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Short-track racing makes a man a mite feisty. Tony Stewart and Matt Kenseth were battling for the lead when both turned downward and hit the wall, effectively ending both their chances at a win. Stewart's car was the more damaged, and as Kenseth passed him on pit road, Stewart fired a low strike right at Kenseth's hood. Hop-step, two hands ... that was Olympic-quality helmet tossing, friends.
Interviewed as his car was under repair, Stewart made no attempt to hide his disgust with Kenseth. "I'm going to run over him every chance I get for the rest of the year," he said of Kenseth. And when informed that he'd get his helmet back, he shot back, "I don't give a crap. Hell with the helmet."
NASCAR has a fine tradition of drivers throwing helmets: Robby Gordon slung one at Michael Waltrip in New Hampshire in 2005. Elliott Sadler fired his helmet at Ryan Newman at Charlotte in 2002. And Dale Jarrett lobbed his helmet right at Bobby Hillin Jr. at Bristol back in 1993.
NASCAR, baby. NASCAR.
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