Tony at the Track

Tony Stewart/Ty Dillon Sixth at Talladega

Stewart Started Race, Turned Bass Pro Shops/Tracker Boats Chevrolet Over to Dillon Date: May 1, 2016 Event:  GEICO 500 (Round 10 of 36) Series: NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Location: Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway (2.66-mile oval) Start/Finish: 14th/6th (Running, 188/188 laps) Winner: Brad Keselowski of Team Penske (Ford) The driver tandem of Tony Stewart and Ty Dillon drove the No. 14 Bass Pro Shops/Tracker Boats Chevrolet SS of Stewart-Haas Racing (SHR) to a sixth-place finish in Sunday’s 47th annual GEICO 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway. Dillon took over the No. 14 from Stewart on lap 53 and drove the remainder of the race, narrowly missing three spectacular accidents on his way to the team’s best finish of the season. “Man, that [...]

Tony Stewart Among Drivers in Indianapolis Tire Test

Tony Stewart, fresh off his return to NASCAR Sprint Cup Series competition, is among the four drivers scheduled to take part in a two-day Goodyear tire test at Indianapolis Motor Speedway Tuesday and Wednesday. Stewart, who missed the first eight points races of the 2016 season due to a back injury, made his first start of the season in this past weekend's Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond International Raceway. He finished 19th in the No. 14 Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet. He is currently scheduled to qualify and start this weekend's GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway (Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, FOX, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) but will turn over the driving duties to NASCAR XFINITY Series driver Ty Dillon at some point during the race. Drivers expected to join the three-time series champion for the Goodyear test on the 2.5-mile Indianapolis track are Aric Almirola (No. 43 Richard Petty MotorsportsFord), Carl Edwards (No. 19 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota) and Chase Elliott (No. 24 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet). Edwards enters this [...]

Tony Stewart 19th In Comeback At Richmond

Mobil 1 Advanced Fuel Economy Chevrolet SS Driver Overcomes Injury & Time Out of Car Date: April 24, 2016 Event: Richmond 400 (Round 9 of 36) Series: NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Location: Richmond (Va.) International Raceway (.75-mile oval) Start/Finish: 18th/19th (Running, 400/400 laps) Winner: Carl Edwards of Joe Gibbs Racing (Toyota) A 19th-place finish in Sunday’s Richmond 400 isn’t the type of result three-time champion Tony Stewart would normally appreciate given his historic record of success in 17 years of NASCAR Sprint Cup racing. But the performance might have been one of the most memorable drives of Stewart’s career, marking a triumph over physical injuries and time out of a racecar that few drivers could achieve. Just 84 days after fracturing his back – an [...]

Tony Stewart stepping up game as co-owner at Stewart-Haas Racing

Danica Patrick, right, said one advantage to having Tony Stewart around is that he's so fresh out of a race car that he truly understands what's happening. Sean Gardner/Getty Images Stewart-Haas Racing drivers have gotten a glimpse into the future of the organization with Tony Stewart not in the race car but instead as a co-owner. While Stewart hasn't driven a lap in 2016 because of a broken back, he has spent several race weekends at the track as coach and cheerleader. He has contributed during strategy sessions and competition debriefs just as he did as a driver, only with a different perspective. The SHR drivers have liked what they've seen. They now know the Tony Stewart they will see [...]

Injured Tony Stewart far from forgotten at Texas Motor Speedway

Fort Worth Star-Telegram - By By Drew Davison Fort Worth Star-Telegram April 07-- Tony Stewart has had a forgettable swan song season to date. An ATV accident in January left him with an injured back and has sidelined him from racing so far this season. The three-time NASCAR Sprint Cup champion will miss his seventh race of the season when the green flag drops Saturday night for the Duck Commander 500 at Texas Motor Speedway. But Stewart is far from a forgotten man this weekend at TMS. The 44-year-old remains one of the most popular drivers among fans, and he's kept his fingerprints on his team as co-owner of Stewart-Haas Racing. "It's a disappointment that he's still injured, but I hope [...]

Absence of Jeff Gordon, Tony Stewart Among Factors Impacting Ticket Sales

Jeff Gordon’s retirement and injured driver Tony Stewart’s absence are among factors International Speedway Corp. officials cited Tuesday for advance ticket sales being down about 10 percent from a year ago for some upcoming races. ISC officials also said the focus on the Chase for the Sprint Cup may be playing a role in fans purchasing tickets for those events instead of races earlier in the season. The absence of Gordon and Stewart raises questions about what NASCAR could face when more of its stars retire. Stewart, who turns 45 in May, will retire from the Sprint Cup series after this season. Other fan favorites 40 or older include: Six-time champion Jimmie Johnson turns 41 in September. 13-time most popular driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. turns 42 in [...]

J.D. Byrider salutes the determination and accomplishments of Tony Stewart

J.D. Byrider has been a sponsor of Tony Stewart since 1997. J.D. Byrider salutes the determination and accomplishments of Tony Stewart. Tony Stewart has always been determined, especially when it came to racing…and winning. From his first time out in a go-kart at age 7, to winning his third NASCAR Sprint Cup Championship, determination has been his hallmark. Determination led him to “Rookie of the Year” and four national championships while in the United States Auto Club (USAC) open wheel division. That included being the first to win the USAC “Triple Crown”, capturing the national championships in USAC’s Midget, Sprint and Silver Crown divisions all in the same year. Determination took him to the Indy Racing League in 1996 [...]

Tony Stewart is looking like the old ‘Smoke’ in the Phoenix garage

Tony Stewart has been a co-owner and driver for Stewart-Haas Racing since 2009. He plans to retire from driving at season's end, but will remain a co-owner of the four-car organization. Photos: Jonathan Ferrey. Article and photos from http://www.foxsports.com/nascar/gallery/tony-stewart-phoenix-international-raceway-sprint-cup-series-stewart-haas-racing-031216

Stewart All Smiles, but Itching for Return to Racing

By Holly Cain | NASCAR.com | March 04, 2016at 05.45 PM LAS VEGAS -- Looking fit and responding to questions with his typical humor, Tony Stewart addressed reporters at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Friday afternoon, sharing that he still has no timetable on his return to racing but that he is feeling better each day. Stewart joked that his doctors were not happy that he had traveled across the country from North Carolina to Las Vegas, which is hosting Sunday's Kobalt 400 Sprint CupSeries race. But he promised "we did everything short of bubble-wrap me to get me on the plane" for the ride West. And he conceded, staying inside at his North Carolina home was simply becoming too frustrating and monotonous. Stewart injured his back in a Jan. 31 all-terrain vehicle accident in Arizona [...]

Mobil 1 Videos Show What Tony Stewart Might Be Up To In Retirement

Tony Stewart has spent the majority of his NASCAR career as one of the sport's best pitchmen. Even on the verge of retirement, he's keeping up that tradition. Check out these videos from Mobil 1 (which also feature Stewart's Stewart-Haas Racing teammates Danica Patrick and Kevin Harvick), which humorously answer the question, "What will Tony Stewart do after his retirement?" Read more: http://autoweek.com/article/nascar-sprint-cup/whats-next-retiring-nascar-star-tony-stewart#ixzz42O3P4Ehb