Saturday, February 14, 2015

Tony Stewart Black Flagged Early in Practice

Tony Stewart, driver of the #14 Bass Pro Shops/Mobil 1 Chevrolet, stands in the garage area during practice for the 57th Annual Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 14, 2015 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (February 13, 2015 - Source: Chris Graythen/Getty Images North America)
Tony Stewart's 2015 season got off to a rather ignominious beginning on Friday after NASCAR black-flagged the three-time Cup champion for failing to step on the scales ahead of Saturday's Sprint Unlimited.

According to ESPN.com, Stewart was required to be weighed so NASCAR officials would be able to determine whether the weight of his car met the standard measurements. After failing to do so, he went ahead and began his practice session anyway.

That resulted in NASCAR pulling him off the track and into the hauler for a short talk. After that, Stewart acquiesced. (Bleacher Report)