And here I thought aliens from the Planet Corporate had abducted Tony Stewart and replaced him with Pod Tony.
Turns out the real Tony was just hanging out in Australia, where last week Stewart got into a physical confrontation with Sydney Speedway co-owner Brett Morris in which blows were exchanged -- on Stewart's part, with his helmet.
It led to Stewart being questioned and released by local police. Lawsuits may still be pending.
Stewart expressed embarrassment and remorse for the incident, as well he should. The rest of the story is Morris owes the racers at his track an apology, too; apparently the dispute arose over excessive moisture on the track that led Stewart to deem it too dangerous to drive. And as a track owner himself, he would know.
Good to know Stewart still has a sturdy sense of what he believes is right and isn't afraid to stand up for it. And although his reaction certainly can't be condoned, it's good to know he still has a pulse, too.