Kenseth/Stewart cat fight at Daytona

Fancy Tony Stewart revealed to be nothing but a hypocrite in a bright orange pit suit. A week after he took NASCAR to the carpet for aggressive driving on the racetrack stating that he thought 'someone was going to die' he didn't seem particularly...

Fancy Tony Stewart revealed to be nothing but a hypocrite in a bright orange pit suit. A week after he took NASCAR to the carpet for aggressive driving on the racetrack stating that he thought 'someone was going to die' he didn't seem particularly concerned when he punted Matt Kenseth out of the way at 190 mph.

Stewart and Kenseth engaged in an event long 'pissing' match that finally resulted in NASCAR serving penalties to both teams. He didn't bump draft in the corner but he moved Kenseth out of his way and into the grass on lap 107. Stewart was sent to the back of the line as a penalty by NASCAR.

Not to say that Kenseth wasn't culpable. He was nabbed for pitting too soon and also sent to the back of the pack. When they met up, Kenseth gave Stewart a love tap with the No. 17 Ford peppered with a well-placed middle finger out the window.

"Tony took me out intentionally," said Kenseth, who was black flagged by NASCAR and given a pass thru penalty. "There's no two ways about it. He was mad because earlier in the race when I passed him he got loose, which I didn't think I did anything wrong. I thought I left him plenty of room. That's the same way he raced. I actually learned that from him racing here close to people, so he wrecked me intentionally and got put to the end of the longest line.

"I thought Mike Helton did a great job this week explaining it in the drivers meeting that it was about aggressive driving and not necessarily bump drafting. I'm just really disappointed. Tony went out and said all that stuff earlier in the week. If he's worried about people's lives and everything, and then he's gonna wreck you on purpose at 190?

"I wasn't too happy about that."

Stewart had some harsh words of his own and made it clear that his actions against Kenseth were retribution, "I guess Matt didn't think anything when he got me sideways over in turn two. He should have thought about that first. But I got penalized but they didn't penalize him for getting me sideways. He should have been smart enough to know not to be tucking down out doors in the first 20-laps of a 200 lap race at Daytona.

"He has no room to complain, he started it."

Whine. Whine. Moan. Moan. Where's a tissue when I need it?

It's no way for the NASCAR Nextel Cup champions to behave. It's just so low rent. Geez, we might as well roll in vat full of mud, put them in man panties and let them duke it out. At least then it would be to "Brokeback Mountain" to complain about bump drafting.

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Matt Kenseth , Tony Stewart , Mike Helton