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Tony Stewart Talks About His Racing Plans for 2017

foxsports Sep 28, 2016 at 5:00p ET Three-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Tony Stewart said Wednesday that he will compete in “40 to 50” races next year, most on dirt and at least some driving for other car owners. Stewart said he gave the 40 to 50 race schedule to Jimmy Carr, who serves as the crew chief for Stewart’s sprint car program. Stewart said Carr pinned him down so he could figure how much equipment he’d need next year. “It may be more than we’re going to do,” Stewart said of his tentative 2017 schedule. “But if we don’t have enough stuff, it will be hard to do what we want to do. If we do too much [...]

Sick Dogs Could Be Key to Unlocking Mysteries of Immunotherapy

People and dogs share some cancer-causing genetic mutations. Now the government is funding an effort to learn from that. Novel cancer drugs that harness an individual’s own immune system to fight cancer are showing incredible promise in some patients, but researchers don’t fully understand why these immunotherapies work for some people and not others. Scientists at the National Institutes of Health say they need animal models that imitate the human immune system to study the effects of these drugs. This week an advisory committee at the National Cancer Institute at NIH said it will start a new program in 2017 to study experimental immunotherapies in dogs with cancer. The National Cancer Institute has been performing clinical trials in dogs since [...]

AAA 500 in Texas- where everything is truly bigger…including the Bobbleheads

(photo source: C. Tilton/Getty Images North America) Start: 23rd Finish: 31st, 5 laps down Points: 2166 (14th in points) Ahh you have heard the saying everything is bigger in Texas right? Well that is also true of the NASCAR race- because was was suppose to be an afternoon race stretched into a HUGE rain delay…and then a rain shortened race.  When it started to rain right after the drivers got in and all buckled up there was a lengthy (six hour) rain delay. Way to stick it out Texas race fans by the way. Rain delay coverage was the usual…I don’t know if they talked about it during the coverage- because I actually left the house for a bit when it was [...]

Donny Schatz Continues WoO Dynasty

TSR Driver Races Bad Boy Off Road/Chevrolet Performance Sprint CarTo Eighth World of Outlaws Championship To Cap His 20th SeasonINDIANAPOLIS (Nov. 1, 2016) – It was only fitting that Tony Stewart-Curb Agajanian Racing’s (TSR) Donny Schatz was the last one standing during the 2016 World of Outlaws (WoO) Craftsman Sprint Car Series “Night of Champions” banquet Sunday evening. One night after racing to his 25th WoO victory of the season, he received his eighth series championship trophy following remarks from those who witnessed up close his historic 20th consecutive season of competition with “The Greatest Show on Dirt”.“I appreciate everyone’s kind words,” Schatz said. “It’s very overwhelming. Twenty times I’ve stood on this stage as a World of Outlaw. I would never have guessed that [...]

Feeling Stressed? Try a Therapy Dog

There are lots of reasons you might be stressed out this time of year: the holidays, post-election angst, and for students, soon it will be finals. One Utah group is trying to relieve some of that stress. And to do it, they're using dogs. At the school of social work on the University of Utah campus, streams of students are passing through the lobby. Three of them stop when they see a big, curly haired puppy with a jingle bell collar. "This is Harper. She’s a year and a half golden doodle," says Jeannine Thalman. Thalman is Harper’s owner and a dog handler with Therapy Animals of Utah. They’re on campus this week to try to help lower the stress [...]

Goody’s 500 at Martinsville

(photo source: Zelevansky/Getty Images North America) Start: 6th Finish: 26th, 4 laps down Points: 2156 (14th in points) Tony’s weekend started out with awesome practices and a solid qualifying effort but unfortunately it didn’t end up so swell. After the first caution when a majority of the field pitted and Tony’s team did not he ended up falling back in the field to fresher tires.  The car sustained damage when Ryan Blaney came across the nose of Tony’s car as well. Between battling a car that wouldn’t turn and the loss of track position he was unable to make up any ground and eventually ended up loosing laps to the leader and finishing 26th. Tony was discouraged. The team was discouraged. The [...]

The Talladega Chase Race and Why Certain Drivers/Teams Stay In the Back

(photo source: Smith/Getty Images North America) Start: 21st Finish: 32nd Points: 2141 (14th in points) For Talladega- the race on Sunday was fairly uneventful and that was a good thing.  The big one never came- just a few medium to small sized incidents that did little damage- unlike the big melee during the truck race the day before with 34 laps to go. (Source: Tony Stewart Official Store Facebook) Tony dropped to the back of the pack after the drop of the green flag and stayed there for the entire race. When – by chance of caution he was in packs of cars he again would drop back until he was in a smaller group of people whom he trusted.  The plan [...]

Sunday’s Talladega Race Marks 70th, Final Superspeedway Restrictor-Plate Start

KANNAPOLIS, North Carolina (Oct. 18, 2016) – Tony Stewart might not be the biggest fan of restrictor-plate racing in NASCAR, but there are few drivers like Stewart who can say they’ve led almost 1,000 laps or logged more than 30,000 miles in their careers on the 200-mph, high-banked tracks at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway and Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway. In Sunday’s Alabama 500 at the 2.66-mile Talladega track, the three-time champion will drive the No. 14 Rush Truck Centers/Mobil 1 Delvac Chevrolet in the 70th and final superspeedway restrictor-plate start of his 18-year NASCAR Sprint Cup Series career. Out of championship contention with only five races left in his final season Stewart and his No. 14 Stewart-Haas Racing (SHR) crew will hold [...]

Stewart 16th in Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas

Code 3 Associates/Mobil 1 Driver Enjoys Good Day as Competitor and Team Owner Date: Oct. 16, 2016 Event: Hollywood Casino 400 (Round 31 of 36) Series: NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Location: Kansas Speedway in Kansas City (1.5-mile oval) Start/Finish: 14th/16th (Running, completed 267 of 267 laps) Point Standing: 13th with 2,131points Winner: Kevin Harvick of Stewart-Haas Racing (Chevrolet)  Tony Stewart didn’t earn his 50th career NASCAR Sprint Cup Series victory Sunday in the Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, but he still walked away from the 1.5-mile oval victorious. In his traditional role as driver, Stewart piloted his No. 14 Code 3 Associates/Mobil 1 Chevrolet to a 16th-place finish at Kansas. And in his dual role as co-owner of Stewart-Haas Racing (SHR) [...]

Hollywood Casino 400 Race Report

Date:  Oct. 16, 2016 Event:  Hollywood Casino 400 (Round 31 of 36) Series:  NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Location:  Kansas Speedway in Kansas City (1.5-mile oval) Winner:  Kevin Harvick of Stewart-Haas Racing (Chevrolet) SHR Finish: Kevin Harvick (Started 11th, Finished 1st / Running, completed 267 of 267 laps) Kurt Busch (Started 15th, Finished 13th / Running, completed 267 of 267 laps) Tony Stewart (Started 14th, Finished 16th / Running, completed 267 of 267 laps) Danica Patrick (Started 19th, Finished 18th / Running, completed 267 of 267 laps) SHR Points: Kevin Harvick (2nd with 1 win, Advances to Round of 8) Kurt Busch (6th with 3,062 points; 17 points ahead of 9th in Round of 12) Tony Stewart (13th with 2,131 points) [...]