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Tony Stewart

Song to Describe Driver....

I can come up with two choices for Smoke, although the second one could apply to *so many drivers* now. I like to think Smoke's past Choice #2... First Choice: "Fuel" by Metallica __________________ ___ Gimme Fuel, Gimme Fire, Gimme that which I desire, Ooh! Turn on...I see red Adrenaline crash & crash my head Nitro Junkie, Paint me dead And I see red One hundred plus through Black and White War Horse, Warhead Fuck 'Em Man, white knuckles tight Through Black & White Ohhh, On I Burn, Fuel is pumping engines, Burning hard, loose & clean And I burn, Churning my direction, Quench my thirst with Gasoline So Gimme Fuel, Gimme Fire, Gimme that which I desire, Hey Turn on beyond the bone Swallow future, spit out home Burn your face upon the crome Yeah! Take the corner, join the crash, Headlights, Headlines Another Junkie lives too fast Yeah lives way too fast, fast, fast, oohh-aye Ohhh, On I Burn Fuel is pumping engines Burning hard, loose & clean And On I burn Churning my direction, Quench my thirst with Gasoline So Gimme Fuel Gimme Fire Gimme that which I desire Yeah-Heah White Knuckle Tight! (solo) Gimmie Fuel.... On I burn, on and on Gimmie Fire.... On I burn, on and on My Desire.... Ohhh, On I Burn Fuel is pumping engines Burning hard, loose & clean And I burn Churning my direction Quench my thirst with Gasoline Gimme Fuel Gimme Fire Gimme that which I desire Ooh On I Burn! Second Choice: "Problem Child" by AC/DC __________________ __________________ _____ I'm hot And when I'm not I'm cold as ice See me comin' [get out of my way] Step aside [just step aside] Or pay the price What I want I take What I don't I break And I don't want you With a flick of my knife I can change your life There's nothing you can do Cause I'm a problem child Make my stand No man's land On my own Man in blue It's up to you The seed is sown What I want I stash What I don't I smash N' you're on my list Dead or alive Got a .45 N' I never miss Cause I'm a problem child Every night Street light I drink my booze Some run Some fight I win they lose What I need I like What I don't I fight N' I don't like you So say bye bye While your still alive Cause your time is due Cause I'm a problem child  (May 2, 2008 | post #27)

Tony Stewart

drivers letters from camp

Dear Mom, Camp has been well so far, but each week we have new adventures I hadn't planned for and you know how much I hate that! On the flip side, though, we keep learning new skills about dealing with the other campers...includin g those that aren't even focused on this year's camp but instead thinking about years to come. Geez, and we have more than enough things to do right now! Remember you telling me to be patient, work hard, admit and learn from my mistakes, but play smart and fair? I'm trying, Mom, really I'm trying. Some days it just ain't easy here. We need the following things urgently, though: * Excedrin, as we're running really low and my head now hurts some from weekend to weekend * Ear plugs, even when we're *not* in the game activities there is a *lot* of noise going on now * Testerone for that Kahne kid, as he looks too young to be here at camp, let alone sell beer * Toothpaste for Cousin Carl, have you seen his teeth yet? He must also floss daily, too * A pool table or a Bobo doll (your choice), so we can hit things without getting into trouble with the other campers...Tony and I will share * The Fan Controller Car from the commercial, because I need to 'test' it on some people * A *lot* of those wax strips to 'maintain' Smoke, as I'm tired of giving over my shaver weekly * A sturdy padlock so we can lock Smoke and Kurt up together, so this could get settled finally * A picture of Nan...I really, *really* miss Nan Love to everyone back home, and remember to say a prayer for us here at camp...we/I need it. Zippy  (Apr 27, 2008 | post #57)

Tony Stewart

Clan Stewart Society in America

Don't know specifically about this one, but 'generally' the rules are you have to be a family member 'relation' in some fashion. However, keep in mind the relations can be many different surnames, and cover many different families. You can do a search for your family name to see any clan affiliation here: http://www.electri cscotland.com/webc lans/clanmenu.htm Additionally, that site has tons of information about the different clans, genealogy, and history. I've been actively involved in Highland Games and similar festivals for years now, and because of different family members (by marriage and the like), I can represent four different clans. If you can't/don't qualify to join up with the ClanStewart people as above (check out their site), you maybe could be a Scottish clan member through your own family's connections.  (Feb 17, 2008 | post #3)

Tony Stewart

Feelin' Kinda Down...

