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Love him or hate him, Tony Stewart is one of the best known drivers in NASCAR. There is something refreshing about seeing his unshaven mug smiling on camera, speaking his mind and consistently finishing near the front of the pack. His fans, like my buddy Patrick, love his cocky attitude, the orange and black Home Depot colors, and more importantly like to see him win-silencing the naysayers who wish that anyone but No. 20 will drive into the winner's circle.
The race on Sunday was typical Tony. Early on the speculation was that Tony was going to sit out the rest of the race due to stomach cramps. But Stewart muscled through the discomfort, motivated by running in the top three and sensing a victory at the Glen. Tony Stewart 1 - Haters 0.
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