Posts tagged: Tony Stewart

Sep 16 2009

Chase Field is Set, Who is Your Pick

The field is set and ready to go for Loudon this weekend.

1 Mark Martin 5040
2 Tony Stewart 5030
3 Jimmie Johnson 5030
4 Denny Hamlin 5020
5 Kasey Kahne 5020
6 Jeff Gordon 5010
7 Kurt Busch 5010
8 Brian Vickers 5010
9 Carl Edwards 5000
10 Ryan Newman 5000
11 Juan Montoya 5000
12 Greg Biffle 5000

Whose your pick and why?

I’m going with Gordon of course, he has been pretty consistent this year, the chase races aren’t typically his best but I think they can do it this year. He would be going for his 7th title under the old point system, but I guess I’ll get over that one day. All he needs is to run up front the first few races and return to dominating at Fontana, Charlotte, Martinsville and Talladega, that’s not much to ask, is it?

Jun 01 2009

Johnson Pulls it Out at the End

Looked like Tony Stewart might get his first win on Sunday, but a hard charging Jimmie Johnson had a different ending in mind.

Jimmie Johnson won the Autism Speaks 400 at Dover International Speedway this past Sunday and even though he dominated most of the race, a bad pit stop forced him to restart in eighth and race his way past Greg Biffle, Matt Kenseth, Tony Stewart and others to take the lead with only a couple or three laps to go. I wasn’t really rooting for anyone at the end, but it was some good racing, Jimmie was coming like a rocket ship and Tony kept trying to keep him out of his groove to slow his momentum, but there was only so much Tony could do. Once Jimmie was past him, there was no way Tony was going to catch him to lay the bumper on him, so it was all over but the celebrating.

Tony did take the points lead from Jeff Gordon, who finished in 26th a couple laps down, but the points lead doesn’t really matter anymore, Gordon has dominated all year long during the chase before and still not won the championship. All Gordon needs to do now is win more races and get some bonus points to start off good in the chase and keep running good the rest of the way. Of course, that’s all everyone needs to do and it’s always easier said than done.

After the big story this past week of Dale Earnhardt Jr. being separated from his cousin Tony Eury Jr., they managed a respectable 12th place finish, but I believe Dale averages at least a mid pack finish at this track, and he has 7 out of 18 top tens here with one win, so there’s nothing for Jr. nation to celebrate about yet. There was also mention of a little conversation between Dale and Kyle Busch because Kyle had told the media Dale’s problems never seem to be his, always the crew chief. No one knows what they said to each other, but I bet Dale would clean his clock if Kyle got too mouthy with him.

Here is how they finished:

