Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Stewart, Boeheim win shooting contest
SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- NASCAR driver Tony Stewart has something in common with Syracuse basketball coach Jim Boeheim -- they can both shoot hoops.
In an appearance Wednesday at the Carmelo K. Anthony basketball center at Syracuse University, Stewart, who was born and raised in Indiana, chatted with Boeheim about former Indiana coach Bob Knight and auto racing, then teamed with Boeheim to win a shooting contest.
Boeheim said he thought he was going to have to give Stewart a shooting lesson, but "he's got good form. He's a lot better at this than I would be driving a race car. I'd be in the wall on the first turn."
Boeheim, who admitted he'd driven over 100 mph a few times more than a decade ago, is the grand marshal for the Nationwide Series race at Watkins Glen International on Aug. 7.