Tony Stewart finished seventh this June in the FireKeepers Casino 400 after starting third. That was his first top-10 finish in the five most recent races on this track type.
Tony Stewart has earned five top-fives in the last seven races this season, but he will have to come a long way to back that up Saturday night in the Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway. With a lap of 127.835 mph, he will roll off the grid 27th.
Tony Stewart has made only three starts in the last six Bristol Motor Speedway races, but they have been good enough to give him the best three-year average. He has a 9.67 in those three starts in a field filled by dark horses.
Tony Stewart has scored the ninth-best average finish in 2016. After missing eight races at the start of the season, he came on strong seven weeks into his 14 attempts and has finished 11th or better in all but one race.
Tony Stewart finished fifth in the Cheez-it 355 at the Glen, giving him the sweep of the top five after winning this June’s Toyota / Save Mart 350.
Tony Stewart finished fifth in the Pennsylvania 400 at Pocono Raceway, which was the third time in the past five races that he finished among the top five. One of the previous strong runs came on the flat track of New Hampshire and that made him a driver to watch this week.
Tony Stewart finished 11th in his final Crown Royal 400; Jeff Gordon finished 15th, which was "better than last year," according to the driver after the end of the race.
Tony Stewart qualified third for his final Brickyard 400. This will be the fourth consecutive Indianapolis Motor Speedway race for which he starts on one of the first three rows. Stewart’s lap of 184.328 mph was 0.058 seconds slower than pole sitter Kyle Busch.
Tony Stewart scored a second consecutive top-five for the first time in 2016. His second-place finish in the New Hampshire 301 came on the heels of a fifth in the Quaker State 400.
Last week Tony Stewart nearly blew his position in the top 30 in points by crashing late in the Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway. This week, he finished fifth in the Quaker State 400 at Kentucky Speedway to give himself a cushion over 31st in the standings.
Kentucky Speedway and Darlington (S.C.) Raceway are the only tracks remaining on Tony Stewart’s very short winless list. He’s said winning at every track on the circuit would be an incredible feat.
Tony Stewart lost the lead to Denny Hamlin on the final lap of the Toyota / Save Mart 350 at Sonoma Raceway when he was out-braked on the back side of the track. He put pressure on the No. 11, caused Hamlin to overdrive into the turn 11, and nudge his Toyota out of the way for the victory.
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.