In closing, I heard through the grapevine about many folks being unhappy with Stewart for not hanging around and signing autographs during the night and after the race. Personally, I don’t see why those folks were unhappy with him. It wasn’t advertised he was going to be there, there was no promise that he would sign autographs upon arriving. All it would have took was for him to sign one autograph and then it would be like the running of the bulls and the poor guy would have never pleased everyone. Why start something you can’t finish when inevitably there would have been folks getting mad anyway?
Rather than complain that he didn’t shake hands and kiss babies like a vote-hungry politician, why can’t folks just be appreciative that he took time out of his hectic schedule to show up at the local track and help put on a show?
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