Tony Stewart and Matt Kenseth (car No. 17) lock fenders as they battle for the lead and both cars pile into the inside wall. Then Smoke decided on his own form of vigilante justice.
NASCAR will not penalize Tony Stewart for throwing his helmet at Matt Kenseth’s car during the race Saturday night at Bristol Motor Speedway, NASCAR spokesman Kerry Tharp said Monday afternoon.
NASCAR did confiscate Stewart’s helmet.
“I don’t give a crap,” Stewart said after the helmet throw. “The hell with the helmet. I’m going to run over him every chance I’ve got from now until the end of the year—every chance I’ve got,” Stewart said.
Following Saturday night’s Tony Stewart and Matt Kenseth crash and Stewart’s subsequent helmet toss at Kenseth’s car, Atlanta Motor Speedway has created a promotion giving fans the opportunity to take advantage of a special post-incident ticket price while choosing side in who was at fault in the tangle.
Through Sunday night’s AdvoCare 500, Stewart fans purchasing three Lower Champions Grandstand tickets will receive their fourth ticket for only $14 while Kenseth followers can receive their fourth ticket for only $17, representing savings of $85 and $82, respectively. The ticket prices reflect the car numbers for both drivers involved in the much talked-about crash while racing for the lead in Saturday’s Irwin Tools Night Race at Bristol.
The special pricing is for start/finish line area seats in rows 1-23 of the Champions Grandstand. Tickets may be purchased online at www.atlantamotorspeedway.com, through the Atlanta Motor Speedway ticket office at (877) 9-AMS-TIX, at Ticketmaster outlets or in-person at the AMS ticket office or ticket windows this weekend.