Stewart fined by his own sponsor

Home Depot, the sponsor of Tony Stewart's NASCAR Winston Cup car, has fined its star driver $50,000 and placed him on probation until the end of the season in response to the incident at Indianapolis where he threw punches at a photographer

Stewart fined by his own sponsor

NASCAR fined Stewart $10,000 on Tuesday, to which he responded: "I think what NASCAR fined me was not enough, given my past." His sponsor took him at his word.

"Tony Stewart's actions following the Brickyard 400 do not at all represent the values and beliefs of the over 290,000 associates who comprise the backbone and spirit of The Home Depot," said Hugh Miskel, director of sales promotion for The Home Depot. "We value our relationship with the media, fans and competitors of NASCAR, and the behavior displayed following the Brickyard 400 will not be tolerated from any member of our race team now or in the future."

The $50,000 will be donated to charity. This is the first time that a major sponsor has weighed in directly in disciplinary action against a driver.

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