Tony Stewart hasn’t run a Cup-level NASCAR race in a year and a half, but he hinted on Thursday that he’d love to return to his own racing roots and run the Indianapolis 500 again, perhaps as soon as next year.
He did say that he wouldn’t want to be a distraction, or a sideshow like Danica Patrick. Ouch.
Tony Stewart still wants to race in the Indianapolis 500 again someday but doesn't "want to be a sideshow like Danica Patrick." pic.twitter.com/il6nS1bE4c
— Autoweek (@AutoweekUSA) August 9, 2018
Of course Dan Fans (Danica’s fans) weren’t having it, as they responded by defending their favorite driver who’s never won a race. Of course there’s not a ton of Dan fans out there.
Someday! Not getting any younger dude! And not a fan of Patrick but, I wouldn’t say she was a “sideshow”. He can really be a dick.
— Flash (@FlashG88) August 9, 2018
Thank for your support
— Danica Patrick (@DanicaP09596504) August 10, 2018
He needs to go back racing AFX cars!
— Carl M (@Zoom66) August 9, 2018