TONY STEWART, NO. 20 HOME DEPOT MONTE CARLO SS - Involved in accident with No. 12 Ryan Newman on Lap 90; went behind the wall for repairs.. WHAT HAPPENED? "The No. 12 car (Ryan Newman) just took us out. We're starting to learn to race him like...
TONY STEWART, NO. 20 HOME DEPOT MONTE CARLO SS - Involved in accident with No. 12 Ryan Newman on Lap 90; went behind the wall for repairs..
WHAT HAPPENED? "The No. 12 car (Ryan Newman) just took us out. We're starting to learn to race him like he races us and he doesn't give anybody a break so I wasn't about to give him a break. So he'll just take me out then if you don't let him by. It's amazing how he expects you to let him by, but he don't give anybody that same courtesy."
THE DAMAGE LOOKS PRIMARILY LIKE THE RADIATOR.ARE YOU GOING TO BE ABLE TO GET IT BACK OUT? "Yeah, it'll look like the Modified we had yesterday with the open front wheels, but the good thing is these guys (crew) are recently getting really good at fixing things after they've been wrecked, so they'll do whatever it takes to get us back out."
DID YOU HAVE A PROBLEM WITH LAPPED TRAFFIC? "It wasn't lapped traffic, it was Ryan (Newman) trying to get his lap back. After a while, you finally get tired of giving guys spots, and them not doing the same thing. You watch Ryan at the beginning of the race holding the No. 2 car up, we just bullied our way by him but never touched him. We did what we had to do to get by him.
"The thing is, with a bunch of these young guys, they tell us every week about give and take in the driver's meeting and there is a reason they tell you that.
"All I did was race him the same way he races us and he wrecks us, I don't even think he tried to make the corner. "
ON HIS OPINION ABOUT DRIVERS SPENDING MORE TIME IN THE BUSCH SERIES TO LEARN GIVE AND TAKE "Before the TV switch here, the guys were saying about how it is now I guarantee you that if Darrell Waltrip and those guys had to race 500 miles like they are trying to ask us to race now it wouldn't be any fun either.
"Kyle Busch, the 25 car, everybody else I passed, I didn't have any problems with anybody. But Ryan, when you race him the way he races you, he just decides to dump you.
IT HAS TO BE FRUSTRATED POINTS-WISE "It is frustrating, but there is nothing we can do about it. We have a great group of guys here who will do everything they can to get us back out there to do what we can.
"It is frustrating when you got a guy who isn't in the top-10 and won't make the Chase ruining it for everybody else."