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Team: Stewart Haas Racing-14
Age / DOB:  (44) / 5/20/1971
Ht / Wt:  5'9" / 170

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Tony Stewart’s run of top-five starts this season came to an end at Bristol Motor Speedway. He failed to find any significant speed in qualification for the Irwin Tools Night Race and was forced to take a provisional to make the race.
After starting fifth or better in four consecutive races, Stewart will roll off the grid 40th. This is his second-worst start at Bristol. The last time he was at the back of the pack, he started 42nd in August 2011 before finishing 28th. It will be difficult to keep from getting lapped that far in the back. Aug 22 - 12:29 AM

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Tony Stewart qualified fifth for Sunday’s Pure Michigan 400. That is his fourth consecutive top-five start in the NASCAR Cup series.

So far he has been unable to keep that momentum alive during the race. He was scored in ninth at the end of the Windows 10 400 at Pocono Raceway, but that result was aided by failed fuel mileage gambles by other drivers.
Aug 15 - 12:48 AM

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.

Stewart has raised a lot of hopes with strong qualifications in recent weeks, but he has not been able to back that up with strong race day runs. Fuel mileage helped earn a ninth at Pocono Raceway two weeks ago, but it is difficult to recommend him for a fantasy NASCAR roster.
Aug 14 - 12:42 PM

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.

Last week Stewart benefitted from several drivers’ failed fuel mileage gambits to finish among the top 10. His record on road courses is such that he should finally be able to contend for a single-digit result strictly on merit and he could be one of this week’s top dark horses—especially in salary cap games
Aug 8 - 8:30 PM

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.

The suit alleges that Stewart behaved recklessly during a caution period in an Empire Sprint Series race last year at Canandaigua Speedway. Already front of mind, this suit will be an added distraction for a racer who missed the last two editions of the Cheez-it 355. Stewart was 10th in final practice this week, however, and should be considered a dark horse to finish among the top 10.
Aug 7 - 6:15 PM

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.

Along with AJ Allmendinger, Stewart picked the right time to get momentum on his side. He is the winningest driver at Watkins Glen International and could challenge for at least a top-five if he can keep up with the strategy.
Aug 2 - 10:44 PM

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.

Last week he failed to make good on the promise of a fourth-place start when he finished 28th at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Often teams experience success in qualification before they turn their fortune around in race trim. This could be the first signs that Stewart is improving the program at the No. 14.
Jul 31 - 10:32 PM

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.

One would have thought he won the pole by his attitude, however. If he can score a top-10 his confidence will begin to be restored, but that is far from a certainty. In four previous top-10 starts this year, his best finish was a 12th on the road course of Sonoma Raceway.
Jul 25 - 3:38 PM

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.

Stewart reported that he simply got loose and could not catch the car. He failed to crack the top 10 in either Pocono race last year, but he came relatively close with a 13th in the spring. Stewart cannot be evaluated until Saturday’s practice sessions.
Jun 5 - 12:44 PM

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.

Stewart has not performed consistently well this season, so there is very little reason to believe he is going to crack the top 10 in the Axalta 400 at Pocono Raceway. He will only be a good value if he qualifies badly enough to earn place differential points.
Jun 3 - 9:13 AM

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.

Notably, Stewart’s most recent finish before that negative streak was a second in the 2013 Coke Zero 400. He won the previous year’s edition of that race, but finished outside the top 20 in three events separating those strong runs. The balance is not in his favor this week.
May 1 - 2:54 PM

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.

Stewart’s accomplishment did not come without a little drama. He got together with Kasey Kahne on lap 484 and triggered a five-car accident. He survived while the remaining drivers sustained heavy damage. Stewart gets to carry his momentum forward to Richmond—which is a track that has been kind to him in the past.
Apr 20 - 12:14 AM

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.

Stewart was one of many drivers who were much too loose to race. He still has at least one more practice session to get it right, but is looking like a risky fantasy proposition.
Apr 18 - 8:43 AM

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.

Unfortunately, Stewart is still seeking his first top-10 finish of the season. He is undoubtedly balancing the frustration of running poorly with satisfaction in the strength of Kevin Harvick and Kurt Busch. If he continues to finish on the lead lap, he will eventually become one of the season’s better values.
Apr 4 - 10:49 AM

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.

Most of Stewart’s top-10s at Martinsville came in groupings of two to four consecutive, so fantasy owners who like to play the odds might see this as a good omen.
Mar 28 - 12:33 AM