Originally written on Rubbings Racing  |  Last updated 8/28/14
It’s been a whirlwind season of sorts for Tony Stewart so far in 2013. (Photo Credit: Patrick Smith/Getty Images) By: Toby Christie – Follow on Twitter @Tobalical Tony Stewart has drawn comparisons over his NASCAR Sprint Cup Series career to the legendary Dale Earnhardt. Sunday in the Coca-Cola 600, Stewart captured just his second top-ten finish of what’s been a frustrating — to say the least — 2013 campaign. But this in turn has drawn another comparison to The Intimidator, at least in my mind. Earnhardt’s 1992 season was the disappointing season that was smack-dab in the middle of two sets of back-to-back championship seasons (1990-1991 and 1993-1994). Since 1989, NASCAR had been fazing out the bias-ply racing tire that teams had been using for what seemed like forever. By 1992, the faze out was complete, and teams were forced to use nothing but the new radial tires after the Food City 500 at Bristol early in the ’92 season. Many attribute this to Earnhardt’s horrid season, but ev...
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