Pontiac Racing - Tony Stewart quotes 2002-02-12

TONY STEWART, NO. 20 HOME DEPOT PONTIAC GRAND PRIX: WHAT HAPPENED DURING THE INCIDENT IN PRACTICE? "I was right behind Jeff Burton. I don't know who was in front of Jeff, but whoever it was checked up. And I don't know if that was a result of...

TONY STEWART, NO. 20 HOME DEPOT PONTIAC GRAND PRIX:

WHAT HAPPENED DURING THE INCIDENT IN PRACTICE? "I was right behind Jeff Burton. I don't know who was in front of Jeff, but whoever it was checked up. And I don't know if that was a result of something further up - two cars in front of me was all the further I could see forward. We got checked up real fast and [Jeff] stopped real quick and I was right there. There was nowhere to go. The hard thing was trying to get away from him and get off of him, and not get caught up in it any worse than we did. We got real close to trashing a race car right there."

WILL THE CAR BE OK? "I think so. It's front-end damage. I don't think there is any suspension damage. It's what I would call moderate damage to the nose and that's about it."

DID YOU ALMOST GET OUT OF IT WITHOUT ANY DAMAGE? "No. When it happened, it was like, 'Boom.' He was spinning, there were other cars spinning and I had to turn to get away from it. All he had to do was clip me a little bit and it would have been a whole lot worse."

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Tony Stewart