Should NASCAR Penalize Tony Stewart for 'Dega Debacle?

Oct 8, 2012 Full story: BleacherReport 53

If only Tony Stewart would have yielded rather than tried to block, Sunday's demolition derby would likely not have resulted.

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stephen

Pittsboro, NC

#1 Oct 8, 2012
no it was just racing.
manic 2

Boston, MA

#2 Oct 8, 2012
NO
FOFF

Waltham, MA

#3 Oct 8, 2012
If Jr or Jimmie did the same thing, we wouldn't even be having this discussion.
Trollersaurus

Concord, NC

#4 Oct 8, 2012
for what?
WWE CRASHCAR 2012

Trumbull, CT

#5 Oct 8, 2012
No, Talladega is just stupid; it's an embarrassment to motorsports!
Carolyn

Erie, PA

#6 Oct 8, 2012
No way.
barr

Temperance, MI

#7 Oct 8, 2012
No but Stewart said earlier that he hates drivers that block and he would run over them. Guess that doesn't apply to him though.
Smoke ROCKS

Centreville, VA

#8 Oct 9, 2012
The wreck was coming out of turn 4!!!! how much ground would anyone wrecked have made up??? it is RIDICULOUS to think #1 Tony DID block.. watch the tape for God's sake... he had been "blocking" kenseth for the entire last 2 laps... he put his focus on the lower part of the track then.. for Lord's sake... this creative writer at the bleacher report is an idiot.. Tell Clint bowyer that there will be no more asking your spotter "where is he running to be faster than me?" because THAT is taking the other guys line and BLOCKING.. blocking happens every time a driver does not have his spotter come on and tell him the preferred line of the guy coming behind so he can get out of the way, which is HOW jimmie won supposed championship's, which RUINED the "sport".. This is absurdity to think Tony was BLOCKING.
BUT... how about we address the way Kenseth ran Bowyer off the track... how about THAT?????
how about we address the AGGRESSIVE tactics kenseth used all day long???? for God's sake.. if people do not wish to watch RACING,, there are how many OTHER sports they can watch?? like GOLF, TENNIS...
which whiney baby complained that now blockers need to be black flagged??? IF racing is now going ot be TRAFFIC.. because no guy should be allowed to take the risk of running out of gas,, fuel mileage races should not be allowed... cars running out of gas are a danger to the rest.. how on this EARTH do we say the guy who qualified first will not ever be passed because strategy gets a slower car in the front and that is DANGEROUS.. think about it folks.
Smoke ROCKS

Centreville, VA

#9 Oct 9, 2012
bottom line is that no matter WHAT Tony Stewart says, the media is going to cause him grief... IF he did not take the blame, which was truly not his at all because he was RACING... they would have taken Bowyers griping and made THAT the big deal.. Tony takes the blame, and he is still castrated by the media.. the guy cannot win... For God's sake.. the commercials all race long show the wrecks... they apologize after bristol because there were not enough wrecks and they now want to stop racing from being able to exist.
As to Tony saying anyone who blocks him will be run over,,, that was on a ROADCOURSE where they go 90 mph and passing is impossible... it was not on a superspeedway where a tandem can get enough speed up to pass by any single car... Tony running ALL by himself to have been leading that race for almost 2 entire laps is the story of the race... maybe they nbeed to STOP letting cars hook up at all.. let the truly FASTEST CRA that can be that fast ALONE win... SERIOUSLY.. what is the "dangerous" take here?? Casey Mears was pushing Mikey so hard, not being able to SEE through his glass windshield that HE caused this WRECK! Stop the TANDEM if you think guys RACING need to stop protecting the position they EARNED.
hatchet

Monroe, MI

#10 Oct 9, 2012
Smoke ROCKS wrote:
bottom line is that no matter WHAT Tony Stewart says, the media is going to cause him grief... IF he did not take the blame, which was truly not his at all because he was RACING... they would have taken Bowyers griping and made THAT the big deal.. Tony takes the blame, and he is still castrated by the media.. the guy cannot win... For God's sake.. the commercials all race long show the wrecks... they apologize after bristol because there were not enough wrecks and they now want to stop racing from being able to exist.
As to Tony saying anyone who blocks him will be run over,,, that was on a ROADCOURSE where they go 90 mph and passing is impossible... it was not on a superspeedway where a tandem can get enough speed up to pass by any single car... Tony running ALL by himself to have been leading that race for almost 2 entire laps is the story of the race... maybe they nbeed to STOP letting cars hook up at all.. let the truly FASTEST CRA that can be that fast ALONE win... SERIOUSLY.. what is the "dangerous" take here?? Casey Mears was pushing Mikey so hard, not being able to SEE through his glass windshield that HE caused this WRECK! Stop the TANDEM if you think guys RACING need to stop protecting the position they EARNED.
With ALL this being said.........Tony effed up, big time.
Hilton Head

