WATCH: When Tony Stewart Explained Why He Doesn’t Engage in Twitter Feuds on Dale Earnhardt Jr’s Podcast

Published 06/22/2022, 8:30 AM EDT
LAS VEGAS – JANUARY 29: Tony Stewart, driver of the #20 Home Depot Chevrolet, in the garage during NASCAR testing at Las Vegas Motor Speedway January 29, 2007 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Rusty Jarrett/Getty Images for NASCAR)

Tony Stewart is an icon. Not only is he a three-time Cup Series Champion, but he is the co-owner of one of the top teams in the cup series, Stewart-Haas Racing. Other than his on-track heroics, Stewart is one driver who is known for staying far away from social media arguments. In fact, people even question how he avoids such social media altercations?

This time around on Dale Earnhardt Jr.‘s podcast, they asked the NASCAR legend the same question. To which he said, “You just realize that it’s like there’s nothing to gain. Because you’re fighting a bunch of guys that are spineless that sit behind a keyboard and they run their mouths.”

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“You’re fighting a bunch of people that it’s just not even worth the fight.”

He added, “I don’t even care about these people that sit there and don’t have the balls to [talk in person]. They can sit there and say what they want.”

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In fact, he thinks the people that try to argue with him on social media don’t matter as he said “At the end of the day, they don’t matter to me. What did he gain? I don’t see him, yeah I don’t see him. They don’t interact with me personally. I don’t interact with them they are not worth the energy and my time to sit here and get in a pissing contest on social media.”

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Tony Stewart seems to believe that the best way to deal with tussles is by talking ‘man-to-man’. He also feels that you would only confront someone personally if you actually respect them.

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – JULY 25: Tony Stewart, driver of the #14 Mobil 1/Bass Pro Shops Chevrolet, looks on during qualifying for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Crown Royal Presents the Jeff Kyle 400 at the Brickyard at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on July 25, 2015 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images)

He said, “If you don’t even respect him, you don’t even care to go to them and talk about ot try to have an altercation about it. You know, the guys that I got some of the biggest fights with were guys that I had the most respect for. I mean everybody remembers when I threw the helmet at Matt Kenseth on pit road. Well, I loved Matt Kenseth I mean I think the world of Matt Kenseth.”

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In the end, it’s good to see that Tony Stewart doesn’t let the social media arguments get to him. However, is he right about the people? Is it good to just not care about them? Or, he should consider what the people on social media have to say? Let us know in the comments.

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Hetul Katyal

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Hetul Katyal is an F1-NASCAR web stories creator at EssentiallySports. Currently pursuing his degree in Journalism from the Delhi College of Arts and Commerce, he is an avid supporter of Carlos Sainz and Scuderia Ferrari. Hetul always looks forward to the paddock going to Baku, but the part of F1 that excites him the most, is seeing the drivers tackle the 'Raidillon' at Spa.

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