Is Tony Stewart More Important to NASCAR Than Goodyear?

al asifyouknowSenior Analyst IFebruary 15, 2009

It is a question that needs to be asked, how long is NASCAR going to put up with Tony Stewart's rant against Goodyear who provides the most important part on a race car, the tires?

A driver announcing to the media on how they should keep a Goodyear official away from him should be an embarrassment to Mr. France.

There are politically correct ways to criticise multi-million dollars industries, especially the ones that contribute to provide a privileged life to these drivers.

I would guess is not a good idea to openly beat Goodyear to the ground the way Mr. Stewart has the last few years. He is very lucky that NASCAR has not flex more of their muscle and put a stop to this rants.

Don't get me wrong, the voicing of displeasure is totally fair and  is actually a right we all have, a right to an opinion if you will, but you need to look at the situation and measure your words. There are ways to get your point across without being offensive. Agree?

We all can say, Tony is just being Tony. True, is Tony being what he is, an emotional guy who tells it like it is, but he is older now, has lots of money and as an owner is responsible for many employees and their families who depend on his company to be successful. It may be the right time for him to chill out a little.

I have a feeling after the Daytona 500 either Mr. Stewart will have the standard apology to Goodyear or NASCAR will give him a long talking to, this time with a little more, well, let's just say, a "ROBUST" conversation.