A very funny post from the Sporting News:
I won’t try to fake my way through an actual analysis of NASCAR. But I do know that crashes are bad, and that Tony Stewart is kind-of crazy. So when Tony Stewart crashes with a teammate in practice and then goes a bit crazy, well that’s NASCAR magic.
Stewart crashed with Ryan Newman, who drives for Stewart’s company, in the last practice before Sunday’s Daytona 500. Apparently, Stewart was trailing Newman closely when Newman’s car lost a tire and spun out. Blame … the tire.
“Same stuff that we always talk about every year, failures Goodyear has,” said Stewart, who frequently takes the tiremaker to task. “I think that’s part of their marketing campaign — the more we talk about it, the more press they get. But, I think they forget it’s supposed to be in a good way, not a bad way.”
Yes, this is all a part of Goodyear’s master plan to be known throughout the world for making bad tires. Actually, that might be right. For decades the name Goodyear has been tied to a giant zeppelin, a vessel made most famous by the Hindenburg. There’s gold in them thar disasters.