Tony Stewart's driving earned him a victory at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway last weekend. What he said after winning earned him a fine from NASCAR and cost him some points.
Stewart was fined 25-thousand dollars and docked 25 points by NASCAR Tuesday for cursing during his television interview after his win. He did it toward the end of ESPN's first Nextel Cup broadcast since 2000.
NASCAR also docked car owner Joe Gibbs 25 points. It follows a precedent that started in 2002, when Crew Chief Chad Knaus was penalized for cursing on TV.
The penalty doesn't hurt Stewart in the standings. He's fifth in the points and the deduction didn't drop him. But sixth-place Carl Edwards is now only 17 points away from him.
Story Courtesy: AP Wire Reports
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