Stewart, Newman leave NASCAR meeting on good terms

JOLIET, Ill. (AP) Tony Stewart and Ryan Newman have left a NASCAR-mandated meeting insisting their dustup last weekend is behind them and no apologies are needed.

The former teammates laughed and joked while addressing reporters together Friday outside the NASCAR hauler at Chicagoland Speedway. They met for about 35 minutes with NASCAR executives after Stewart wrecked Newman late in last Saturday's race at Richmond.

The accident ended Newman's faint hopes of reaching the Sprint Cup playoffs. He blistered Stewart after the race, calling him ''bipolar'' and bringing up the 2014 incident in which Stewart fatally struck a sprint car driver.

Newman says he doesn't have any regrets for what he said, and Stewart declined to say whether he wished he had raced Newman differently.

Stewart said: ''As far as we're concerned, it's over.''