Welcome to Warped Wednesday. On this, we'll put out the rush to judgment mat, go a little too far and have a little fun. Will it be funny? Sometimes. Will it be crazy and largely unbelievable? Probably. Will not everyone get it? Definitely.
Not only was Sunday's win at Dover a potential turning point for Tony Stewart and Stewart-Haas Racing, it was proof for Stewart that his new health routines have started to take effect on the track as well.
Inspired by Dale Earnhardt Jr., Stewart has started a juice fast diet during the week to help with his performance. Instead of eating food that he would normally eat and drinking that wonderful Schlitz beer, Smoke has started using his juicing machine and blender almost exclusively.
Steak and potatoes? How about kiwi-melon juice. Pepperoni pizza? Now it's a smoothie with luscious ice, spinach, cucumbers, celery, asparagus and a hint of cilantro for some zest.
On the fitness side, Stewart took his inspiration from a celebrity outside of NASCAR. After seeing the tremendous success and mounds of muscle that Gwyneth Paltrow has packed on with the Tracy Anderson method, Stewart has started doing following the workout routines every morning at 6 a.m. After all, there's no better way to train to muscle a 3400 pound stock car in a un-air conditioned environment than by lifting weights no lighter than a milk jug.