Wow, funny this hasn’t surfaced sooner.
Stewart: Goosing all in good fun
UPDATED SEP 18, 2012 4:08 PM ET
Tony Stewart has always had the reputation for being a bit cheeky.
Many drivers have pre-race rituals, but nothing less than a goose will do for the three-time NASCAR Sprint Cup champion when it comes to garnering good luck. But he never expected getting a handful of the backside of fellow competitor Kevin Harvick’s wife, DeLana, would create such uproar when the video went viral.
“This is old news,” Stewart said Tuesday at Charlotte Motor Speedway. “I guess it’s just the first time the cameras caught us. But we’ve been doing that ever since I was driving the Nationwide car with them. We’ve always joked around and horsed around like that. It just seems like when it was caught on camera it was a lot bigger deal for some reason.
“I didn’t even know that anybody saw it. It wasn’t something that was out of the normal for us. Kevin comes up and gets me. I get DeLana. DeLana gets both of us. We’re always just messing around, not necessarily at the same time.”
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If this was a second or third tier driver, they would be banned from NASCAR, would have to go through sexual harassment classes and do a personal apology on Speed Channel.