Why Tony Stewart Was Replaced as Grand Marshal of NASCAR Cup Race at Homestead

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According to a tweet from The Athletic's Jeff Gluck, co-owner of Stewart-Haas Racing and three-time NASCAR Cup Series Champion, Tony Stewart was originally scheduled to be in command of the fire department for Sunday's Cup Series race at Homestead-Miami Speedway give .
However, it was announced on Friday that country singer Kip Moore would do it instead. So what's up with that?
Stewart has recently made headlines criticizing NASCAR after recently receiving penalties from his team. On October 2, SHR's Kevin Harvick was fined $100,000 for failing the post-race inspection at Talladega. Then, a week later, the team's driver and crew chief were fined for attempting to rig the outcome of Charlotte Roval's race to help teammate Chase Briscoe advance to the playoffs.
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In a recent interview with the Associated Press, Stewart expressed his displeasure with NASCAR, saying, "I'm so mad at NASCAR right now. I don't talk about it... If it weren't for the fact that I have appearances, I wouldn't be at another NASCAR race for the rest of the year. Wouldn't waste my time.”
After the penalties were announced, the three-time Cup Series champion even tweeted that he was looking for other ways to pass his time and was looking for a hobby that was "not Southeastern" and that was "low drama and preferably relaxation." " is.
While some on social media are having a big day with NASCAR vs. Tony Stewart feud rumors spiraling out of control, Stewart's public relations said the change in grand marshal plans was due to Stewart's inability to play 10 Stuffing pounds of potatoes into a five-pound sack a busy weekend.
According to a Stewart-Haas Racing spokesman reached by Autoweek on Monday, “It was just a scheduling issue that we needed to address. Tony voluntarily stepped down from the position of Grand Marshal to allow him time to engage with associated partners Stewart-Haas Racing who were on site at Homestead."

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