In what was supposed to be a nice diversion to his owner/driver duties with Stewart-Haas Racing, two-time Cup champion Tony Stewart instead got involved in a fight at Sydney Speedway and was subsequently questioned by Australian police.
Stewart was competing in a Sprint car race Saturday night at a dirt track at Wentworth St. in Granville, the final race in his schedule before returning to the United States. Australian media reported the fight was an off-track incident that allegedly was over the conditions of track and it is still under investigation. Stewart was arrested at the scene and was taken to Parramatta Police Station after allegedly struck hitting track co-owner Brett Morris in the face with his helmet. Stewart was later released by police without charge, pending further investigation.
This is the second consecutive year Stewart has traveled to Australia to compete during the NASCAR offseason. On the positive side remains the race win by Donny Schatz, who competes for the Stewart-owned Tony Stewart Racing organization, in the event before things turned rough.