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.
Tony Stewart sustained a fracture to his L1 vertebra, according to a press release from the Stewart-Haas Racing team. The injury was sustained in an all-terrain accident last Sunday.
NBS Sports has learned three-time Sprint Cup champion Tony Stewart was hospitalized after injuring his back in a non-racing accident Sunday afternoon, his Stewart-Haas Racing team said in a statement Tuesday.
It seems that Tony Stewart cannot avoid drama on the dirt tracks. Last week he was heckled by an off-duty police officer at the annual Chili Bowl, but Stewart refused to comment on the incident according to Sporting News. This follows his breaking a leg in 2013 in a dirt track race and an incident the following year led to the death of a young sprint car racer.
Lawsuits have become an awful part of Tony Stewart’s 2015 racing season. The latest has been filed by him against his insurance company in response to their contention that they are not liable for damages filed by the parents of sprint car driver Kevin Ward Jr. after the young racer was killed in an accident at Canandaigua Speedway in New York.