Ever since Bruton Smith made his remarks last week about how NASCAR should implement mandatory cautions, I've been thinking: Wonder what ol' Tony Stewart thinks about that idea?
Stewart, of course, is the one who sarcastically suggested Talladega should run Figure Eight races to spice things up. I thought he'd pan Smith's idea, to be honest.
So when he had the following response to the concept on Thursday, I was confused:
"I think the more that you interrupt and disrupt the race, I don't know... I don't know that I necessarily agree with that. Bruton has been a pretty successful promoter for a long time, so more times than not he's going to be right."
Wait a minute: Was Stewart being serious that Smith might be right? Or was he pulling the whole dry (and undetectable) sarcasm routine again?
I was so puzzled that I asked one of Stewart's public relations representatives to clarify. After getting further explanation from Stewart, the rep told me his driver was indeed being serious: He does believe Smith is a great promoter and is usually right.
So there you have it.