Brian Scott on Tony Stewart: ‘Apparently he got mad at me’
Throughout his career, Tony Stewart has been crystal clear about how he feels about getting blocked by other drivers: He hates it.
And he hates so much that he frequently takes matters into his own hands.
Such was the case in Sunday night’s Bojangles’ 500 at Darlington Raceway.
On Lap 203, Brian Scott was four laps down when Stewart attempted to pass him. Scott slid and inadvertently blocked Stewart, who turned the No. 44 Richard Petty Motorsports Ford into the wall.
"We were just in a bad situation … I was trying to let Tony go," Scott said.
In addition, Scott said he stuck his hand out the window to waive Stewart by, but he thought Stewart might have mistaken it for giving him the finger.
"Apparently he got mad at me," said Scott. "I have a lot of respect for Tony. He’s always raced me really clean."
Stewart and his crew chief were summoned to the NASCAR hauler after the race.