Tony at the Track

Tony is Comfortable in Retirement

TULSA, Okla. -- Tony Stewart opted for a vehicle that he could rev up to a whopping 2 mph during the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals race week. Rarely does Stewart have to go slow to earn a paycheck. But there he was working into the wee hours of the morning, plodding along tilling the surface to prepare the track throughout the week. He didn't race because he got the call from the race organizer Emmett Hahn that Hahn needed Stewart's track-prep acumen, a job Stewart has performed the past four years at the Tulsa River Spirit Expo Center. As he toiled away at about 12:30 a.m. Saturday, well after all the races had ended Friday night, [...]

Tony Stewart 22nd in Homestead Finale

Three-Time Champion Calls it A Career After 49 Victories, 618 Races Date: Nov. 20, 2016 Event: NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Season Finale (Round 36 of 36) Series: NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Location: Homestead-Miami Speedway (1.5-mile oval) Start/Finish: 11th/22nd (Running, completed 266 of 268 laps) Point Standing: 15th with 2,211 points Winner: Jimmie Johnson of Hendrick Motorsports in overtime (Chevrolet) Champion: Jimmie Johnson of Hendrick Motorsports (Chevrolet) The curtain came down to loud applause early Sunday evening at Homestead-Miami Speedway when Tony Stewart walked off the NASCAR stage for the final time as a Sprint Cup Series driver, ending a career that included three championships and 49 victories. Stewart drove his No. 14 Always a Racer/Mobil 1 Chevrolet for Stewart-Haas Racing (SHR) [...]

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 [...]

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) [...]

Tony Stewart 13th at Dover

Nature’s Bakery/Mobil 1 Driver Eliminated From Chase Contention Date: Oct. 2, 2016 Event: Citizen Soldier 400 (Round 29 of 36) Series: NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Location: Dover (Del.) International Speedway (1-mile oval) Start/Finish: 15th/13th (Running, completed 399 of 400 laps) Point Standing: 13th(2,074 points; 11 points out of top-12 in Round of 16) Winner: Martin Truex Jr.of Racing Furniture Row Racing (Toyota) No. 14 Nature’s Bakery/Mobil 1 Chevrolet driver Tony Stewart finished 13th in Sunday’s Citizen Soldier 400 at Dover (Del.) International Speedway, but the strong run wasn’t enough to keep the three-time champion in contention for NASCAR’s 2016 Chase for the Sprint Cup. “We gave it 110 percent today,” said Stewart, who told the team on the radio that missing the Chase shouldn’t change the way it [...]

Nature’s Bakery/Mobil 1 Driver’s Championship Bid on the Line at Dover

KANNAPOLIS, North Carolina (Sept. 28, 2016) – It’s not going to be easy, but the task is pretty simple. If Tony Stewart wants to keep his hopes for a fourth career Sprint Cup title in his final year of NASCAR competition alive, he’ll need to walk out of Dover (Del.) International Speedway late Sunday afternoon with the trophy, or land in the top 12 among the 16 drivers in NASCAR’s 2016 Chase for the Sprint Cup playoffs. Stewart arrives in Delaware 15th, just 11 points out of 12th, after two of the three first-round races that will ultimately eliminate a quarter of the Chase field. Nobody knows the situation or the urgency any better than Stewart, who’ll be gunning for a strong run [...]

Tony Stewart 33rd in Final Richmond Race

No. 14 Code 3 Associates/Mobil 1 Driver Ready For The Chase Date: Sept. 10, 2016 Event: Federated Auto Parts 400 (Round 26 of 36) Series: NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Location: Richmond International Raceway (.75-mile oval) Start/Finish: 14th/33rd (Running, completed 363 of 407 laps) Point Standing: 12th seed in Chase (2,003 points, nine out of first) Winner: Denny Hamlin of Joe Gibbs Racing (Toyota) in overtime No. 14 Code 3 Associates/Mobil 1 Chevrolet driver Tony Stewart closed out the 26-race NASCAR Sprint Cup regular season Saturday night with a 33rd-place finish at Richmond International Raceway, but he sits 12th among the 16 drivers who qualified for NASCAR’s 2016 Chase for the Sprint Cup that begins next weekend at Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, Illinois. Saturday night proved a tough Richmond farewell [...]

Tony Stewart 21st at Michigan

Mobil 1 Team Needed Caution To Aid Bid for Free Pass in Second Half of Race Date: Aug. 28, 2016 Event: Pure Michigan 400 (Round 24 of 36) Series: NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Location: Michigan International Speedway (2-mile oval) Start/Finish: 15th/21st (Running, completed 198 of 200 laps) Point Standing: 26th (420 points, 93 ahead of 31st) Winner: Kyle Larson of Chip Ganassi Racing (Chevrolet) No. 14 Mobil 1 Chevrolet driver Tony Stewart finished 21st in Sunday’s Pure Michigan 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Race at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn. The race marked the 34th and final Michigan Sprint Cup start for Stewart, who is retiring from NASCAR competition at the end of the 2016 season. After finishing seventh at Michigan in June, the three-time champion hoped for [...]

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 [...]