Heavy is the head that wears the crown. That's the old maxim, but 2011 NASCAR Sprint Cup champion Tony Stewart doesn't think it applies to Brad Keselowski, the driver who won the title last year.
Stewart is convinced that the championship won't be an onus to Keselowski.
"I think his demeanor is one that it's not going to bother him," Stewart said Thursday during NASCAR Media Day interviews at Daytona International Speedway. I don't think he's going to feel that pressure, that weight.
"Brad is pretty good about doing things on his own, having his own identity. I don't feel like that's going to be anything that weighs on him at all. I think he's a guy that's not going to look at the past as much as he's going to look at the future."