Orange City, FL

#11 Oct 9, 2012
Tony did nothing that hasn't been done before at a plate race, especially on a final lap. I did make the mistake of listening to Junior in his post race interview though and that was as bad as being penalized.
manic 2

Watertown, MA

#12 Oct 9, 2012
Smoke ROCKS wrote:
The wreck was coming out of turn 4!!!! how much ground would anyone wrecked have made up??? it is RIDICULOUS to think #1 Tony DID block.. watch the tape for God's sake... he had been "blocking" kenseth for the entire last 2 laps... he put his focus on the lower part of the track then.. for Lord's sake... this creative writer at the bleacher report is an idiot.. Tell Clint bowyer that there will be no more asking your spotter "where is he running to be faster than me?" because THAT is taking the other guys line and BLOCKING.. blocking happens every time a driver does not have his spotter come on and tell him the preferred line of the guy coming behind so he can get out of the way, which is HOW jimmie won supposed championship's, which RUINED the "sport".. This is absurdity to think Tony was BLOCKING.
BUT... how about we address the way Kenseth ran Bowyer off the track... how about THAT?????
how about we address the AGGRESSIVE tactics kenseth used all day long???? for God's sake.. if people do not wish to watch RACING,, there are how many OTHER sports they can watch?? like GOLF, TENNIS...
which whiney baby complained that now blockers need to be black flagged??? IF racing is now going ot be TRAFFIC.. because no guy should be allowed to take the risk of running out of gas,, fuel mileage races should not be allowed... cars running out of gas are a danger to the rest.. how on this EARTH do we say the guy who qualified first will not ever be passed because strategy gets a slower car in the front and that is DANGEROUS.. think about it folks.
You need to go over to >>> wwwtonystewart.com Tony fully admits he drove down in front of MW FOR THE BLOCK (On his own web site.) HOW CAN PEOPLE CLAIM TO BE FANS A DRIVER .AND NOT BELIEVE IN HIM TO TELL THE TRUTH???????? How can you trash other race teams calling them LIARS .Then turn around a say Tony is liar.How can people have such double standards??? It happened the man fessed up to it Hey man get over it.
Mary

Washington, DC

#14 Oct 9, 2012
No for 2 reasons:

A: The idiots of NASCAR think the fans wanted to see a big wreck

B: Stewart's got the most damage, car-wise & points-wise, & his car also flipped.'nuff said

“RaiderNation of Domination”

Since: May 07

Some West Texas County

#15 Oct 10, 2012
I think Nascar drivers should be penalized, suspended, or fined for the following reasons:
1. Inappropriate behavior after an accident/race
2. Inappropriate language in the media or threats to other drivers
3. Intentionally wrecking another driver

I haven't seen a replay of this incident yet so I have no opinion.
WWE CRASHCAR 2012

Trumbull, CT

#16 Oct 10, 2012
TexasRaider wrote:
I think Nascar drivers should be penalized, suspended, or fined for the following reasons:
1. Inappropriate behavior after an accident/race
2. Inappropriate language in the media or threats to other drivers
3. Intentionally wrecking another driver
I haven't seen a replay of this incident yet so I have no opinion.
4. Banging WAGS of other drivers or NASCAR officials
Hilton Head

Orange City, FL

#17 Oct 12, 2012
Actually Earnhardt and Johnson should be penalized for unsafe practice at the conclusion of that race.
Carolyn

Erie, PA

#18 Oct 12, 2012
Hilton Head wrote:
Actually Earnhardt and Johnson should be penalized for unsafe practice at the conclusion of that race.
If JJ had fallen off Jr.'s car, some idiots would have blamed Tony for causing the wreck and JJ having to ride on Jr.'s car. Not a very smart move on JJ's part.
Hilton Head

Orange City, FL

#19 Oct 12, 2012
Carolyn wrote:
<quoted text>If JJ had fallen off Jr.'s car, some idiots would have blamed Tony for causing the wreck and JJ having to ride on Jr.'s car. Not a very smart move on JJ's part.
Or Ralph's!
duh huh

Winchester, VA

#20 Oct 14, 2012
Mr. Dega Debacle shouldn't be penalized for trying to block and causing a 50 car pile up but absolutely SHOULD be penalized for starving himself before the race. Fat Tony was dreaming of cheeseburgers in victory lane and it impaired his judgement. If StewartHog wasn't going to win that race NOBODY behind him was going to win that race either. He was taking his ball and going home. LOL
Carolyn

Erie, PA

#21 Oct 14, 2012
duh huh wrote:
Mr. Dega Debacle shouldn't be penalized for trying to block and causing a 50 car pile up but absolutely SHOULD be penalized for starving himself before the race. Fat Tony was dreaming of cheeseburgers in victory lane and it impaired his judgement. If StewartHog wasn't going to win that race NOBODY behind him was going to win that race either. He was taking his ball and going home. LOL
Fifty cars? Were you imbibing and seeing double?

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