Tony Stewart statement regarding Daytona penalty

Tony Stewart Statement Regarding Penalty Levied Against Him by NASCAR Fined $10,000 and placed on probation for the remainder of the Winston Cup season "While I still disagree with the black flag penalty our team received prior to the finish...

Tony Stewart Statement Regarding Penalty Levied Against Him by NASCAR

Fined $10,000 and placed on probation for the remainder of the Winston Cup season

"While I still disagree with the black flag penalty our team received prior to the finish of the Pepsi 400, I accept the fine and probation that NASCAR has issued to me as a result of my post-race conduct.

"Specifically, my treatment of reporter Mike Mulhern and Gary Nelson of NASCAR was inappropriate, and for that I apologize. By the time the first practice session gets underway Thursday at Chicagoland Speedway, I'll have met with Mike and I'll have apologized to him face to face. I will look for the same opportunity with Gary Nelson as well.

"For others I may have offended following the race, I regret that also. I will continue to work with all those people who support me on handling these types of situations better in the future.

"We've got a race this weekend in Joliet (Ill.), and that's what we're focusing on now. As frustrating as Daytona was for our race team, we're moving on and putting the past behind us."

-JGR-

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Series Monster Energy NASCAR Cup
Drivers Tony Stewart