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.
In a press conference prior to the first practice session for the Oral-B USA 500, NASCAR president Mike Helton announced that Tony Stewart will receive a waiver and would be eligible for a Chase berth if he wins one of the final two regular season races.
Tony Stewart will race for the first time in three weeks following a fatal accident in a sprint car event in upstate New York. He will be distracted by media attention, but should be considered a strong contender.
Tony Stewart has decided to return to racing this weekend at Atlanta Motor Speedway in Hampton, Georgia. The Aug. 31 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at the 1.54-mile oval will mark Stewart’s first start since Aug. 3 at Pocono (Pa.) Raceway.
In a press conference broadcast at NASCAR.com Sunday morning, Greg Zippadelli reports that Tony Stewart will not race in the Cheez-it 355k at the Glen. Regan Smith will take over the driving duties.
Stewart-Haas Racing reports that Tony Stewart will race in Sunday’s Cheez-it 355k at the Glen after his involvement in a fatal sprint car accident at Canandaigua Motorsports Park Saturday night.