1 8 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet Lowe’s / Kobalt Tools 195/10 400 Running
2 31 14 Tony Stewart Chevrolet Office Depot / Old Spice 175/5 400 Running
3 5 16 Greg Biffle Ford 3M Nexcare 170/5 400 Running
4 14 17 Matt Kenseth Ford Dewalt 165/5 400 Running
5 19 2 Kurt Busch Dodge Miller Lite 155/0 400 Running
6 2 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge Budweiser 150/0 400 Running
7 13 99 Carl Edwards Ford Aflac 151/5 400 Running
8 11 39 Ryan Newman Chevrolet U.S. Army 142/0 400 Running
9 17 07 Casey Mears Chevrolet Jack Daniel’s 138/0 400 Running
10 28 5 Mark Martin Chevrolet Kellogg’s / Carquest 139/5 400 Running
11 25 33 Clint Bowyer Chevrolet The Hartford 130/0 400 Running
12 22 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevrolet Amp Energy / National Guard 127/0 400 Running
13 12 77 Sam Hornish Jr. Dodge Mobil 1 124/0 400 Running
14 18 26 Jamie McMurray Ford Crown Royal 121/0 400 Running
15 21 20 Joey Logano Toyota The Home Depot 118/0 400 Running
16 32 31 Jeff Burton Chevrolet Caterpillar 115/0 400 Running
17 35 29 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet Shell / Pennzoil 112/0 400 Running
18 1 00 David Reutimann Toyota Aaron’s Dream Machine 114/5 400 Running
19 4 43 Reed Sorenson Dodge U.S. Air Force 111/5 400 Running
20 20 47 Marcos Ambrose Toyota RaceSavers.com 103/0 400 Running
21 15 1 Martin Truex Jr. Chevrolet Bass Pro Shops / Tracker 100/0 399 Running
22 33 78 Regan Smith Chevrolet Furniture Row Companies 97/0 399 Running
23 6 18 Kyle Busch Toyota M&M’s 94/0 399 Running
24 26 6 David Ragan Ford UPS 91/0 399 Running
25 9 83 Brian Vickers Toyota Red Bull 88/0 399 Running
26 42 24 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet DuPont 85/0 398 Running
27 10 19 Elliott Sadler Dodge Stanley Tools 87/5 398 Running
28 27 96 Bobby Labonte Ford Ask.com / AutismSpeaks.com 79/0 397 Running
29 7 44 A.J. Allmendinger Dodge Auto Value / Bumper to Bumper 76/0 396 Running
30 3 42 Juan Montoya Chevrolet Target 78/5 395 Running
31 30 12 David Stremme Dodge Penske Racing 70/0 370 Accident
32 36 98 Paul Menard Ford Pittsburgh Paints / Menards 67/0 363 Running
33 40 7 Robby Gordon Toyota Richmond Water Heaters 64/0 282 Accident
34 43 34 John Andretti Chevrolet Taco Bell 61/0 253 Accident
35 29 55 Michael Waltrip Toyota NAPA 58/0 250 Engine
36 16 11 Denny Hamlin Toyota FedEx Office 55/0 232 Accident
37 23 82 Scott Speed Toyota Red Bull 52/0 118 Engine
38 38 187 Joe Nemechek Toyota G.P.’s Enterprises / Huckleberry’s BBQ / LubePro’s 49/0 67 Drive Shaft
39 39 66 Dave Blaney Toyota Prism Motorsports 46/0 66 Transmission
40 37 09 Mike Bliss Dodge Phoenix Racing 43/0 56 Electrical
41 34 36 Mike Skinner Toyota Tommy Baldwin Racing 40/0 51 Engine
42 41 37 Tony Raines Chevrolet Long John Silver’s 37/0 42 Accident
43 24 171 David Gilliland Chevrolet CompUSA 39/5 38 Engine

And here are the current chase for the cup point standings:
1. +1 Tony Stewart 1,853 –
2. -1 Jeff Gordon 1,807 -46
3. +1 Jimmie Johnson 1,789 -64
4. -1 Kurt Busch 1,762 -91
5. +2 Ryan Newman 1,680 -173
6. — Kyle Busch 1,634 -219
7. -2 Denny Hamlin 1,630 -223
8. +1 Matt Kenseth 1,625 -228
9. +1 Greg Biffle 1,618 -235
10. -2 Jeff Burton 1,587 -266
11. — Carl Edwards 1,582 -271
12. — Mark Martin 1,567 -286

Mar 21 2009

Mark Martin on the Pole in Bristol

Mark Martin claimed his second pole in a row today, 8th pole at Bristol, running at a speed of 125.773 mph. Looks like he will turns things around this weekend, I bet he ends up with a top ten at least, and his teammate Jeff Gordon is going to break his winless streak this weekend with another win at Bristol. I didn’t get to see qualifying myself, so not much commentary as far as that goes.

After breaking a 257-race pole drought at Atlanta two weeks ago, Mark Martin topped his second consecutive Sprint Cup qualifying session, streaking around .533-mile Bristol Motor Speedway in 15.256 seconds (125.773 mph) Friday to win the pole for Sunday’s Food City 500.

Martin won back-to-back poles for the second time in his career, having claimed the top starting spot for the April 1989 races at Darlington and Bristol.

