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Team: Stewart Haas Racing-14
Age / DOB:  (43) / 5/20/1971
Ht / Wt:  5'9" / 170

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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

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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

Tony Stewart qualified 20th for the Auto Club 400, which was the first time in five years at this track that he failed to crack the top 10.

Stewart is capable of coming from the middle of the pack en route to victory. His first win came in 2010 after qualifying 22nd, but this team has struggled too much in 2015 to make that a good gamble. Stewart should be approached with caution.
Mar 21 - 10:23 AM

A 17th-place qualification effort might not sound like much this week, but it is the best starting position for Tony Stewart since he qualified sixth in the 2013 spring Subway Fresh Fit 500. He missed the fall race that year and qualified in the 20s in both 2014 races.

The last time Stewart lined up on the ninth row at Phoenix was in 2011 when he qualified 18th for the spring race. He finished seventh. If he practices well on Saturday, he could be an acceptable dark horse.
Mar 14 - 12:17 AM

Tony Stewart won the 2012 Kobalt Tools 400, but he failed to crack the top 10 in his next two starts. He finished 33rd last year after losing four laps to the leader.

Stewart got off to a fairly strong start this week. He advanced to the final round of qualification and rolls off the grid 12th. He could be useful if he fits the final niche on a player’s roster.
Mar 7 - 8:13 AM

When Tony Stewart failed to clear inspection Friday afternoon, it forced him to take a position based on owner points. He will roll off the grid 39th, which is the worst he has ever started at Atlanta.

His next-worst start came in 2001 when he rolled off the grid 35th. He blew an engine five laps from the end and finished 27th. Stewart also finished second once after starting 32nd, so all hope is not lost.
Feb 27 - 9:53 PM

Tony Stewart made contact with the wall in Thursday night’s Duel in Daytona before finishing fourth. The team stayed at the track until midnight and returned at 7:00 am on Friday to massage the primary car back into shape.

Obviously they do not want to give up their seventh-place starting position, but more importantly, this is apparently their best car and best shot at winning the Daytona 500.
Feb 20 - 11:51 AM

It took a while for Tony Stewart to find his rhythm after a tragic sprint car accident last August. He scored only one top-10 and a handful of top-15s in the final 12 races of the 2014 season.

Stewart will benefit by the off-season to a greater degree than any other driver in the field, but fantasy owners should recall that he is typically at his best during the summer and early fall. Restrictor-plate, superspeedways are often the exception to this rule, however, so he should be watched and considered at Daytona.
Feb 13 - 10:01 AM

Tony Stewart has the best average running position and finish in the past nine years of the Sprint Unlimited. His average position is 6.8, but even then he manages to surge at the end to finish slightly worse than fifth.

The Unlimited is a flat out sprint race and this fits easily into Stewart’s wheelhouse, which makes him a great pick in any one-off games.
Feb 11 - 10:32 AM

Tony Stewart, already the owner of the beloved Eldora Speedway and a World of Outlaws team that features series champion Donny Schatz and legend Steve Kinser, has acquired the All-Star Circuit of Champions from its former owner, Guy Webb.

Additionally, Stewart has reached separate terms with principal owners of the Renegade Sprint Series. As a result, the Renegade and All-Star drivers will unite under the All-Star banner in 2015 and compete in a 50-race schedule. It’s a sign that such passion still endures for Stewart despite his 2013 season-ending crash and his involvement last year in an accident that killed 20-year-old competitor Kevin Ward Jr.; a grand jury ultimately cleared Stewart of any charges from the incident.
Source: NBC Sports
Jan 28 - 11:35 AM

For the first time in his 16-year career as a fulltime NASCAR driver, Tony Stewart failed to win a race during a season. He finished 43rd at Homestead.

Stewart’s best finishes this year were a pair of fourth on the short tracks of Martinsville and Bristol. He finished fifth at Auto Club this spring, but that was his only other top-five all season.
Mon, Nov 17, 2014 12:56:00 PM

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.

Stewart has also struggled in practice. He posted only the 32nd-fastest time on Friday and was mid-pack in 26th midway through Saturday morning. It is difficult to make him a favorite even to finish among the top 10.
Sat, Nov 15, 2014 12:29:00 PM