is not a good racer

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#12 Oct 7, 2011
24 and 48 wrote:
<quoted text>hi littlebit
hope today finds u doing good.
i agree it most likly is his dirt team.
but i still dont know why he would hire some one like newman that guy is not a good racer
Some days are better than others....I hope you're doing well too

I read that one of his dirt team drivers was testing a new sprint wing car for another team yesterday at a track in New York...so who knows...
Race Fan

Columbus, OH

#13 Oct 8, 2011
Newman is a good agressive driver. that is why Tony hired him.
rlsdntaplyto48tm

Kansas City, MO

#14 Oct 9, 2011
Desperation is judging ones own post to look like the post is meaningful. Grow up children.

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