“It felt really, really good,” said the 50-year-driver of the No. 5 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet, who edged Ryan Newman (125.740 mph) for the pole by .004 seconds. “The car was really fast and it was really comfortable.”

“With the things that have happened to us in the races, it was good to show people that we’ve still got speed in the car,” said Martin, who claimed the 43rd pole of his career. “We’ve got speed, and the other part will come around sooner or later.” Source: Martin edges Newman for second consecutive pole

If you had Scott Riggs or Jeremy Mayfield in your Nascar pool you are going to have a tougher weekend as both did not qualify for this race. And Tony Stewart and AJ Allmendinger have qualified on speed for every race so far this year, good thing since they had to. Scott Speed beat AJ Allmendinger in qualifying again, but is 161 points behind AJ in the points standings.

Here is how they qualified:
1 5 Mark Martin Chevrolet Carquest / Kellogg’s 125.773 15.256 Leader
2 39 Ryan Newman Chevrolet U.S. Army 125.741 15.260 -0.004
3 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet Lowe’s 125.453 15.295 -0.039
4 16 Greg Biffle Ford 3M 125.289 15.315 -0.059
5 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge Budweiser 124.954 15.356 -0.100
6 00 David Reutimann Toyota Aaron’s Dream Machine 124.808 15.374 -0.118
7 43 Reed Sorenson Dodge Paralyzed Veterans of America 124.541 15.407 -0.151
8 66 Dave Blaney Toyota Hyde Park Storage Suites 124.508 15.411 -0.155
9 26 Jamie McMurray Ford Crown Royal 124.492 15.413 -0.157
10 24 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet DuPont 124.267 15.441 -0.185
11 82 Scott Speed Toyota Red Bull 124.194 15.450 -0.194
12 42 Juan Montoya Chevrolet Target 124.130 15.458 -0.202
13 47 Marcos Ambrose Toyota Little Debbie / Kingsford / Clorox 124.130 15.458 -0.202
14 171 David Gilliland Chevrolet Capital Window 123.946 15.481 -0.225
15 14 Tony Stewart Chevrolet Office Depot / Old Spice 123.897 15.487 -0.231
16 64 Todd Bodine Toyota Fred’s Hometown Discount Store 123.698 15.512 -0.256
17 28 Travis Kvapil Ford Golden Corral 123.658 15.517 -0.261
18 8 Aric Almirola Chevrolet Champion Apparel 123.650 15.518 -0.262
19 18 Kyle Busch Toyota Snickers 123.626 15.521 -0.265
20 1 Martin Truex Jr. Chevrolet Bass Pro Shops / Tracker 123.610 15.523 -0.267
21 55 Michael Waltrip Toyota NAPA 123.562 15.529 -0.273
22 19 Elliott Sadler Dodge Best Buy 123.538 15.532 -0.276
23 20 Joey Logano Toyota The Home Depot 123.523 15.534 -0.278
24 11 Denny Hamlin Toyota FedEx Express 123.491 15.538 -0.282
25 77 Sam Hornish Jr. Dodge Mobil 1 123.427 15.546 -0.290
26 44 A.J. Allmendinger Dodge Charter Comm. 123.427 15.546 -0.290
27 83 Brian Vickers Toyota Red Bull 123.372 15.553 -0.297
28 187 Joe Nemechek Toyota NEMCO Motorsports 123.324 15.559 -0.303
29 12 David Stremme Dodge Penske Racing 123.118 15.585 -0.329
30 29 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet Shell / Pennzoil 123.071 15.591 -0.335
31 33 Clint Bowyer Chevrolet BB&T 123.032 15.596 -0.340
32 2 Kurt Busch Dodge Miller Lite 123.024 15.597 -0.341
33 17 Matt Kenseth Ford Dewalt 122.827 15.622 -0.366
34 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevrolet National Guard / Amp Energy 122.725 15.635 -0.379
35 7 Robby Gordon Toyota SPOT 122.709 15.637 -0.381
36 96 Bobby Labonte Ford Academy Sports + Outdoors 122.654 15.644 -0.388
37 07 Casey Mears Chevrolet Jack Daniel’s 122.404 15.676 -0.420
38 99 Carl Edwards Ford Aflac 122.349 15.683 -0.427
39 34 John Andretti Chevrolet WindowWorld.com 122.248 15.696 -0.440
40 31 Jeff Burton Chevrolet Caterpillar 121.952 15.734 -0.478
41 6 David Ragan Ford UPS 121.914 15.739 -0.483
42 98 Paul Menard Ford Johns Manville / Menards 121.898 15.741 -0.485
43 09 Sterling Marlin Dodge Phoenix Racing 123.189 15.576 -0.320

