Monthly Archives: February 2016

Ty Dillon 17th at Atlanta

Bass Pro Shops/Tracker Boats Chevrolet SS Battles Throughout 500-Mile Race Date: Feb. 28, 2016 Event: Folds of Honor 500 Series: NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Location: Atlanta Motor Speedway (1.54-mile oval) Start/Finish: 18th/17th (Running, completed 328 of 330 laps) Winner: Jimmie Johnson of Hendrick Motorsports in overtime (Chevrolet) Ty Dillon, driver of the No. 14 Bass Pro Shops/Tracker Boats Chevrolet SS for Stewart-Haas Racing (SHR), finished 17th in Sunday’s Folds of Honor 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Sunday’s solid performance capped an enjoyable birthday weekend for Dillon, who turned 24 on Saturday. “That was a tough race today,” Dillon said after making his ninth career Sprint Cup Series start on Sunday. “I hate that we got a little bit behind early. [...]

Ty Dillon 17th at Atlanta 2016-12-23T19:20:25+00:00

Schatz Scores a Pair of Top-Fives in Texas

TSR Bad Boy Buggies/Chevrolet Performance Team Climb to Fourth in World of Outlaw Standings Dates: Friday-Saturday, Feb. 26-27, 2016 Series: World of Outlaws (WoO) Craftsman Sprint Car Series Locations: Friday – Cotton Bowl Speedway in Paige, Texas Saturday – Royal Purple Raceway in Baytown, Texas Winners:  Friday – Brad Sweet of Kasey Kahne Racing Saturday – Daryn Pittman of Kasey Kahne Racing TSR Results: Friday - Started 13th, Finished 5th/Running, completed 30 of 30 laps Saturday - Started 3rd, Finished 2nd/Running, completed 40 of 40 laps TSR Points:  Donny Schatz – (4th with 628 points, 59 behind leader Sweet) Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing (TSR) driver Donny Schatz brought home a pair of top-five finishes during World of Outlaws (WoO) Craftsman® Sprint Car Series action last weekend in Texas. Schatz raced [...]

Schatz Scores a Pair of Top-Fives in Texas 2016-12-23T19:20:25+00:00

Folds of Honor 500 Race Report

Folds of Honor 500 Race Report Date: Feb. 28, 2016 Event: Folds of Honor 500 (Round 2 of 36) Series: NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Location: Atlanta Motor Speedway (1.54-mile oval) Winner: Jimmie Johnson of Hendrick Motorsports (Chevrolet) in overtime SHR Finish: Kurt Busch (Started 1st, Finished 4th / Running, completed 330 of 330 laps) Kevin Harvick (Started 6th, Finished 6th / Running, completed 330 of 330 laps) Ty Dillon (Started 18th, Finished 17th / Running, completed 328 of 330 laps) Danica Patrick (Started 25th, Finished 20th / Running, completed 328 of 330 laps) SHR Points: Kevin Harvick (3rd with 74 points, 4 out of first) Kurt Busch (7th with 69 points, 9 out of first) Danica Patrick (29th with 27 points, 51 out [...]

Folds of Honor 500 Race Report 2016-12-23T19:20:25+00:00

The 2016 Atlanta Folds of Honor 500

Photo Source: Ty Dillon Facebook Page Replacement Driver: Ty Dillon Started: 18th Finished: 17th I think I was more excited for the pre-race for this race than the actual race itself since it was announced that an interview of Tony Stewart by Jeff Gordon would be shown.  Let’s just say this was the first pre-race I have actually watched in over a year.   I came away with a couple of things after that interview. The first of which was WOW- Jeff Gordon is really good at not just the booth stuff but he is great in interviews- likely because drivers like Tony trust him because he’s been in the drivers seat. After watching the video I had to laugh that [...]

The 2016 Atlanta Folds of Honor 500 2016-12-23T19:20:25+00:00

Schatz Triumphs in Outlaws’ Opening Weekend

TSR Bad Boy Buggies/Chevrolet Performance Team Posts Solid Results in DIRTcar Nationals Dates:  Friday-Sunday, Feb. 12-14, 2016 Series:  World of Outlaws (WoO) Craftsman Sprint Car Series Location: Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Florida Winners: Friday - Brad Sweet of Kasey Kahne Racing Saturday – Donny Schatz of Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing                         Sunday - Sweet of Kasey Kahne Racing TSR Results: Friday - Started 17th, Finished 18th/Engine Failure, completed 21 of 30 laps Saturday - Started 5th, Finished 1st/Running, completed 30 of 30 laps Sunday - Started 12th, Finished 8th/Running, completed 30 of 30 laps TSR Points: Donny Schatz – (7th with 348 points, 49 behind leader Sweet) Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing (TSR) driver Donny Schatz opened his 20th season with the World of Outlaws (WoO) Craftsman® Sprint Car Series last weekend at [...]

