Tony Stewart is not a psychic and he cannot predict the future (at least that's what he claims). So if you ask the NASCAR driver to forecast racing results, you're doing so at your own risk.
Take the British reporter who asked Stewart on Friday if he had a prediction for who would win this season's Formula One championship.
"If I could do that, bud, I'd be sitting my ass on a leather chair in Las Vegas," Stewart said. "I wouldn't be sitting here in the media center in Chicago. I'd be making a lot more money sitting there getting free drinks from cocktail waitresses who are hot.
"So, no, I can't do that. I wish I had that ability. I wish I could do that with all forms of auto racing, but that's what makes this sport cool: It's hard to predict."
To that end, Stewart said he has no idea how NASCAR's Chase will be won this year. After all, he's won it both by winning five of the final 10 races (last year) and none of the final 10 races (2005). The three-time Sprint Cup champion compared solving the Chase to asking a gambler how many hands it would take to win the World Series of Poker – no one knows.
"I don't know how you could predict it," he said. "I don't know how you could honestly and accurately predict it. ... There is no formula, and there is no right or wrong answer.
"It all depends on what the 11 other guys you're racing with do each week. It's strictly dictated by that. There isn't a set formula, guys. There's no blueprint, there's no certain way of doing it. It's just who can put together the 10 best weeks."