Stewart discusses radio comments
Harvick, McMurray fined for bumping
Andretti, McCumbee to replace Petty
BROOKLYN, Mich. - A week after being reprimanded for comments comparing NASCAR to professional wrestling, two-time Nextel Cup champion Tony Stewart said Wednesday he'll continue to speak his mind.
Appearing at a media day promoting next month's Citizens Bank 400 at Michigan International Speedway, Stewart said his only regret last week wasn't going to NASCAR officials before airing the comments on his Sirius Satellite radio program.
"One of my biggest faults is I can't say no and I don't know how to be politically correct," Stewart said. "If you ask me an honest question, you deserve to have an honest answer - whether it's politically correct or not, whether it's popular or not."
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - NASCAR fined Kevin Harvick and Jamie McMurray $25,000 each for making contact during a caution at Talladega Superspeedway on Sunday. Both drivers were also placed on probation until Oct. 3.
NASCAR was not aware of any incidents between the drivers until they reviewed videotape of the race. The two drivers were apparently bumping each other under caution on the final lap.
LEVEL CROSS, N.C. - John Andretti and Chad McCumbee will replace Kyle Petty during his five-race hiatus this summer.
Petty is getting out of the No. 45 Dodge to be an analyst for five of the six races that TNT will broadcast this season. Petty plans to race the road-course in Sonoma, Calif., during that stretch.
McCumbee will attempt to make his Nextel Cup debut on June 10 at Pocono Raceway, and Andretti will drive the other four.