As a native Midwesterner more comfortable in jeans and a T-shirt, there is little Tony Stewart has in common with Wall Street shark Gordon Gekko, the fictional character made famous by actor Michael Douglas in the 1987 film Wall Street.
However, there is one aspect of Gekko’s persona that resonates with Stewart, driver of the No. 14 Office Depot/Mobil 1 Chevrolet for Stewart-Haas Racing, coming into the Federated Auto Parts 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race Saturday night at Richmond (Va.) International Raceway.
Gekko believed that greed was good, that it “clarifies, cuts through, and captures the essence of the evolutionary spirit” and that it “marked the upward surge of mankind.”
With three Sprint Cup wins already this season, Stewart will make the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup for the eighth time in his career no matter how he finishes at Richmond. But, a victory Saturday night would give him four wins, placing him in a tie with Denny Hamlin for the No. 1 seed when the ...