Well in times past I've watched the previous season's races when 'down in the dumps', but right now all I've got from this year is from that frightful Kansas race forward to present...not necessarily some moments I'm willing to revisit right now. In January, though, I'll break down and get my fix, as rough re-viewing some of these will be. (Minus Atlanta, I *cannot* watch that race again...period.) On the plus side, though, I'm getting HotPass for next season as I'm the midst of moving right now. I can't say I will miss Rusty's comments at all. So this year, a new plan of off-season adjustment: weekend go-cart racing (or at least two weekends a month) and an unhurried (and far less congested) shop tour trip down Charlotte way in January. If I can't watch Tony race, at least I can pretend I race as well as he did!! (As a kid, mind you...sheesh.) LOL. But if NASCAR continues to screw things up next year like this one, I'm back to the local dirt tracks full-on next year. I hope some changes are coming next year from *that* sector...the group that needs to change the most. I'll be at Martinsville, Richmond, and Charlotte next year (all), unless NASCAR loses my wallet support. And Eldora for the Prelude. If I didn't hate driving to and around Atlanta so much, I'd try there. Anybody else going to those?  (Nov 17, 2007 | post #39)

Tony Stewart

Letter To Santa from drivers:

Dear Santa, I'm really a simple guy, so my list for this year is simple, too. While I'd love to have it all, you know me...I'll be damn happy with what I can get, and I'll get the rest with lots of hard work. 1: I need Smoke to just shut up and drive sometimes. Not for just a few laps, but maybe even a quarter of the race. In five years' time, maybe even for half the race...maybe he'll be more calm and controlled. Maybe. 2: Earplugs, ulcer medicine, and high blood pressure medicine. See #1 if you need a reminder as to why exactly. 3: We HD team guys need a raise for all the bullshit *we* endure. But, yes, we still love Smoke like a brother... 4: A smallish bottle from the fountain of youth. Some of us who've been here from Day 1 are getting a bit grey around the temples, a little slow in the back during the long season, and other things. We're still he best crew out there, but we're not all 25 years old any more. 5: The most important (and I'll sacrifice all others to get this one): two months off with Nan and my family. No cell phone calls from JD, no tantrums from Tony, no problems from Mark. Instead, 8 glorious weeks with those that keep me going and know how to motivate and support *me*. God's Blessings to you and Merry Christmas, Greg 'Saint' Zippy P.S.: I left you a gift Bible from Coach Gibbs, right by the Oreos.  (Nov 13, 2007 | post #47)

Tony Stewart

Poker with Smoke

PLAY, girl, PLAY. And I'm glad to see another VLP'er around here. Smoke's supposedly very good, though, and reportedly not the most patient of players so keep that in mind if you're a newbie to the game. I'm envious, I'll be at work but have been wanting to be in a group to get an idea how he *does* play. Good news, though, at 1:30, he may still not be fully awake yet so you could take advantage LOL. If you get a chance, though, to try for *another* player tourney down the line try starting with Elliott or Jamie McMurray. What I've seen and heard makes me think they may be the better 'intro' tourneys. As we might all expect (and hope for), Smoke reportedly comes to play...and comes to win. GOOD LUCK. Updates, please!  (Oct 30, 2007 | post #5)

Tony Stewart

its over for tony

I just don't see the RCR rumour having legs, but one can clearly see there has been a noticeable strain (and subsequent rise in errors) for weeks now. Some errors have been pit related, true, (Charlotte and others), but some things have also been more Tony-related (staying out against Zippy's wishes in Kansas, the 'defend all lines' thing at Dega)...the point remains that it hasn't been just one certain thing, nor just one certain problem. It appears that the guys have defeated themselves more than other teams defeated them exactly (no disrespect to the HMS fans, but you've not seen the best 20 team by far lately). Big20, I do think, though, you may be on to something with the new Toyota testing. Given the pressure that Zippy and Smoke & Co put on themselves normally in this situation, coupled with the new Toyota testing, coupled with working so hard to be back in the Chase this year, throw in some bad luck like Kansas and various equipment failures, and Lord knows what else (this list can be quite lengthy), the energy reserves have just got to be depleted by now. The new testing is just one more major obstacle draining valuable time and energy...and one to a degree they didn't have last year. As much as it pains us to see them all so clearly defeated on TV now, I can't imagine how badly they must feel. I wanted to cry for them yesterday, even. I know the Championship is lost for this year, but it's also apparent (as it's been mentioned here and on other forums, too) that a 'coming to God team meeting' is *long, long overdue*. Perhaps this is where JD let the guys down, not stepping up to get some things settled earlier that have needed it, who knows. But first place or thirtieth (or worse), we fans all know this is *not* our regular #20 team...and something to resolve that problem is needed STAT...for now and also for in the future seasons ahead.  (Oct 29, 2007 | post #28)

Tony Stewart

post-race throwdown

Is it me or does anyone else still wish that Mark Martin could be 'excused' from the mess at DEI so he could go back and teach the whole damn lot at Roush (including Jack, too, apparently) to get their collective acts *together*? I don't care what happened this time (and there will me more incidents in the future, I reckon, and not only involving Carl and Matt as there is a lot of unfulfilled talent in that stable), but I honestly believe that there hasn't been a 'leader' over there since Mark stepped out. And God doesn't it show...  (Oct 23, 2007 | post #116)

Tony Stewart

ESPN's reality vs the actual race

John Daly from The Daly Planet strikes again. Too bad no one with any kind of power is listening and/or reading Daly's wisdom. "ESPN Needs to Admit NASCAR Problems" http://dalyplanet. blogspot.com/2007/ 10/espn-needs-to-a dmit-nascar-proble ms.html And France and Co wonder why TV ratings (well, excepting Hotpass, I guess) are down...  (Oct 22, 2007 | post #1)

