Pocono ambassador?

Tony Stewart sits in the #14 Office Depot Back to School Chevrolet before the start of practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Pennsylvania 400 at Pocono Raceway on August 3, 2012 in Long Pond, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)
Tony Stewart sits in the #14 Office Depot Back to School Chevrolet before the start of practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Pennsylvania 400 at Pocono Raceway on August 3, 2012 in Long Pond, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

LONG POND, Pa. — If the Pocono Mountains region decides to hire a new spokesperson, one thing is certain — it won’t be Tony Stewart.

During his media availability on Friday, Stewart shut down a reporter who asked the reigning Cup champion what he liked and disliked most about coming to Pocono.

“The thing I look forward to the most is getting on the helicopter to leave,” Stewart said. “The thing I look forward to the least is getting off the plane when I get here.”

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