Monthly Archives: February 2017

59th Daytona 500 Race Recap

Date: Feb. 26, 2017 Event: 59th Daytona 500 (Round 1 of 36) Series: Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Location: Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway (2.5-mile oval) Format: 200 laps, broken into three stages (60 laps/60 laps/80 laps) Race Winner: Kurt Busch of Stewart-Haas Racing (Ford) Stage 1 Winner: Kyle Busch of Joe Gibbs Racing (Toyota) Stage 2 Winner: Kevin Harvick of Stewart-Haas Racing (Ford) SHR Race Finish: Kurt Busch (Finished 1st / Running, completed 200 of 200 laps) Kevin Harvick (Finished 22nd / Running, completed 197 of 200 laps) Clint Bowyer (Finished 32nd / Accident, completed 128 of 200 laps) Danica Patrick (Finished 33rd / Accident, completed 128 of 200 laps) SHR Points: Kurt Busch (1st with 56 points, 12 ahead of second) Kevin Harvick (4th with 42 [...]

Clint Bowyer

New Team, New Manufacturer, Same Desire To Win Daytona 500 KANNAPOLIS, North Carolina (Feb.15, 2017) – Let us re-introduce you to Clint Bowyer. You might remember him. He finished second in the 2012 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series championship and third in the 2007 title chase. He has eight NASCAR Cup Series victories and won the 2008 NASCAR Xfinity Series title after leaving his hometown of Emporia, Kansas for racing glory in 2004. He’s NASCAR’s everyman, whose collar is as blue as his Kansas City Royals hat and his smile as wide as a wheat field. He’s been quiet the last two seasons, but that only proves how much of a team sport NASCAR is these days. Midway through [...]

Rush Truck Centers Joins Stewart’s ‘Return to Dirt’

Largest Network of Commercial Vehicle Dealerships Brand Will Circle Dirt Tracks With “Smoke” in 2017 INDIANAPOLIS - (Feb. 7, 2017) - Rush Enterprises, which operates the largest network of commercial vehicle dealerships in North America, announced today a continuation of its relationship with motorsports icon Tony Stewart by sponsoring his Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing (TSR) team. The company’s Rush Truck Centers brand will serve as co-primary sponsor on the TSR No. 14 Rush Truck Centers/Arctic Cat J&J that Stewart will compete with in more than 50 dirt races in 2017. “Rush Truck Centers is extremely proud to continue our relationship with Tony Stewart in this next chapter of his career,” said Rusty Rush, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President, Rush [...]

Donny Schatz To Carry Arctic Cat Colors in 2017

Leading Powersports Manufacturer Aligns with Tony Stewart Racing And Eight-Time World of Outlaws Champion INDIANAPOLIS (Feb. 2, 2017) – For the past 20 years, Donny Schatz has attacked the terrain of dirt tracks all across the United States in his quest to become the best Sprint car racer in the world. The driver for Tony Stewart-Curb/Agajanian Racing (TSR) is coming off his eighth World of Outlaws (WoO) Craftsman Sprint Car Series championship and is looking to continue raising the bar this season in grassroots racing’s most challenging series with a new partner that shares his passion for reaching greatness and possesses a mindset without limits. Arctic Cat, a world leader in designing, engineering and manufacturing all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), snowmobiles [...]