Found September 01, 2012 on
Tony Stewart turned a lap around Atlanta Motor Speedway in 29.787 seconds on Friday to claim the pole for Sunday night’s AdvoCare 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at the track. After his lap, Stewart was quick to credit Stewart-Haas Racing teammate Ryan Newman.
“That lap is 100 percent due to Ryan Newman,” Stewart said. “If it weren’t for him, we wouldn’t be on the pole, probably.”
Stewart said that after Newman made his run, he walked over to Stewart to tell him the best way around the race track. Obviously, the advice from the seven-time Atlanta pole sitter worked.
Greg Biffle turned in a 29.863-second lap to claim the provisional pole starting position for a time, but after being knocked from the top of the scoring pylon by Stewart, Biffle will start second on Sunday, but still on the front row.
“It was quite a bit better than practice was,” Biffle said of the handling of his car from practice to qualifying. “It sort of hurts, though, to qualify second like we did today.”
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Credit the relentless fighting spirit of Ryan Newman and the No. 39 U.S. Army Medicine Chevrolet team for Stewart-Haas Racing (SHR) as they positioned themselves for a much-needed top-10 finish in the AdvoCare 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race Sunday night at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
The team diligently waged a night-long battle to overcome stubborn handling issues on the lightning...
KANNAPOLIS, N.C. – Ryan Newman and his U.S. Army Racing team may have been knocked down, but they refuse to give up and they will not accept defeat.
Following a night-ending accident that resulted in a disappointing 36th-place finish Saturday at Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway, Newman dropped two positions to 15th in the driver standings and, most importantly, out of a wild-card...
Three-time and defending NASCAR champion Tony Stewart will not have current co-primary sponsor Office Depot in 2013.
The company sponsored 22 of the 38 NASCAR Sprint Cup races with Stewart this season. Mobil 1, which is returning, sponsored the other 16.
Stewart-Haas Racing spokesman Mike Arning said Office Depot may return to the team in a different role.
"The 14 car still...
Tony Stewart will be looking for another co-primary sponsor after it was announced Office Depot won't be returning in 2013.
The news came from team spokesman Mike Arning on Sunday, shortly before the defending Sprint Cup champion started from the pole in the NASCAR race at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
Mobil 1 is set to return as a primary backer for about half the races next year...
Atlanta Motor Speedway only hosts one Sprint Cup event these days, but it's a big one: the Advocare 500, held on Labor Day weekend, and the penultimate round of the regular season before the start of the Chase for the Sprint Cup. As such, this is a critical race for drivers on the fringe of a Chase berth, as some drivers will lock in spots and others will jostle for a wild card...