Stewart Slams Brickyard Rename

NASCAR Nextel Cup frontrunner Tony Stewart has slammed the series' decision to rename the Brickyard 400

Stewart Slams Brickyard Rename

The event has run without a title sponsor since the race was first ran as the Brickyard 400 in 1994. However, the event has rapidly become one of the showpiece events of the sport's 38 race schedule and this year will be called the Allstate 400 at the Brickyard after a deal with the insurance firm.

"I'm furious about it," Stewart said. "It would be like saying the McDonald's 500 for the Daytona 500 this year. I don't understand what they were thinking there.

"I mean, there's one thing in breaking some traditions, but to commercialise everything? I think they could have done it different. I think they could have said, The Brickyard 400 presented by whoever it is.

"We don't make the rules. I guess it's not our pockets that we're worried about filling. They're going to do what they're going to do from that standpoint. I'm very disappointed by it."

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