Tony Stewart made contact with the wall in Thursday night’s Duel in Daytona before finishing fourth. The team stayed at the track until midnight and returned at 7:00 am on Friday to massage the primary car back into shape.
It took a while for Tony Stewart to find his rhythm after a tragic sprint car accident last August. He scored only one top-10 and a handful of top-15s in the final 12 races of the 2014 season.
Tony Stewart has the best average running position and finish in the past nine years of the Sprint Unlimited. His average position is 6.8, but even then he manages to surge at the end to finish slightly worse than fifth.
Tony Stewart, already the owner of the beloved Eldora Speedway and a World of Outlaws team that features series champion Donny Schatz and legend Steve Kinser, has acquired the All-Star Circuit of Champions from its former owner, Guy Webb.
For the first time in his 16-year career as a fulltime NASCAR driver, Tony Stewart failed to win a race during a season. He finished 43rd at Homestead.
Tony Stewart has one more shot to extend his winning streak to 16 consecutive seasons, but he will have his work cut out for him after starting 28th.
Tony Stewart had one of the fastest laps in Friday’s practice session, but he failed to back that up in qualification and rolls off the Quicken Loans 500k grid 29th. He was back near the top of the leaderboard in Saturday’s morning session with another top-10 time.
Tony Stewart set the new track record at Texas Motor Speedway with a speed of 200.111 mph. He posted that time in the second of three rounds of time trials.
Tony Stewart earned his first top-10 since returning to the cockpit after the tragic events of the summer. He finished fourth in the Goody's 500 at Martinsville and now sets his sights on Victory Lane in one of the final three races to extend a streak of winning in each of 16 consecutive seasons.
NASCAR has assessed behavioral penalties to drivers Brad Keselowski and Tony Stewart for their involvement in post-race incidents on Oct. 11 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
The Grand Jury determining whether criminal charges were appropriate in the accident involving Tony Stewart and Kevin Ward Jr. that resulted in Ward’s death at Canandaigua Speedway has returned a no bill decision. "The grand jury has decided there is no basis to charge Tony Stewart with a crime," said District Attorney Michael Tantillo in a televised press conference.
Tony Stewart has earned only one top-15 and no top-10s since returning to the cockpit of the No. 14 Chevrolet. He finished seventh in the spring FedEx 400 and won the 2012 edition of that race, so the statistics are in his favor.
Tony Stewart spun out of turn four with 15 seconds remaining in practice for the Sylvania 300. He did not make contact with the wall and was able to drive back to the garage on flat tires.
Tony Stewart posted the 26th-quickest, 10-lap average among 27 drivers who ran that long in Saturday morning’s practice session.