Regarded as one of the fiercest competitors in NASCAR, Tony Stewart is also one of the most famous drivers in terms of his persona in the NASCAR industry.
Only a win would appease the three-time NASCAR Cup Series champion during his NASCAR career and anything else would be a failure.
Not only had Steward battles on the race field with other drivers, but he was also someone keen to pick up arguments outside the field. Carl Edwards found himself on the receiving end of Stewart’s wrath during the 2011 championship. With just three points separating the two drivers going into the final race of the season, Stewart and Edwards called out each other in the joint press conference.
The best part of the interview comes later when Stewart admitted the length he would go to win the championship.
“I’d wreck my mom to win a championship,” Stewart said. “I’ll wreck your mom to win a championship. I respect him as a driver, but this isn’t about friendships this weekend. This is a war. This is a battle. This is for a national championship. It’s no holds barred this weekend. I didn’t come this far to be one step away from it and let it slip away, so we’re going to go for it.”
Stewart went on to win the championship even though it didn’t involve wrecking anyone’s mom.