March 29, 2003 |
Winston Cup champion Tony Stewart's car was impounded yesterday because it didn't meet specifications, a punishment never before handed out by NASCAR. Stewart was forced to use his backup car at the opening practice for tomorrow's Samsung/RadioShack 500 at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth. He qualified 22d in the 43-car field, with Bobby Labonte on the pole. The Joe Gibbs Racing entry failed inspection because it didn't meet the exact specifications for "the area around the back of the car, back window to back deck," NASCAR president Mike Helton said.
June 3, 2013 |
DOVER, Del. - With one big move, Tony Stewart put Juan Pablo Montoya and a sluggish season behind him. After a mundane start, Stewart is back in Victory Lane - and in the thick of Chase contention. Stewart's daring outside pass on Montoya with three laps left was enough to win Sunday at Dover International Speedway and snap a 30-race winless streak. "Our guys at our shop have been digging," Stewart said. "None of these guys get down. We have been down, but they haven't gotten down.
October 2, 2011 |
DOVER, Del. - A month ago, Tony Stewart showed up at Atlanta Motor Speedway angry at the world. His Stewart-Haas Racing team was struggling to find a way to make the No. 14 Chevrolet competitive, and Stewart's patience was wearing thin. A berth in the Chase for the Sprint Cup was on the line, but the 13-year veteran openly fretted that even if he made it into NASCAR's top 12, he'd more than likely be a pretender than a contender. Then something happened - and to this day Stewart can't or won't put his finger on exactly what changed his fortunes - to transform his Impala into the class of the field.
June 15, 2013 |
Tony Stewart opened his remarks in Michigan on Friday with a few words about Jason Leffler, who died Wednesday night from injuries suffered in a sprint car crash at Bridgeport Speedway in Swedesboro, N.J. Moments later, he offered a brief plea amid growing safety questions about Leffler's death at the dirt-track race. "What happened this week wasn't because somebody didn't do something right with the race track. It was an accident. Just like if you go out and there's a car crash.
June 6, 2013 |
NEAR THE END of Tony Stewart's post-win news conference Sunday at Dover, he responded to a question with an intense rant. Stewart was annoyed with reports that he was considering replacing crew chief Steve Addington. As NASCAR fans know, Stewart was off to the worst start of his Sprint Cup career. The three-time Cup titlist was 20th in points entering the race. In such situations, race teams often consider changing crew chiefs, much as baseball managers are replaced when a team with high expectations falters.
October 2, 2015 |
NASCAR WILL BE losing another star driver after next season. Three-time Sprint Cup champion Tony Stewart, 44, confirmed yesterday he'll retire after the 2016 season. As expected, Clint Bowyer will take Stewart's place in the No. 14 Chevrolet in 2017. Jeff Gordon, a four-time Cup series titlist, is completing his final season this year. Gordon, also 44, will make his final racing appearance Sunday at Dover International Speedway, weather permitting, in light of the approach of Hurrican Joaquin.
November 22, 2005 |
Drenched with soda and beer after claiming his second Nextel Cup championship in four seasons, Tony Stewart was asked to make a statement when he entered the media center late Sunday night at Homestead-Miami Speedway. "Let's get this thing over with as quick as possible," he said with a devilish grin. "I've got a lot of beer to drink with my crew. " What, you were expecting NASCAR's bad boy-turned-choirboy to say he was headed to Disney World? Presumably, he left a wake-up call because the party was to continue yesterday with a flight to New York for television appearances, including a taping of the Late Show with David Letterman that is scheduled to air on Friday.
June 20, 2013
Toyota/Save Mart 350 Sonoma Raceway Sonoma, Calif. When: Sunday, 3 p.m. TV/Radio: TNT/WNPV (1440-AM) Course: 1.99-mile, 12-turn track Distance: 110 laps/ 219 miles/350 kilometers Forecast: mostly cloudy, high 70s Last year's winner: Clint Bowyer Last year's pole: Marcos Ambrose, 95.262 mph (track record) Track facts: Bowyer dominated last year's race, leading the most laps (71), including the last 39. Tony Stewart was runner-up; Kurt Busch was third.
June 21, 2012
THIS WEEK'S RACE Toyota/Save Mart 350 Sonoma Raceway, Sonoma, Calif. When: Sunday, 3 p.m. TV/Radio: TNT/WNPV (1440-AM) Race course: 1.99-mile, 12-turn road course Race distance: 110 laps/350 kilometers (219 miles) Race forecast: sunny, mid-70s Last year's winner: Kurt Busch Last year's pole winner: Joey Logano, 93.256 mph Track qualifying record: Jeff Gordon, 94.325 mph (June 2005) Track facts: Kurt Busch led four times for 76 laps, including the last 23, to win last year's race.
June 30, 2012
NASCAR fans will be able to check out the No. 14 Chevrolet Impala driven by three-time Cup Series champion Tony Stewart from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the opening of the All Seasons Car Wash and Lube at 6722 Ridge Ave. in Roxborough. Customers will be able to take photos with the car, check under the Impala's hood, hear the engine roar, and test their skills with an arcade-style NASCAR driving simulator. Mayor Nutter and Roxborough politicians, including Fourth District City Councilman Curtis Jones Jr. and State Rep. Pamela DeLissio, are expected to attend.