ESPN: How much does this affect your chances of winning the 500?
Tony Stewart: I don't know rocket scientist, I'm sitting here with a backup car, what do you think?
ESPN: How much do you have to do to this backup car to get it ready?
Tony Stewart: Talk to Darry and Grille? I don't know we got a lot of work to do. I mean I'm ticked right now. I'm not happy. I'm not cordial. I'm not nice. I'm not anything right now and I shouldn't be. If it was because two guys wrecked and a driver thing it'd be one thing. But a manufacturer that has the sole deal here, they don't have any competition and they can't give us something to keep us from having problems like this I don't know I'm just amazed how much everyone kisses their butt right now.
Goodyear once again is under attack and once again it's coming from the tire manufacturer's harshest critic, two-time Sprint Cup champion Tony Stewart. Stewart and Ryan Newman crashed during Saturday's final practice before the Daytona 500 when a right-rear wheel blew on Newman's car with his Stewart-Haas teammate close behind. Both were forced to backup cars -- Stewart in the No. 14 he piloted to a third-place finish in Saturday's Budweiser Shootout and the defending 500 champion in Stewart's backup Shootout car -- and they will have to start in the back of the field for the start of Sunday's "Great American Race." Both drivers blamed Goodyear for supplying a right-rear tire not compatible for the car and conditions on the 2.5-mile track.