Monthly Archives: July 2016

23rd Annual Brickyard 400 Race Report

Date:  July 24, 2016 Event:  23rd annual Brickyard 400 (Round 20 of 36) Series:  NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Location:  Indianapolis Motor Speedway (2.5-mile oval) Winner:  Kyle Busch of Joe Gibbs Racing in a green-white-checkered finish (Toyota) SHR Finish: Kevin Harvick (Started 7th, Finished 6th / Running, completed 170 of 170 laps) Tony Stewart (Started 3rd, Finished 11th / Running, completed 170 of 170 laps) Kurt Busch (Started 11th, Finished 16th / Running, completed 170 of 170 laps) Danica Patrick (Started 24th, Finished 22nd / Running, completed 169 of 170 laps) SHR Points: Kevin Harvick (1st with 671 points, 24 ahead of second) Kurt Busch (3rd with 627 points, 44 out of first) Danica Patrick (24th with 373 points, 136 [...]

23rd Annual Brickyard 400 Race Report 2016-12-23T19:20:12+00:00

New Hampshire 301: Smoke Is Rising (in the points)

(Photo Source: Tony Stewart Official Store Facebook/HHP/Andrew Coppley) Started: 12th Finished: 2nd Points: 287 (28th in the standings, 6 points away from 27th and 67 points away from 31th). While watching the race in New Hampshire I had only one thing on my mind: points. I wanted nothing more than a decent points day- where we pulled away a bit on 31th (we were 30th in the points at the start of the race). Despite NASCAR’s current points system and the “win and you’re in” mentality that is promoted with it- that is not always the case- especially when it comes to Tony Stewart.  He has his win but Tony has to stay in the top 30 in points and considering [...]

New Hampshire 301: Smoke Is Rising (in the points) 2016-12-23T19:20:12+00:00

Here are some Pre-New Hampshire Lugnuts

(photo source: Tony Stewart Facebook) It’s been a horrendously busy time for me at work lately and I think the tech gods are mad at me because it seems like this week in particular is trying to kill me.  However- just because I am busy at work doesn’t mean I don’t have few things ping around my brain like lugnuts during a green flag pit stop: 1. Planning to be at the Aspen Dental Dirt Derby (previously known as the MudSummer Classic) at Eldora Speedway in Ohio next week to watch the CWTS on dirt? Looking to do some good and kill some time before the feature?  Join the Tony Stewart Foundation’s Guinness Book Of World Records attempt at the [...]

Here are some Pre-New Hampshire Lugnuts 2016-12-23T19:20:12+00:00

Victory Recap: Schatz Scores 14th Win of 2016

Donny Schatz and the No. 15 Bad Boy Off Road/Chevrolet Performance/Curb team scored their 14th World of Outlaws (WoO) Craftsman Sprint Car Series victory of 2016 by winning the Brad Doty Classic at Attica (Ohio) Raceway Park on Tuesday, July 12, to kick-off the ‘Month of Money.’ Schatz’s win at Cedar Lake Speedway was his 14th of the 2016 season. The victory marked Schatz’s 218thcareer WoO win and his third career triumph at Attica Raceway Park. Schatz and the No. 15 team continue to lead the WoO Craftsman Sprint Car Series championship standings. The event kicked off the official start to the ‘Month of Money’ for the WoO Craftsman Sprint Car Series. Schatz and the WoO Sprint Car [...]

Victory Recap: Schatz Scores 14th Win of 2016 2016-12-23T19:20:13+00:00

600th start Quaker State 400 in Kentucky

(photo source: Tony Stewart Facebook Page) Started: 22nd Finished: 5th Points: 248 (30th in the standings, 15 points away from 29th and 31 points away from 31th). I think they need to rename Kentucky Speedway Kautiontucky Speedway. Okay, I admit I can’t take total credit for that- Misty thought of something similar towards the end of the race and posted it on her Facebook. It made me chuckle. Considering that the surface was new at Kentucky , there had been a lot of rain, limited practice, and that the tire compounds were hard- the amount of cautions probably couldn’t be prevented. (Photo source: Tony Stewart Official Store Facebook) Because of rain qualifying for the Quaker State 400 had [...]

