14 random things to love about Tony Stewart
By @nascarcasm and Steve Luvender | Friday, May 24, 2019
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Tony Stewart's on-track accomplishments are many, and enough to earn him induction into the NASCAR Hall of Fame on the first ballot. But there are many other things to love about this guy.
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Smoke's foundation provides incredible help to endangered/at-risk animals. Furthermore, he once had a pet monkey and a pet pig. The pig's name was Porkchop, which is pretty funny. It's like naming your goldfish “Sushi."
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Look at Smoke, under the spell of the beautiful Ariel from “The Little Mermaid." What a sensitive fellow. Although he probably did lean over and whisper “You know, if you wanna swing by, my home in Indiana DOES have a 1,600 fish tank ... " into her ear.
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At the 2016 Championship Banquet, Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder surprised the crowd by showing up to honor the retiring Tony. Eddie was unaware that he'd be receiving a $1.8 million donation on behalf of the motorsports industry to his Epidermolysis Bullosa foundation made in Tony's name. MANLY TEARS.
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Remember the 2007 Brickyard 400 when he used his knees to drive the car down the straightaway while using both hands to take a drink? He won this race, by the way.
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Two legendary drivers, cut from the same cloth - a cloth that will beat the s--t out of you should you get lippy.
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Smoke elevated the trash-talk high-water mark during the 2011 Championship press conference, declaring he'd wreck his own mom or your mom to win a championship. After he won the championship, we're pleased to report that all moms checked in as “safe" on Facebook.
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I tried it. Not bad at all, actually. You know you tried it too.
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In 2008, Tony had his copious back tuft waxed live on his SiriusXM NASCAR radio show, all to raise money for the Victory Junction Gang Camp. It was a form of torture that is probably outlawed by the Geneva Convention, but it was Marconi-worthy radio.
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If you ever shake Tony Stewart's hand, remember, that's the hand that grabbed Harvick's butt.
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Tony Stewart: Making the "female" filter on Snapchat utterly pointless for years now.
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In addition to Stewart-Haas Racing, Smoke owns USAC and WoO teams, as well as the All-Star Circuit of Champions racing series. And he drives around Eldora Speedway like he practically owns the place.
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You know how Jimmie Johnson goes off and runs marathons and makes you feel like you're not in good shape? Tony Stewart would never do that to you.
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Smoke would celebrate wins by scaling the catch fence with ease. No one can pull this off nowadays. The last person to try it was Noah Gragson and he hurled on the SAFER barrier afterwards. WEAK.
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The noteworthy quips are too numerous to mention. But they are legend. So Tony, for contributing so much to NASCAR over the years, we'll close with your own words, the ones you uttered after tangling with Joey Logano at Fontana -- “Thank YOU."