Tony Stewart rips ‘wimpy’ NASCAR drivers in as we speak’s races: ‘They actually will not confront one another’

Tony Stewart, a three-time NASCAR Cup Series champion, had some sturdy phrases to say about as we speak’s drivers and the feuds that he can’t stand within the social media period.

Recent crashes on the tracks have created some budding feuds between drivers, to the purpose the place veteran Kyle Busch mentioned that there’s a scarcity of respect between drivers today.

Stewart was blunt about his ideas on the matter.

Tony Stewart looks on during practice

Tony Stewart appears on throughout apply in the course of the Camping World Superstar Racing Experience at Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway on July 9, 2022, in Nashville, Tennessee. (Dylan Buell/SRX/Getty Images)

“It’s unhappy in our sport how vanilla and wimpy all these drivers are,” Stewart mentioned on Kenny Wallace’s YouTube channel, “The Kenny Conversation.” “They actually gained’t confront one another on the observe. They’ll simply sit there and wait until they get residence and beat on one another on Twitter the place no person has to face anyone.”

Of course, arguments have gotten bodily on tracks prior to now as drivers would stroll proper as much as the opposite after a crash to air out their grievances.

However, Stewart mentioned there was a correct means of doing so.


“We grew up in a distinct period. I keep in mind drivers developing within the lounge, and it wasn’t all the time dangerous … however when you did one thing mistaken … they might actually are available in your trailer and speak to you in your personal lounge. … Talk in one another’s motor houses after apply was over, after the race was over.

“You dealt with it and you probably did it eye-to-eye. You did it face-to-face. You did it as males.”

Tony Stewart arms folded

SRX driver Tony Stewart is proven in the course of the Superstar Racing Experience portrait shoot at Clutch Studios on April 25, 2023, in Huntersville, North Carolina. (Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)

Stewart added that drivers like Dale Earnhardt Sr., Jeff Gordon and others confirmed him the ropes throughout his full-time driving days, and he adopted swimsuit. That line of respect and correct etiquette obtained misplaced as the game modernized with the remainder of the world.

“They turned you round and backed you within the fence, and once you’re sitting there, sliding down the racetrack or stopped … you could have that point to go, ‘I feel I made a mistake,’ and also you needed to determine it out, however that’s the way you be taught,” Stewart mentioned.

Stewart is at the moment a Fox Sports NASCAR analyst whereas additionally working racetracks.

Tony Stewart looks on track

NASCAR Hall of Famer Tony Stewart appears on from the grid previous to the NASCAR Xfinity Series Contender Boats 300 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on October 22, 2022, in Homestead, Florida. (Sean Gardner/Getty Images)

He additionally owns Stewart-Haas Racing with Gene Haas because the group’s co-owner. Drivers like Kevin Harvick and Chase Briscoe race below the staff.

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