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

Feb 15, 2010 Full story: Jalopnik 183

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

Great Falls, MT

#1 Feb 15, 2010
Way to go Tony what the heck who wants to see drivers hurt.
Jay

Monroe, NC

#2 Feb 15, 2010
Just thought this was funny, it's not what the article says but it's something i noticed during the interview,A reporter says she asked dale Jarrett on why he thought nascar viewing is down and that he (Dale Jarrett) responded "it's because of fewer accidents".So she asks tony Stewart if he feels the same and he responds to the effect of that's totally stupid as if it was the reporter's thoughts on why viewing was down.
But he was actually calling Dale Jarrett an Idiot and showing how big of one he (Tony Stewart)is.
...and then everyone pats Tony on the Back as if he showed that damn reporter.
This proves nascar is full of morons
Mark Slight

Sacramento, CA

#3 Feb 15, 2010
Ah, this coming from the guy who ran into Jeff Gordon after a race on purpose in the post race inspection lane!
Jay

Monroe, NC

#4 Feb 15, 2010
...And the reporter tried to stop him, LOL

“Im just sayin....”

Since: Aug 09

Marshall, Il

#5 Feb 15, 2010
Heres how I see it...ratings are down for 2 reasons, everyone is SICK Nascar kissing JJs ass everytime he crys and because everyone is tired of sitting through a 200+ lap race when there is NO AND I MEAN NO racing till the last 50 laps or so.

I agree with Tony, being TOO safe isnt the issue, most of us LOVE the wrecks thats why Dega is so appealing but we know that 99% of the time the driver will be fine. The problem is in the drivers they parade around the track instead of actually giving us a show, seriously whats the point of 250 laps why not cut it to 60 laps.

Im hoping that with the new rule allowing drivers to police themselves.....we will get back to old school racing.

“smokes~ mojo”

Since: Dec 06

kepin' the ears on the big dog

#6 Feb 15, 2010
Well do you think people watch racing to see the wrecks? he said he did not think so ...its a dumb question Tony was right....its kind of like asking dale jr how does it feel to loose your dad at the hospital the night he died....dumb question...Media has all day to think up good questions to ask ...they can come up with better.
Jay

Monroe, NC

#7 Feb 15, 2010
ruttrosmokesmojo wrote:
Well do you think people watch racing to see the wrecks? he said he did not think so ...its a dumb question Tony was right....its kind of like asking dale jr how does it feel to loose your dad at the hospital the night he died....dumb question...Media has all day to think up good questions to ask ...they can come up with better.
It's not a dumb question she just wanted to know if he felt the same way as Dale Jarrett

Since: Jan 07

Location hidden

#8 Feb 15, 2010
If you ask a stupid question you deserve a smarta$$ answer.

He did wink at her at the end though so I think he was somewhat toying with her.
Jude

San Antonio, TX

#9 Feb 15, 2010
Yea he should be really mean to a probably new reporter with little experience that makes him a BIG man. What an @SS. No excuse.
Jay

Monroe, NC

#10 Feb 15, 2010
LTE14 wrote:
If you ask a stupid question you deserve a smarta$$ answer.
He did wink at her at the end though so I think he was somewhat toying with her.
So you think asking why he feels nascar is losing viewers is a stupid question?
Jude

San Antonio, TX

#11 Feb 15, 2010
Jay wrote:
<quoted text>
It's not a dumb question she just wanted to know if he felt the same way as Dale Jarrett
She didn't ask him with the right words she probably got flustered a minority of his fans seem to be just as rude as he is. I can be his fan w/o making excuses for him when he's wrong.

“smokes~ mojo”

Since: Dec 06

kepin' the ears on the big dog

#12 Feb 15, 2010
Jay wrote:
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So you think asking why he feels nascar is losing viewers is a stupid question?
that not what she asked she asked if he thinks viewers watch nascar to see bad wrecks.... Do you watch nascar for the wrecks...do you like to see people like dale sr die on the track.... she asked a dumb question of someone who detests the media what was she expecting for an answer?
Jay

Monroe, NC

#13 Feb 15, 2010
Jude wrote:
<quoted text>She didn't ask him with the right words she probably got flustered a minority of his fans seem to be just as rude as he is. I can be his fan w/o making excuses for him when he's wrong.
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.
Jude

San Antonio, TX

#14 Feb 15, 2010
Dale Jarrett said the same thing I guess he's not worthy of opinion either. He wants to see them all die I suppose.
Jay

Monroe, NC

#15 Feb 15, 2010
ruttrosmokesmojo wrote:
<quoted text>that not what she asked she asked if he thinks viewers watch nascar to see bad wrecks.... Do you watch nascar for the wrecks...do you like to see people like dale sr die on the track.... she asked a dumb question of someone who detests the media what was she expecting for an answer?
She asked Dale Jarrett why he felt NASCAR was losing viewers,gave Tony Dales reply to the question and then asked Tony if he felt the same way as Dale.

“smokes~ mojo”

Since: Dec 06

kepin' the ears on the big dog

#16 Feb 15, 2010
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.
Trollersaurus

Concord, NC

#17 Feb 15, 2010
Tony was mean to that reporter. lol
Jay

Monroe, NC

#18 Feb 15, 2010
ruttrosmokesmojo wrote:
<quoted text>that not what she asked she asked if he thinks viewers watch nascar to see bad wrecks.... Do you watch nascar for the wrecks...do you like to see people like dale sr die on the track.... she asked a dumb question of someone who detests the media what was she expecting for an answer?
BTW this article is about Tony lashing out at the reporter, not if you think Tony is right with his opinions.
impartial opinion

Mooresville, NC

#19 Feb 15, 2010
Jude wrote:
<quoted text>She didn't ask him with the right words she probably got flustered a minority of his fans seem to be just as rude as he is. I can be his fan w/o making excuses for him when he's wrong.
From reading the TS forum, I'd say a MAJORITY of his fans are just as rude as he is. He is a great driver who can drive the wheels off almost anything, and magnanimous in his giving to charities. Having said that, he is still an ass.
Hannah

Crowley, TX

#20 Feb 15, 2010
Pardon me but I think it's best to respect your colleagues.

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