Originally posted on From the Marbles  |  Last updated 10/26/11
Jeff Gordon, Tony Stewart feels your pain. Stewart said at a fan question and answer session on Tuesday at the NASCAR Hall of Fame that Paul Menard was instructed not to push him to the win after the final restart of Sunday's race at Talladega. From SB Nation: "Somebody heard (Menard) change to a different channel and heard that conversation in the trailer on a scanner," Stewart said. "So it was really disappointing to hear something like that from an organization like (RCR)." During the post-race press conference, Richard Childress said that he instructed Menard to push Stewart and try to win the race over the final two laps. Stewart and Menard had found themselves as drafting partners when each lost a teammate to a crash. Stewart was pushing Ryan Newman when Newman spun into the grass and damaged his splitter and Menard narrowly escaped the crash that took out Kevin Harvick when he was pushing Harvick. But what makes Stewart/Menard situation even more interesting is the fact tha...
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