Jekyll and ride

Sponsors expect drivers to reflect All-American values, but NASCAR fans want boys to be boys

Updated: August 13, 2012, 3:22 PM ET
By Ryan McGee | ESPN The Magazine

TONY STEWART looks at the picture and can't help but laugh. In the photo, he's walking in his white Home Depot firesuit, clearly in a hurry to get to wherever he's going. "Damn. That's pretty much the look I had on my face all the time back then, wasn't it?" Stewart says. "Just pissed off at everybody." He runs his fingers over his 1999 rookie trading card and glances up at an onlooking sports writer.

"I'm probably looking at you right there, thinking, If this guy ...

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