Tony Stewart playfully kicks Carl Edwards

FORT WORTH, Texas -- TMS president Eddie Gossage has played up the idea of Tony Stewart talking trash with Carl Edwards in regards to the Sprint Cup championship.

Gossage put lockers with boxing gloves in the media center and there's been a "bout" theme to many of the non-racing festivities.

Stewart decided to have a little fun, too. During the pre-race introductions, Stewart walked out and playfully kicked his leg at Edwards. Both laughed.

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