Did Not Qualify
44 36 Scott Riggs Toyota Array Lighting / Nexxus Lighting 122.193 15.703 -0.447
45 41 Jeremy Mayfield Toyota All Sport 122.162 15.707 -0.451

Feb 12 2009

Jeff Gordon is Back in Winner’s Circle

The first Gatorade Duel race is over and Jeff Gordon is back in victory lane again, even though it’s not a points race, it sure does put a good start to the 2009 Sprint Cup season. It looked like Tony Stewart might be able to beat him, but, in the end, his help wasn’t close enough to give him a push around Gordon. Speaking of Stewart, they looked pretty good working together, I was wondering when that would end, I figured the last five laps would be a good start to ending the cooperation and that’s about when Tony first passed Jeff, I believe it was with four laps to go.

Joey Logano looked pretty good for an 18 year old punk behind the wheel of a Sprint Cup car, pushing Jeff Gordon around Tony for the last pass for the lead. We’ll see how he does in the 500 and the rest of the season soon enough.

Here is how they finished the first duel:
1 5 24 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet DuPont PE 60 Running
2 6 14 Tony Stewart Chevrolet Office Depot / Old Spice PE 60 Running
3 3 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet Lowe’s PE 60 Running
4 10 20 Joey Logano * Toyota The Home Depot PE 60 Running
5 4 8 Aric Almirola Chevrolet Guitar Hero PE 60 Running
6 22 2 Kurt Busch Dodge Miller Lite PE 60 Running
7 19 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge Budweiser PE 60 Running
8 15 36 Scott Riggs Toyota Tommy Baldwin Racing PE 60 Running
9 7 98 Paul Menard Ford Quaker State / Menards PE 60 Running
10 12 26 Jamie McMurray Ford Crown Royal PE 60 Running
11 9 187 Joe Nemechek Toyota NEMCO Motorsports PE 60 Running
12 18 09 Brad Keselowski Chevrolet Miccosukee Resort & Gaming PE 60 Running
13 14 47 Marcos Ambrose Toyota Little Debbie PE 60 Running
14 21 07 Casey Mears Chevrolet Jack Daniel’s PE 60 Running
15 16 55 Michael Waltrip Toyota NAPA PE 60 Running
16 23 77 Sam Hornish Jr. Dodge Mobil 1 PE 60 Running
17 28 146 Carl Long Dodge Romeo Guest Construction PE 60 Running
18 25 37 Tony Raines Dodge Long John Silver’s PE 60 Running
19 26 66 Terry Labonte Toyota Window World PE 60 Running
20 24 127 Kirk Shelmerdine Toyota Kirk Shelmerdine Racing PE 60 Running
21 1 1 Martin Truex Jr. Chevrolet Bass Pro Shops / Tracker PE 60 Running
22 20 7 Robby Gordon Toyota Jim Beam PE 60 In Pit
23 13 6 David Ragan Ford UPS PE 60 Running
24 8 16 Greg Biffle Ford 3M PE 58 In Pit
25 17 34 John Andretti Chevrolet Window World PE 53 In Pit
26 11 17 Matt Kenseth Ford Dewalt PE 52 In Pit
27 2 21 Bill Elliott Ford Motorcraft PE 25 In Pit
28 27 123 Mike Skinner Chevrolet Mahindra Tractors PE 23 Running

Oct 05 2008

Tony Stewart Wins His First Race of the Year at Talladega

Here is a pretty good video from Bumpsnotes showing Tony Stewart winning the Talladega 500 today, after most of the Chase drivers have already gone to the garage.

