Furious Boris Said Crew Chief Confronts Tony Stewart After Race

Boris Said's crew chief Frank Stoddard was livid with Tony Stewart following the Sonoma race, stopping to scream at Stewart in the middle of a crowded garage and calling him a "fat fuck."

Said finished eighth and Stewart finished ninth, but Stoddard said Stewart intentionally ran into Said's No. 26 car following the race and caused significant damage.

"When the checkered flag was over, (Stewart) went up the hill and ran into the side of (Said), knocked the whole side off the car," a visibly upset Stoddard said. "He's a disrespectful jerk. The guy's got no respect. Never has, never will."

Stoddard said he has just five full-time employees working on his car and that the Latitude 43 Motorsports team's goal is to come to the track and try to compete cleanly without getting in anyone's way.

Stewart, the crew chief said, did not show the No. 26 team the same courtesy.

"When the checkered flag is out, he needs to show respect," Stoddard said. "And he does not even know how to spell the word. OK? He never has. He runs over people after he's had a bad day.

"Listen, if we raced him and we bumped or something like that, that's racing – not under the caution after the checkered flag, costing me $15,000 to fix it. It is unacceptable."

Stewart's crew chief Darian Grubb said there was an incident that precipitated the one after the checkered flag, which gave Stewart cause to retaliate.

"They can be (upset) if they want," Grubb said. "They're racing us one race – road-course ringers. (Said) came in and knocked Tony out of the way, so Tony got him the next lap. That's road-course racing.

"They don't race every week. They don't understand the game."

Said was "disappointed" in Stewart's actions, he said.

"At the end of the race, Tony Stewart just ran in and took the side of my car out after the checker," Said said. "He's one of my heroes, so that kind of upset me a little bit."

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