Monday, April 19, 2010

Tony Stewart Takes Blame for Multi-car Pileup at Texas Motor Speedway


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.

The race marked Stewart's 400th Sprint Cup start and he marked the occasion by starting on the pole, earning his first pole start since 2005.

Tony Stewart won the Coors Ligt Pole Award at Texas 
Tom Pennington/Getty Images for NASCAR

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