This certainly was a typical race in Talladega, lots of wrecks, lots of lead changes, a record 31 in fact and a record 28 different leaders, and lots of speed. Jeff Gordon looked like he was going to have a good day until he started hanging back to avoid the big one, unfortunately he was collected in a little one that took him out for a few laps to make repairs, he did make it back out to pick up some more points, but, it looked as though his engine them gave out. Finishing 38th is better that last, but it looked like he might’ve been able to make it back into the 20′s had his engine not gone away.

Near the end, Carl Edwards was trying helping Greg Biffle to the front, causing him to spin out to the left, taking out Matt Kenseth and then, they took out Carl Edwards and a bunch of others. So, teammates helping each other out took each other out, should make for a good Monday morning meeting.

At the end, Tony forced Regan Smith, who was making a charge for the lead, below the yellow line, so we all thought that Regan would be allowed to make a move there, and he crossed the line before Tony. Nascar ruled that he could not advance his position, even though several drivers had said Nascar would allow it for this race, and penalized him with a drive through penalty, effectively moving him to the 18th position.

Several competitors, including Johnson, said they had heard that passes below the yellow line would be allowed within sight of the checkered flag. That notion originally stemmed from a ruling that allowed Johnny Benson to improve from third to second at the finish of the February 2007 Craftsman Truck Series race at Daytona.

NASCAR, however, had the final say, and the sanctioning body’s position was clear-cut, though it did appear to contradict statements made by NASCAR spokespersons in the aftermath of the Daytona Truck race.

“You cannot improve your position any time you go below the yellow line,” NASCAR vice president of corporate communications Jim Hunter said. “In our judgment, he [Smith] improved his position, and the penalty for that is a pass-through, so he was moved back to the tail end of the longest line, or 18th position.

“At the drivers’ meeting, we clearly state that you cannot improve your position by going below the yellow line. We do not feel he was forced below the yellow line. We respect Regan’s view, but we made the call, we think it’s the right call and the finish is final.” Source: Stewart wins after NASCAR disallows Smith’s pass

However you view it, it was a pretty exciting end to a race that removed most of the really good competition, here is how they finished:

