Tony Stewart: The Strange Case of Dr. Stewart and Mr. Smoke

Johnq SmithyCorrespondent IJuly 28, 2008

If it's one thing you have to know about Tony Stewart, it's that he is not one to mess with when he's having a bad day. Just look at him during the altercation with the USAC official last Thursday night. Boy, was he pissed:

But the amazing thing is that even with the debacle on Sunday, Tony was in good spirits. I was expecting, and I'm sure a lot of other people were expecting, for Tony to verbally tear someone a new one as soon as the race ended on Sunday, but instead he had this to say:

"Just a tough day," Stewart said in a statment via his PR person. "There are really no other words to describe it."

Maybe Tony was just choosing his words carefully to avoid the possible firestorm he would receive from the press and NASCAR had he gone off about how crappy the tires were on Sunday.

Who knows. Hopefully, Tony can keep his cool like this more often.

Stewart Mum on Tires [Tampa Tribune]