Stewart ‘Humbled’ By Receiving Media Award
Tony Stewart was named winner of the Myers Brothers Award for 2013. (RacinToday/HHP file photo by Rusty Jarrett)
Tony Stewart’s reaction to being named recipient of the 2013 NMPA Myers Brothers Award was emotional and heartfelt.
“This is crazy,” said Stewart, a three-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion. “What an honor. It’s very humbling.”
Stewart was cited by the National Motor Sports Press Association (NMPA) during Thursday’s annual NASCAR NMPA Myers Brothers Awards Luncheon at Wynn Las Vegas, part of Champions Week, for a variety of reasons – as a fierce competitor, championship team-owner and racetrack promoter.
“But he’s also helped others on many occasions, quietly and without recognition,” said Kenny Bruce, NMPA president. “The stories of our winner’s big heart have gotten around; much to his dismay, I’m sure. Trust me, they’re endless.”
The NMPA Myers Brothers Award is presented in the names of pioneer NASCAR competitors Billy and Bobby Myers. Past recipients are a Who’s-Who of the industry _ drivers, owners, track operators, sponsors and members of the media – and include nearly every current member of the NASCAR Hall of Fame.
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