1 34 20 Tony Stewart Toyota Subway / Home Depot 195/10 190 Running
2 5 15 Paul Menard Chevrolet Johns Manville / Menards 175/5 190 Running
3 16 6 David Ragan Ford AAA Travel 170/5 190 Running
4 17 31 Jeff Burton Chevrolet AT&T Mobility 165/5 190 Running
5 35 07 Clint Bowyer Chevrolet Jack Daniel’s 155/0 190 Running
6 32 43 Bobby Labonte Dodge Cheerios / Betty Crocker 150/0 190 Running
7 11 66 Scott Riggs Chevrolet Hunt Brothers Pizza 151/5 190 Running
8 42 7 Robby Gordon Dodge MAPEI / Menards 142/0 190 Running
9 20 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet Lowe’s / Kobalt Tools 143/5 190 Running
10 40 19 Elliott Sadler Dodge MONOPOLY at McDonald’s 139/5 190 Running
11 7 78 Joe Nemechek Chevrolet Furniture Row/DenverMattress.com 135/5 190 Running
12 14 00 Kenny Wallace Toyota Champion Mortgage 132/5 190 Running
13 3 8 Aric Almirola Chevrolet U.S. Army 129/5 190 Running
14 2 5 Casey Mears Chevrolet Pop-Tarts / CARQUEST 126/5 190 Running
15 37 18 Kyle Busch Toyota Pedigree 123/5 190 Running
16 43 96 Ken Schrader Toyota DLP HDTV 115/0 190 Running
17 23 45 Terry Labonte Dodge Marathon American Spirit Motor Oil 112/0 190 Running
18 4 01 Regan Smith Chevrolet DEI / Principal Financial Group 109/0 190 Running
19 25 55 Michael Waltrip Toyota NAPA AUTO PARTS 111/5 187 Running
20 39 29 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet Shell / Pennzoil 108/5 179 Running
21 33 2 Kurt Busch Dodge Miller Lite 105/5 177 Running
22 29 22 Dave Blaney Toyota Caterpillar 97/0 176 In Pit
23 30 41 Reed Sorenson Dodge Memorex 99/5 176 Running
24 22 16 Greg Biffle Ford 3M 96/5 174 Running
25 13 42 Juan Montoya Dodge Texaco / Havoline 93/5 173 In Pit
26 31 17 Matt Kenseth Ford DEWALT 90/5 173 Running
27 1 28 Travis Kvapil Ford Academy Sports + Outdoors 87/5 173 Running
28 15 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevrolet AMP Energy “Ride With Dale Jr.” / Nat’l Guard 84/5 173 Running
29 12 99 Carl Edwards Ford Office Depot 81/5 173 Running
30 6 33 Mike Wallace Chevrolet Realtree “Driven to the Outdoors” 73/0 169 Running
31 21 84 Mike Skinner Toyota Red Bull 70/0 160 Running
32 28 26 Jamie McMurray Ford BernzOmatic Fat Boy 72/5 159 Running
33 27 21 Jon Wood Ford Motorcraft 64/0 154 Running
34 8 70 Tony Raines Chevrolet iQ Drive 61/0 148 In Pit
35 9 83 Brian Vickers Toyota Red Bull 63/5 134 Running
36 38 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge Budweiser 60/5 112 In Pit
37 19 44 David Reutimann Toyota UPS 52/0 110 Out of Race
38 26 24 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet DuPont 54/5 104 In Pit
39 36 11 Denny Hamlin Toyota FedEx Express 51/5 98 Running
40 41 38 David Gilliland Ford Ford. Drive one. 43/0 68 Running
41 10 1 Martin Truex Jr. Chevrolet Bass Pro Shops / Tracker 45/5 68 Running
42 18 109 Sterling Marlin Chevrolet Miccosukee Resort & Gaming 37/0 68 Out of Race
43 24 12 Ryan Newman Dodge Samsung HDTV / Alltel 34/0 48 Out of Race

Here are the points standing for the 12 drivers in the Chase for the Cup:

1 — Jimmie Johnson 5718 Leader 30 5 5 12 18
2 — Carl Edwards 5646 -72 30 1 6 14 22
3 — Greg Biffle 5641 -77 30 2 2 11 14
4 — Jeff Burton 5619 -99 30 0 1 6 16
5 +2 Clint Bowyer 5566 -152 30 0 1 5 14
6 -1 Kevin Harvick 5547 -171 30 0 0 6 15
7 +4 Tony Stewart 5515 -203 30 0 1 10 15
8 -2 Jeff Gordon 5486 -232 30 3 0 10 14
9 — Matt Kenseth 5473 -245 30 0 0 8 17
10 -2 Dale Earnhardt Jr. 5469 -249 30 1 1 9 14
11 +1 Kyle Busch 5387 -331 30 2 8 15 17
12 -2 Denny Hamlin 5383 -335 30 1 1 9 15

Oct 05 2008

Jimmie Johnson Wins in Kansas, Stewart Takes Himself Out

I know this is a late posting, but I just wanted to make sure I commented on a couple things before they were too far in the past. The first was that attempted pass on Jimmie Johnson by Carl Edwards to win the race. I figured out why it didn’t work for him, he let off the gas, he had too. Anytime I have pulled a move like that in a Nascar race in any video game, you have to hold it too the floor and try to keep your momentum up, if, at any point, he let off the gas to straighten himself up, then that is where he screwed up.

