Tony Stewart has love affair with dirt track

Tony Stewart has won three times in the Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. (REUTERS)

Tony Stewart has won three times in the Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. (REUTERS)

DEAN MCNULTY, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 8:15 PM ET

TORONTO - In all the years I have watched Tony Stewart there are plenty of descriptive words I could apply to him: Passionate, smart, happy, colourful, talented, opinionated, funny.

Stewart also has a mean streak every bit as nasty NFL great Mean Joe Greene.

Until this week, however, I never thought of Stewart as sentimental.

Yet there he was Wednesday night at his beloved Eldora Speedway acting every bit the proud papa as NASCAR returned to its roots and raced on dirt for the first time since 1970 with the Camping World Truck Series.


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