Tony Stewart

post-race throwdown

Hmmm...now I will have to watch the repeat. Not surprised at Biff's reaction as he and Kenseth are close friends. (And while not everyone likes Kenseth in his occasional smartass mode, he can be more popular than Carl can be with others with his ways.) Mikey Waltrip doesn't necessarily like confrontation and he thinks like a team owner so much now anyway, so his comments don't surprise me there either. Schrader's input is interesting, though, as he and Carl are related...although it wouldn't be the first time they've clashed about something Carl did/didn't do. Who knows if it was a 'joke' or not, but as small as Martinsville is, it's not surprising at all that this showed up in the press somehow...if someone wants to find somebody, it's easy enough to do so and the press had a lot of the area covered with the post-race interviews.  (Oct 22, 2007 | post #85)

Tony Stewart

Sauter/Green Out--Mayfield/Riggs In at CNC Haas

Bootie would do wonders for Scott and his confidence. They speak the same language and everything. Bootie deserves a chance with a driver who is willing to listen, willing to shut up and learn, and willing to work, too. Fingers crossed your idea comes to pass...  (Oct 22, 2007 | post #9)

Tony Stewart

48 Hours with Tony Stewart-great article

Actually, after reading this and seeing firsthand some of what goes on from afar with him and other drivers at the track, it's somewhat of a miracle the drivers remain (mostly) sane. Or don't have countless addiction problems or worse. No wonder life 'outside the fishbowl' of NASCAR is much better for Tony and his racing. That's our driver man, people...and articles such as this, which reveal the 'truer' nature of Smoke, make me thank God he is. Wonderful article, and thanks again for sharing.  (Oct 21, 2007 | post #13)

Tony Stewart

Favorite Movies

Other faves (old and new, foreign and otherwise): "Field of Dreams" (Dad played baseball for years and I sucked at it and I disappointed him in some ways, so the ending absolutely gets me bawling each and every time I see it) "Fried Green Tomatoes" "From Here to Eternity" (hubba hubba Burt Lancaster) "The Spanish Prisoner" (great word play w/a serious Steve Martin) and "The Usual Suspects" for high crimes "Gone With the Wind" for the *all* of it "Grosse Point Blank" and "High Fidelity" (well anything with John or Joan Cusack, really) "Cinema Paradiso" (Italian, for all those that love film), and "The English Patient" "Jaws", "The Shining" and "Misery" for fear factor yes, "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" for the campy "The Godfather" series, esp 1 and 2 practically anything done by Stanley Kubrick and, *finally*, "Caddyshack "  (Oct 18, 2007 | post #63)

Tony Stewart

Favorite Movies

Great tastes, Maro, but I may be a bit biased. LOL "Tombstone " is an absolute FAVE of mine...watched it with my Dad not long before he died, and that's a favourite memory. I don't know which is my favourite scene/line, though: Val Kilmer as Doc Holliday doing the 'pistol display' with a tin cup, or Doc challenging Johnny Ringo with "I'll be your huckleberry." My dad loved the part near the end when Wyatt asks Doc if he can win against Ringo, etc., and that whole ending. Odder still when I learned that the ending actually was true about Doc and his love for his cousin...and how that inspired author Margaret Mitchell. Weird. My dad and I loved the Earp/Holliday thing, and especially were fond of the Burt Lancaster/Kurt Douglas version of "Gunfight at OK Corral", too. Gotta ask: fave Crowe film? While I've liked and loved some of his roles (like him better as a villian), LOVE him in "Romper Stomper".  (Oct 18, 2007 | post #62)

Tony Stewart

Be Prepared For Saturday Night's Race at Lowes

I'm going to be in Charlotte this weekend and am starting to wonder just exactly what I'll be in for...if NASCAR will hold the race for the TV 'coverage' (and I use that term very loosely) or not. Oh, well, at least it's supposed to be sunny...I guess I can contribute more $$$ to the Concord beer sales and work on my early fall tan if things get held up.  (Oct 8, 2007 | post #16)

Q & A with GoneRacinGirl

Headline:

green, green, green

Hometown:

raised on MO dirt tracks

Neighborhood:

North Cackalacky (now)

Local Favorites:

the racing dirt tracks and short tracks of the Carolinas and Virginia

When I'm Not on Topix:

photos, reading, traveling 'somewhere' for a trip or race or concert, watching Women's Roller Derby, etc

I'm Listening To:

Reverend Horton Heat

Read This Book:

"Brave New World" by A. Huxley

Favorite Things:

music (especially seeing it live), travel, NASCAR, photography, movies, reading, internet, roller derby, food and wine, etc

I Believe In:

www.livestrong.org, Habitat for Humanity, 'live and let live' but also 'what goes around, comes around', the true meaning of Christmas, the innocence of children and the wisdom of elders, my friends and family unconditionally, my dreams and goals