Schatz Triumphs in Outlaws’ Opening Weekend 2016-12-23T19:20:25+00:00

Loose Lugnuts- Post-Daytona/Pre-Atlanta Edition

Ty Dillon doing media at Atlanta Motor Speedway (Photo source: Stewart-Haas Racing Twitter) I am hoping that late lugnuts are better than no lugnuts this week but between the Ford announcement and the day job and a puppy that demands my attention when I get home because she is currently going through a very mischievous stage right now I had to delay the lugnuts post!  Here is what has been pinging around my head this week like lugnuts in a pitbox during a green flag pitstop: 1. Biggest thing this week was the Stewart-Haas manufacturer switch announcement that seemed to take everyone by surprise which is interesting to me because usually when something happens there always seems to be rumblings [...]

Loose Lugnuts- Post-Daytona/Pre-Atlanta Edition 2016-12-23T19:20:25+00:00

Hashing out the Stewart-Haas Racing Manufacturer Switch

(Photo Source: Tony Stewart Facebook) If you are like me, you about fell out of the bed (down your stairs, off your toilet, or wherever you were) when you heard that SHR announced this morning they would be switching manufacturers and going with Ford starting in 2017. I know I nearly made poor Abbie pee herself as I sat there on the edge of my bed having just woken up, trying to find out if what I was reading was true or one of those weird internet rumors. (Fear not AbbieRoo held it like a champ til I could get it processed that I was reading truth and not fiction). I admit I was completely shocked and wondering [...]

Hashing out the Stewart-Haas Racing Manufacturer Switch 2016-12-23T19:20:25+00:00

Ty Dillon

Youngster Takes Reigns of Stewart’s No. 14 Chevrolet SS at Atlanta KANNAPOLIS, North Carolina (Feb. 24, 2015) – Ty Dillon will pilot the No. 14 Bass Pro Shops/Tracker Boats Chevrolet SS when it hits the pavement for this weekend’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Regular driver Tony Stewart’s off-season injury has shuffled the Stewart-Haas Racing (SHR) team’s driver lineup at the 1.54-mile ultra-fast track. Instead of the three-time series champion Stewart, the 23-year-old Dillon, one of the sport’s brightest young stars, will drive the No. 14 Chevrolet in just his ninth career Sprint Cup start. Dillon drove the No. 95 Chevrolet SS to a 25th-place finish for Circle Sport-Leavine Family Racing in Sunday’s 58th Daytona 500. [...]

Ty Dillon 2016-12-23T19:20:26+00:00

Stewart-Haas Racing Switches to Ford in 2017

Team Will Field Ford Fusions in NASCAR Sprint Cup Series KANNAPOLIS, N.C. (Feb. 24, 2016) – Stewart-Haas Racing, winners of two NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championships and 30 point-paying races, will campaign Ford Fusions beginning in 2017. The four-car team will compete with Ford engines prepared by Roush Yates Engines. “I am proud of our association with Chevrolet as they helped build our organization into the team it is today,” said Tony Stewart, co-owner, Stewart-Haas Racing. “This new partnership with Ford allows us to strengthen our position in the sport and ensure the long-term stability and success for everyone who is a part of Stewart-Haas Racing.” “Motorsports is an extremely challenging environment where in order to maintain success you have to [...]

Stewart-Haas Racing Switches to Ford in 2017 2016-12-23T19:20:26+00:00

Judy Seigworth

How long have you been a fan of Tony Stewart? Since 2004. Do you follow all types of racing or are you drawn more to NASCAR or dirt track, etc? I love anything that involves cars. All my life has been around cars either restoring antique cars or racing. If it had wheels we would work on it, run it, show it, race it and most importantly have fun. How did you learn about Tony's charitable foundation? I heard about Tony’s foundation from an ad about the Toy Drive and once I got to the website read all about the work the foundation does. Why did you decide to make charitable donations to his foundation? Giving started with my family. [...]

Judy Seigworth 2016-12-23T19:20:26+00:00