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Team: Stewart Haas Racing-14
Age / DOB:  (44) / 5/20/1971
Ht / Wt:  5'9" / 170

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Tony Stewart has shown signs of speed during practice for the Bank of America 500 at Charlotte. His 15-lap average of 182.86 mph placed him seventh on the speed chart.
Speed in preliminaries has not really been a problem with Stewart. Mistakes in the pits, poor strategy decisions, and general bad luck have plagued this team all season and fantasy owners who start him Saturday night do so at their own risk. Oct 9 - 9:47 PM

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In the past two years, Tony Stewart has missed races late in the season because of sprint car accidents and that has stalled his momentum. One of his accidents occurred in 2013 and caused him to miss the fall Dover International Speedway event, but the last time he was there before that, he scored his third win on this track.

Stewart has not been all that bad at Dover since, however. He finished seventh, 14th, and 16th in his most recent three races. Another top-20 would make him a reasonably good value.
Oct 3 - 10:27 AM

Tony Stewart has "announced that he will retire from the Sprint Cup Series after the 2016 season," according to NBC’s Nate Ryan. He is open to continue racing in support series after that date, but does not have any permanent plans.

Stewart’s results this season have been disappointing and that undoubtedly factored into his decision. With the pressure to perform off his shoulders and coming off last week’s 11th-place finish, he could be a solid value in the final eight races of the season.
Sep 30 - 1:39 PM

Tony Stewart finished 11th in the Sylvania 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway and earned his best finish since he was ninth at Pocono Raceway eight weeks ago.

As with his Pocono finish, he gained a few positions at the end of the race when his competitors began running out of fuel. He has been raising fantasy owners’ expectations with solid qualification runs, but this was notably one of his worst efforts in time trials during the past two months. En route to his 11th-place finish, he earned 16 place-differential points.
Sep 28 - 8:38 AM

Tony Stewart was third fastest in the first practice session for the Bojangles' Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway with a speed of 175.710 mph. He landed between teammates Kurt Busch (175.842) and Kevin Harvick (175.654).

When an organization shows consistent speed across all of their members, that is generally a good sign that the lead drivers will run well. Expect top-five battles from Busch and Harvick. Stewart should be able to challenge for a top-15.
Sep 4 - 1:37 PM

Tony Stewart’s run of top-five starts this season came to an end at Bristol Motor Speedway. He failed to find any significant speed in qualification for the Irwin Tools Night Race and was forced to take a provisional to make the race.

After starting fifth or better in four consecutive races, Stewart will roll off the grid 40th. This is his second-worst start at Bristol. The last time he was at the back of the pack, he started 42nd in August 2011 before finishing 28th. It will be difficult to keep from getting lapped that far in the back.
Aug 22 - 12:29 AM

Tony Stewart qualified fifth for Sunday’s Pure Michigan 400. That is his fourth consecutive top-five start in the NASCAR Cup series.

So far he has been unable to keep that momentum alive during the race. He was scored in ninth at the end of the Windows 10 400 at Pocono Raceway, but that result was aided by failed fuel mileage gambles by other drivers.
Aug 15 - 12:48 AM

With one hour remaining in the first practice session for the Pure Michigan 400, Tony Stewart sat atop the leaderboard. His top speed was 194.610 mph.

Stewart has raised a lot of hopes with strong qualifications in recent weeks, but he has not been able to back that up with strong race day runs. Fuel mileage helped earn a ninth at Pocono Raceway two weeks ago, but it is difficult to recommend him for a fantasy NASCAR roster.
Aug 14 - 12:42 PM

For the third straight week this season, Tony Stewart advanced to the final round of qualification. In fact, he posted his third straight top-five time trial effort and rolls off the grid third for the Cheez-it 355k at the Glen.

Last week Stewart benefitted from several drivers’ failed fuel mileage gambits to finish among the top 10. His record on road courses is such that he should finally be able to contend for a single-digit result strictly on merit and he could be one of this week’s top dark horses—especially in salary cap games
Aug 8 - 8:30 PM

The family of Kevin Ward Jr. has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Tony Stewart for his part in the death of their son, according NBC Sports’ Dustin Long.

The suit alleges that Stewart behaved recklessly during a caution period in an Empire Sprint Series race last year at Canandaigua Speedway. Already front of mind, this suit will be an added distraction for a racer who missed the last two editions of the Cheez-it 355. Stewart was 10th in final practice this week, however, and should be considered a dark horse to finish among the top 10.
Aug 7 - 6:15 PM

Tony Stewart qualified well in his last two NASCAR races, but he failed to secure a strong finish at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in the Crown Royal Jeff Kyle 400 at the Brickyard last week. This week, he had a little luck on his side and secured his second top-10 finish of the year in the Windows 10 400 at Pocono Raceway.

Along with AJ Allmendinger, Stewart picked the right time to get momentum on his side. He is the winningest driver at Watkins Glen International and could challenge for at least a top-five if he can keep up with the strategy.
Aug 2 - 10:44 PM

For the second straight week, Tony Stewart will line up among the top five on one of NASCAR’s flat tracks. He qualified fifth for the Windows 10 400 at Pocono Raceway.

Last week he failed to make good on the promise of a fourth-place start when he finished 28th at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Often teams experience success in qualification before they turn their fortune around in race trim. This could be the first signs that Stewart is improving the program at the No. 14.
Jul 31 - 10:32 PM

Tony Stewart posted the fastest single lap in the first session of time trials, but he slipped to fourth in the second round and he will start on the outside of row two for the Crown Royal Jeff Kyle 400 at the Brickyard at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. That is his best qualification effort so far in a season filled with disappointments.

One would have thought he won the pole by his attitude, however. If he can score a top-10 his confidence will begin to be restored, but that is far from a certainty. In four previous top-10 starts this year, his best finish was a 12th on the road course of Sonoma Raceway.
Jul 25 - 3:38 PM

Tony Stewart spun off of turn two at about the 35 minute mark and hit the inside wall. He will be forced to roll out a backup car.

Stewart reported that he simply got loose and could not catch the car. He failed to crack the top 10 in either Pocono race last year, but he came relatively close with a 13th in the spring. Stewart cannot be evaluated until Saturday’s practice sessions.
Jun 5 - 12:44 PM

Tony Stewart swept the top-five in 2012 at Pocono Raceway and the top-10 the following season, but last year he finished outside that mark in both races, which leaves fantasy owners questioning if the 2014 results were an anomaly or a change in direction.

Stewart has not performed consistently well this season, so there is very little reason to believe he is going to crack the top 10 in the Axalta 400 at Pocono Raceway. He will only be a good value if he qualifies badly enough to earn place differential points.
Jun 3 - 9:13 AM