Monday, August 05, 2002

Bad boy Tony Stewart doesn't like to lose

From Yahoo! Sports: NASCAR - Stewart punches photographer following race

As Stewart hurriedly walked off, he swatted his hand in the air when approached from behind by a man. Gary Mook, a free-lance photographer for The Indianapolis Star, was following and Stewart broke into a trot to get away.

Mook ran alongside him, and Stewart turned to him and threw several punches -- connecting to Mook's chest and stomach -- before he was pulled away.

``He struck me in the chest,'' Mook told The Star in a story printed Monday. ``I ran, I got in front of him to take a picture and I got off one frame. He came toward me and struck me in the chest to get me out of the way. I didn't pursue him.''