Monthly Archives: June 2016

Tony Stewart Victorious at Sonoma

Code 3 Associates/Mobil 1 Chevrolet Driver Leads Final 22 Laps, Inches Closer to Chase Contention Date:                     June 26, 2016 Event:                    Save Mart 350k (Round 16 of 36) Series:                   NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Location:               Sonoma Raceway (1.99-mile road course) Start/Finish:         10th/1st (Running, completed 110 of 110 laps) Winner:                 Tony Stewart of Stewart-Haas Racing (Chevrolet) To the victor go the spoils. After winning Sunday’s Save Mart 350k at Sonoma (Calif.) Raceway, that adage is one Tony Stewart intends to fulfill to the tune of a berth in the 2016 Chase for [...]

Off Week Loose Lugnuts

(Photo credit: Amy K. Marbach) Well it’s an off week for the NASCAR races this week…but that doesn’t mean that there isn’t stuff pinging around my head like lugnuts during a green flag pit stop. 1. Last week we talked about Brad Keselowski’s comments about Jeff Gordon being in the booth. Afterwards Jeff Gordon interviewed Brad about his comments. You can see that interview here: While I still do not necessarily agree with some of the things Brad says (especially about what kind of comments someone with a “stake” in the game should be able to make in the booth) I think it’s interesting to hear what he had to say about the situation. 2. Speaking of Jeff Gordon- there is a [...]

Firekeepers 400 at Michigan

(photo source: Hedges/Getty Images North America) Started: 3rd Finished: 7th Points: 152 (35th in the standings, 45 points away from 30th and 8 points away from 34th). No matter where Tony starts in the grid I have always said that finishing better than what you started is a good day.  Tony may have finished 4 spots lower than where he started the race- but it’s really hard to call it a bad day when Tony Stewart and Team 14 had such a great weekend over all. This is the kind of weekend us Smoke fans have been wanting to see so I can only imagine the same is true for Tony and the team itself. (photo source: Markland/Getty Images [...]

FireKeepers Casino 400 Race Report

Date: June 12, 2016 Event: FireKeepers Casino 400 (Round 15 of 36) Series: NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Location: Michigan International Speedway (2-mile oval) Winner: Joey Logano of Team Penske (Ford) SHR Finish: Kevin Harvick (Started 29th, Finished 5th / Running, completed 200 of 200 laps) Tony Stewart (Started 3rd, Finished 7th / Running, completed 200 of 200 laps) Kurt Busch (Started 17th, Finished 10th / Running, completed 200 of 200 laps) Danica Patrick (Started 25th, Finished 21st / Running, completed 200 of 200 laps) SHR Points: Kevin Harvick (1st with 526 points, 30 ahead of second) Kurt Busch (2nd with 496 points, 30 out of first) Danica Patrick (25th with 265 points, 79 ahead of 31st) Tony Stewart (35th with 152 points, 45 outside [...]

Tony Stewart Seventh at Michigan

Rush Truck Centers/Mobil 1 Chevrolet Team Posts Best Performance of Season Date:  June 12, 2016 Event: FireKeepers Casino 400 (Round 15 of 36) Series: NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Location: Michigan International Speedway(2-mile oval) Start/Finish: 3rd/7th (Running, completed 200 of 200 laps) Winner: Joey Logano of Team Penske (Ford) Even though 2016 is his final NASCAR season, don’t think for a minute that Tony Stewart is doing anything but driving as hard as he ever has in his 18 years of full-time Sprint Cup racing, as evidenced in how he battled Sunday afternoon on the restarts at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn. The driver of the No. 14 Rush Truck Centers/Mobil 1 Chevrolet SS for Stewart-Haas Racing (SHR) used a fast car [...]

Father’s Day (or any day) Gift Giving Guide for the Tony Stewart Fan!

(photo source: Tony Stewart facebook page) It’s been a while since I pulled together one of my gift-giving guides.  I figured with Father’s day right around the corner I would through out some suggestions for the Tony Stewart loving father or husband in your life! So without further ado- here are some gift ideas for the Tony Stewart fan in your life: Texas fans can sign dad up for the 8th annual Smoke Show which takes place at Texas Motor Speedway on October 12th, 2016. What is the Smoke Show? It’s a fantasy stock car camp where participants will be given the opportunity to walk in the shoes of a NASCAR driver during a typical race day, drive competitive laps [...]

Donny Schatz Wins at Lincoln Park Speedway

Photo Credit:  Travis Branch Congratulations to Donny Schatz who scored his eighth World of Outlaws (WoO) Craftsman Sprint Car Series victory of 2016 at Lincoln Park Speedway (LPS) in Putnamville, Ind., on Wednesday, June 8. Schatz’s win at LPS was his eighth of the 2016 season. The victory marked Schatz’s 212 career WoO win. The WoO Series had not competed at the facility since 1988, and the June 8 event was Schatz’s first career appearance at the facility. Schatz has overcome a 130 point deficit to gain the lead in the WoO Series point standings.

Loose Lugnuts: Pre-Michigan

(photo source: Tony Stewart Official Store Facebook Page) Since the race was on Monday- there seem to be fewer lugnuts pinging around my brain than normal- but here are the few that are pinging around. One gets a little soapboxy…so sorry about that.  Let’s get to them shall we? 1. First and foremost on my mind is Brad Keselowski and his comments about Jeff Gordon in the booth.  According to Sports Nation this is what Brad said: “They need to get some people that aren’t inbred to the sport and own teams and have internal knowledge, because that is pretty crappy. It is what it is,” Keselowski added, via ESPN. “It’s not that I don’t like Jeff Gordon in the booth, it’s just [...]

Axalta 400: Four Points

(photo source: Warshaw/Getty Images North America) Started: 6th Finished: 34th Points: 118 points (currently 36th in the points 71 points behind 30th place currently held by David Ragan and only 1 point behind 35th place Cole Whitt) *** (this is by my math- and not official) ***. Because the Axalta 400 got postponed until Monday I couldn’t watch it because of work.  I tried to figure out how to watch on FoxSportsGo but I couldn’t get my directv login to work despite it working for other things. So I listened to MRN using SiriuxXM, listened to Tony’s radio on my NASCAR ap and watched twitter like a hawk.  So that’s how I “watched” the race at Pocono.  It’s funny [...]

Schatz Races Forward in Ohio, Michigan

Bad Boy Off Road/Chevrolet Performance Team Picks Up Pair of Top-Four Finishes Dates: Friday, June 3, 2016 Sunday, June 5, 2016 Series: World of Outlaws (WoO) Craftsman Sprint Car Series Locations: Friday – Fremont (Ohio) Speedway Sunday – I-96 Speedway in Lake Odessa, Michigan Winners: Friday – Chad Kemenah of Hunter Racing Sunday – David Gravel of CJB Motorsports TSR Results: Friday - Started 5th, Finished 2nd/Running, completed 40 of 40 laps Monday – Started 10th, Finished 4th/Running, completed 17 of 17 laps TSR Points: Donny Schatz – (2nd with 4,254 points, 13 behind leader Brad Sweet) Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing (TSR) driver Donny Schatz battled his way to a pair of top-four finishes this weekend as the World of [...]