Stewart gets nabbed for rough driving

The third time was a charm for Tony Stewart and the No. 20 Chevy team. After four separate incidents over the last three events and numerous discussions in the NASCAR trailer, NASCAR finally exacted punishment against driver Tony Stewart for rough...

The third time was a charm for Tony Stewart and the No. 20 Chevy team. After four separate incidents over the last three events and numerous discussions in the NASCAR trailer, NASCAR finally exacted punishment against driver Tony Stewart for rough driving.

This time, on lap 200, Stewart booted the No. 22 of Scott Wimmer. Wimmer spun causing the No. 31 of Robby Gordon to spin, but was able to continue. While the field was under caution, Stewart rammed his car into Wimmer's and the two traded paint. Wimmer returned the favor, and NASCAR was not amused.

"What the hell is the No. 20 doing?" a baffled Wimmer shouted over the radio.

When they came down pit road for stops, NASCAR officials held both cars for one lap, placing them both a lap down. Both crew chiefs and drivers have been summoned to the NASCAR hauler post race.

Stewart seems to have a reserved seat this season in the transporter. He has already been in there once this weekend, to discuss a rough driving incident during final practice in which he caused the No. 10 of Scott Riggs to wreck.

Last weekend at Darlington, Stewart shoved the No. 80 of Andy Hillenberg out of his way, causing Hillenberg to slide down the race track where he made contact with the No. 24 of Jeff Gordon.

Two years ago, during Stewart's championship season, he was mandated by NASCAR to attend anger management classes after his temper got the best of him with several tour reporters and photographers.

Maybe it's time for NASCAR to sign him up for a refresher course.

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Jeff Gordon , Tony Stewart , Robby Gordon , Scott Riggs , Scott Wimmer