NASCAR: Are You Really Giving Tony Stewart That Win?

Zack KeoughContributor IOctober 9, 2008

COME ON NASCAR, HOW IN THE WORLD DO YOU GIVE TONY STEWART THAT WIN SUNDAY? I KNOW HE HASN'T WON IN A LONG TIME, BUT COME ON.

REGAN SMITH DOESN'T EVER GET AN OPPORTUNITY LIKE HE HAD SUNDAY IN THE AMP ENERGY 500.

HE RACED CLEANER THAN ANYONE IN THE ENTIRE FIELD. HE GAVE EVERYBODY ROOM AND IN MY BOOK EARNED A LOT OF RESPECT FROM HIS FELLOW COMPETITORS.

HE WENT TO MAKE A CLEAN PASS ON STEWART COMING TO THE FINISH. STEWART CAME DOWN ON HIM AND FORCED HIM UNDER THE YELLOW LINE. NO DOUBT ABOUT IT. STEWART EVEN ADMITTED IT FOLLOWING THE RACE!

REGAN SMITH COULD HAVE STAYED IN HIS LINE AND CAUSED A 15 CAR PILE-UP AND GUESS WHO WOULD HAVE WON. PROBABLY THE LIKES OF A JOE NEMECHEK OR A KENNY WALLACE. I WOULD HAVE LOVED TO SEEN THAT!

BUT GET REAL. HOW DO YOU TAKE A WIN AWAY FROM A GOOD OLE BOY LIKE SMITH? EVEN WORSE THAN THAT, HOW DO YOU PLACE HIM 18TH IN THE RACE?

NASCAR, REGAN SMITH DID NASCAR A HUGE FAVOR BY NOT TAKING STEWART OUT. HE SAVED JOE GIBBS AND OTHER TEAMS A LOT OF MONEY. HE ALSO SAVED THE CLEAN UP GUYS FROM HAVING TO CLEAN UP A HUGE MESS AFTER THE RACE AND KEPT THE CHAMPIONSHIP DREAMS OF TONY 'SMOKE' STEWART ALIVE.

GO REGAN SMITH, YOU JUST EARNED YOURSELF A FAN.

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