Tony Stewart Will Not Be Penalized for Throwing a Helmet
By Lana Bandoim
Tony Stewart has revealed that NASCAR will not penalize him for throwing his helmet at Matt Kenseth during a race. He has also shared the same complaint as fans about the secretive policies that NASCAR uses to determine penalties. Stewart has downplayed the incident at the Bristol Motor Speedway, and his comments indicate that he does not plan on following through with his original threats.
No Penalty from NASCAR for Stewart
NASCAR has not issued a penalty for Stewart’s actions at the Bristol Motor Speedway race. Tony Stewart threw his helmet at Matt Kenseth’s car after the wreck. The helmet did not damage the No. 17 car, and Kenseth finished in 25th position while Stewart finished in 27th place. Although NASCAR chose not to penalize Todd Bodine for a similar incident in the same month, it has never clarified its policies on helmet throwing. The organization’s decision not to fine Stewart and Bodine seems to indicate that it does not consider this a problem.
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WUPN: we are not surprised by this. If it was Montoya, McMurry, Armorola, Speed, Vickers or any other low level driver, if they threw their helmet at Stewart, they would be parked, fined and stripped of points just to teach them a lesson. NASCAR has to protect their prima donnas.
Just like protecting Hendricks drivers, NASCAR will protect Smoke.
What do you think?