Tony Stewart qualified fifth for Sunday’s Pure Michigan 400. That is his fourth consecutive top-five start in the NASCAR Cup series.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Tony Stewart has finished 34th or worse in his last five restrictor-plate, superspeedway races. Three of these ended behind the wall with crash damage.
Tony Stewart earned his first top-10 of the season and only his second top-15 by surviving the Food City 500 and finishing sixth.
Tony Stewart slapped the wall early in the second practice session for the Food City 500 Supporting Steve Byrnes and Stand Up to Cancer. The damage was probably not severe enough to give up his 21st-place qualification effort.
Tony Stewart failed to finish on the lead lap in his first four attempts of 2015, but he is beginning to show signs of improvement. He went the complete distance at both Auto Club and Martinsville in his latest two starts.
A sixth-place qualification effort on Friday could be the signal of a reversal of fortune for Tony Stewart. Last fall he finished fourth on this track after qualifying fourth.