Here’s a video with Carl talking about it.

It was one hell of a try in my opinion and hopefully we can see more all out action like this in the future. Nascar.com even put up an article with drivers with similar moves and stories here called Drivers respect Edwards’ last-lap effort at Kansas.

The other thing I thought was hilarious was when Tony Stewart wrecked himself when he tried to spin Brian Vickers during this race, because, earlier Vickers had kind of blocked Stewart in the pits, so I think he was trying to spin him as payback. Check it out.
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Jul 30 2008

Tony Stewart Shoving USAC Official

Not sure what happened at this [tag]USAC[/tag] race in Indy, but Tony was pretty upset about something. Of course, it doesn’t take much to get Tony upset, but the USAC officials should’ve ejected him right there, I would not take that from anyone, those officials have got more important stuff on their minds like safety and making sure the race is run fairly. If I was Nascar, I would be talking to him about it as well, being that he will be a car owner next year as well as a driver, he needs to know the lines not to cross right now, such as putting your hands on a low paid official, any official, in any way shape or form is not allowed.

Maybe a good punishment would be to park his driver as pushing and getting violent with any official should end your day.

Added: Just saw this on the Nascar section at AOL Fanhouse, Stewart has been fined $10,000 for the incident and Tony Stewart Racing was placed on probation for the rest of the USAC season.

Tony Stewart was fined $10,000 Monday for what the U.S. Auto Club deemed unsportsmanlike conduct during a midget race last week at O’Reilly Raceway Park. Tony Stewart Racing also was placed on probation for the remainder of the USAC season.

Stewart reportedly knocked a radio headset off the head of one USAC official and shoved another following a ruling Thursday involving Stewart’s car, driven by Tracy Hines. Stewart Fined $10,000 for Conduct

Feb 17 2008

Stewart Wins First Nationwide Series Race at Daytona

Tony Stewart won the Busch Nationwide race today in Daytona, beating Kyle Busch and, you guessed it, Dale Earnhardt Jr. at the end of the race, with Busch blocking Jr. to finish second. Kyle also came in second the night before in the truck series race, losing to Todd Bodine and driving past Johnny Benson for second. Appears tomorrow’s race is going to be a good one, with Kyle and Dale running so well every time they get in a car, they are going to be hard to beat.

Polesitter Tony Stewart repelled a strong challenge from teammate Kyle Busch and Dale Earnhardt Jr. to win the Camping World 300 Nationwide Series race Saturday at Daytona International Speedway.

Stewart surged to the lead on Lap 117 of 120 and stayed there as the rest of the field diced for position behind him. On the final lap, Busch blocked Earnhardt’s last-ditch attempt to improve his position and all but assured the victory for Stewart, who crossed the finish line .259 seconds ahead of Busch, with Earnhardt .412 seconds back.

Brian Vickers ran fourth, followed by Matt Kenseth, rookie Bryan Clauson, Greg Biffle, Denny Hamlin, David Ragan and defending series champion Carl Edwards. Source: Stewart starts, finishes first in N’wide season-opener

Feb 12 2008

Kurt Busch and Tony Stewart Videos

This is a quick first post for 2008, here are the Kurt Busch and Tony Stewart videos that everyone is looking for from this years Daytona racing action.

Here are some links to articles discussing the crash, the pit road incident, and both meetings with Nascar and what happened inside.

Tony Stewart, Kurt Busch placed on probation for six races

NASCAR warns Stewart, Busch to avoid each other

Sep 30 2007

2nd Rain Delay at Kansas

Tony Stewart is sitting in the cat bird’s sear right now, as most of the leaders and those in the chase had already pitted and were riding around in the back before the red flag came out to stop the race because of rain. If the race is stopped right now, Tony would have around a 45 point lead over 2nd place, and would be leading by over 110 points over Gordon, the series leader coming into Kansas.

Note: As I type this, they are trying to dry the track, as the rain has slowed, but has not quit completely.

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