Tony Stewart was credited with a sixth-place finish in the Geico 500 at Talladega SuperSpeedway, but Ty Dillon was racing at the checkered flag. This week, he started third in the FireKeepers Casino 400 and remained with the leaders all day before finishing seventh.
For the second consecutive week, Tony Stewart advance to the final round of qualification. Last week he had a season-best effort of sixth in time trials. This week, he rolls off from the inside of the second row in third for the FireKeepers Casino 400 at Michigan International Speedway.
NASCAR has announced penalties and warnings following the Coca-Cola 600 Sprint Cup Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway on May 29th.
Tony Stewart posted the slowest time of the 15 drivers who practiced for Saturday night’s All-star race. His top speed of 188.627 mph was nearly a half second slower than the leader’s 192.027.
Danica Patrick apparently blew the engine on the No. 10 in the opening minutes of practice for the AAA 400 Drive for Autism at Dover International Speedway. She oiled down the track and collected teammate Tony Stewart and Jamie McMurray. Stewart took two hard hits during the incident, which is significant because he returned from injury only three weeks ago.
Last year was not what Tony Stewart expected on any track and the similarly-configured, 1.5-mile courses were no exception. He finished 42nd last fall with an accident at Texas Motor Speedway and scored only one top-25 after May’s Coke 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Officially Tony Stewart finished sixth after starting 14th in the Geico 500 at Talladega SuperSpeedway, but Ty Dillon ran all of the practice, qualified the car, and ran most of the race. Stewart will be credited with the finish in the points and all fantasy games, however, since he started the No. 14 Chevrolet.
NASCAR will now require teams to tighten all five lug nuts according to a memo sent to teams on Monday. Teams that fail to tighten all of their lugnuts could face a mandatory minimum suspension of four races for the crew chief, tire changer, and tire carrier.
Tony Stewart returned to NASCAR with a vengeance. He posted the quickest 10-lap average of 120.327 mph during his eighth through 17th laps in the first practice session for the Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond International Raceway.
On the same day that Tony Stewart announced he would climb back behind the wheel of the No. 14 Chevrolet, he was fined $35,000 for apparently criticizing NASCAR in reference to loose wheels.
Tony Stewart will return to competition this week at Richmond International Raceway for the Toyota Owners 400 according the NBC Sports. In addition, NASCAR has given him a waiver that says he will be Chase eligible so long as he meets the requirements of being in the top 30 in points and earning a win.
Tony Stewart was evaluated today by doctors, who checked on the injury he sustained in a Jan. 31 all-terrain vehicle accident where the driver of the No. 14 Chevrolet for Stewart-Haas Racing suffered a burst fracture of the L1 vertebra.
Stewart-Haas Racing will make the switch from Chevrolets to Fords in 2017, according to a report by NBC’s Nate Ryan.
Tony Stewart will receive the same exemption from NASCAR’s rule that drivers must attempt the full season in order to be Chase eligible as Kyle Busch did last year, according to the Sporting News. He will miss an indeterminate number of races after injuring his back in an off-road accident in California.