Tony Stewart never takes credit for a good NASCAR run, but always singles out his team and his crew chief for his success. He also doesn't hesitate to take the blame when things go bad.
At Texas Motor Speedway, when Stewart was involved in a multi-car crash, he told waiting media immediately that he took full responsibility for the wreck.
Stewart had been running close to the front when a caution changed the race. Jimmie Johnson and Jeff Gordon took four fresh tires and Stewart took two. Stewart restarted second and after a restart with 18 laps left, the racing got close. A nine-car pileup ensued.
Stewart finished the race 32nd and dropped four places in the NASCAR Sprint Cup standing to 13th after eight weeks into the season.