clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

GIF: Tony Stewart Fires Helmet At Matt Kenseth's Car

SB Nation's Brian Floyd posted this GIF of the moment for which the 2012 Irwin Tools Night Race at Bristol will likely be remembered.

While we're under caution, in a moment of un-abashed bias, I will say that Tony Stewart is my favorite driver - has been since before he joined the Sprint Cup Series in 1999 - and part of that is his passion for the sport. He doesn't suffer fools quite easily, and Kenseth running him up the hill and triggering this accident after Stewart - according to his interview after the wreck - had braked to keep from wrecking the No. 17 is the kind of thing that consistently gets under Stewart's skin.

The defending Sprint Cup champion - likely heading for a fine for the helmet toss - declared in his interview with ESPN that he would wreck Kenseth at any opportunity he had for the remainder of the 2012 campaign.

Photographs by coka_koehler used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.