600th start Quaker State 400 in Kentucky 2016-07-12T15:41:12+00:00

Kentucky 400 Race Report

Date: July 9, 2016 Event: Kentucky 400 (Round 18 of 36) Series: NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Location: Kentucky Speedway in Sparta (1.5-mile oval) Winner: Brad Keselowski of Team Penske (Ford) SHR Finish: Kurt Busch (Started 3rd, Finished 4th / Running, completed 267 of 267 laps) Tony Stewart (Started 22nd, Finished 5th / Running, completed 267 of 267 laps) Kevin Harvick (Started 1st, Finished 9th / Running, completed 267 of 267 laps) Danica Patrick (Started 27th, Finished 17th / Running, completed 266 of 267 laps) SHR Points: Kevin Harvick (1st with 599 points, four ahead of second) Kurt Busch (3rd with 583 points, 16 out of first) Danica Patrick (24th with 327 points, 110 ahead of 31st) Tony Stewart (30th with 248 points, 31 ahead [...]

Kentucky 400 Race Report 2016-12-23T19:20:13+00:00

Tony Stewart Fifth At Kentucky

Rush Truck Centers/Mobil 1 Chevrolet Driver Makes 600th Sprint Cup Start Date: July 9, 2016 Event: Kentucky 400 (Round 18 of 36) Series: NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Location: Kentucky Speedway in Sparta (1.5-mile oval) Start/Finish: 22nd/5th (Running, completed 267/267 laps) Winner: Brad Keselowski of Team Penske (Ford) Tony Stewart could not have said goodbye to Kentucky Speedway in Sparta in a much better way than he did Saturday night when he drove the No. 14 Rush Truck Centers/Mobil 1 Chevrolet to a fifth-place finish in the Kentucky 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup race. In his final year as a NASCAR driver and on the night he made his 600th career Cup start, the No. 14 Stewart-Haas Racing (SHR) team asked the three-time champion to [...]

Tony Stewart Fifth At Kentucky 2016-12-23T19:20:13+00:00

Victory Recap: Schatz Scores No. 13

Photo Credit: Ken Simon Donny Schatz and the No. 15 Bad Boy Off Road/Chevrolet Performance/Curb team scored their 13th World of Outlaws (WoO) Craftsman Sprint Car Series victory of 2016 at Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wis., on Saturday, July 9. Schatz’s win at Cedar Lake Speedway was his 13th of the 2016 season. (Series high.) The victory marked Schatz’s 217career WoO win. Schatz and the No. 15 team continue to lead the WoO Craftsman Sprint Car Series championship standings. (New totals TBD.)

Victory Recap: Schatz Scores No. 13 2016-12-23T19:20:13+00:00

Loose Lugnuts: Pre Quaker State 400 edition

(Photo source: Zimbio.com/Blaine Ohigashi/Getty Images North America) It’s been awhile since I have done a Loose Lugnuts and boy have I missed it. Some of this might be old news to you all and if it is I am sorry but I just wanted to make sure I shared it with you before it left my brain bucket completely.  So without further ado here is what has been rolling around in my brain like lugnuts during a green flag pitstop this week: 1. I don’t know about you all but this #Smoke fan is still excited about his really awesome Sonoma win.  I so freaking excited to see Tony win at Sonoma I forgot how to work my camera!!  It [...]

Loose Lugnuts: Pre Quaker State 400 edition 2016-12-23T19:20:13+00:00

Coke Zero 400 Powered by Coca-Cola Race Report

Date: July 2, 2016 Event: Coke Zero 400 Powered by Coca-Cola (Round 17 of 36) Series: NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Location: Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway (2.5-mile oval) Winner: Brad Keselowski of Team Penske in overtime (Ford) SHR Finish: Kurt Busch (Started 10th, Finished 23rd / Running, completed 161 of 161 laps) Tony Stewart (Started 19th, Finished 26th / Accident, completed 148 of 161 laps) Danica Patrick (Started 22nd, Finished 27th / Running, completed 130 of 161 laps) Kevin Harvick (Started 21st, Finished 39th / Accident, completed 89 of 161 laps) SHR Points: Kevin Harvick (1st with 565 points, 14 ahead of second) Kurt Busch (3rd with 545 points, 20 out of first) Danica Patrick (26th with 302 points, 93 inside the top-30) Tony Stewart [...]

Coke Zero 400 Powered by Coca-Cola Race Report 2016-12-23T19:20:13+00:00