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NSCS: Tony Stewart Does The Impossible, 200-Mile-Per-Hour Lap In Texas

FORT WORTH, Tex. – Back in 1997, when Atlanta Motor Speedway was reconfigured, Geoff Bodine ripped off a lap of 197.478 mph, which at the time was a jaw-dropping, all-time stock car record for a lap at a 1.5-mile race track. That record stood nearly 17 years, but earlier this season Kevin Harvick kept his foot in the gas all the way around the Texas Motor Speedway and topped the...
Via Rubbings Racing
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Tony Stewart has no ‘desire’ to get back in a sprint car

Tony Stewart says he may never get back in a sprint car again following the death of Kevin Ward Jr. “I would say it’s going to be a long time before you ever see me in a sprint car again, if ever. I don’t have any desire at this moment to get back in a car,” Stewart told The Associated Press in his first interview since a grand jury decided he would not be charged in Ward’s...
Via Sports-Glory
September 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Stewart not charged by grand jury in death of Kevin Ward Jr.

Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports NASCAR driver Tony Stewart will not face criminal charges for his role in the on-track death of sprint car driver Kevin Ward Jr. A 23-member grand jury reviewed evidence from the Ontario County District Attorney’s office and found there was no basis for criminal charges, D.A. Michael Tantillo announced Wednesday. Tantillo also said Ward was under...
Via Sports-Glory
September 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Tony Stewart case sent to grand jury

The Ontario County of New York District Attorney’s office announced Tuesday that they will send evidence from its investigation into the Kevin Ward Jr.-Tony Stewart incident to a grand jury. The statement from Michael Tantillo, Ontario County District Atttorney, reads in full: “Over the past several weeks I have reviewed with members of the Ontario County Sheriff’s Department...
Via Sports-Glory
September 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Tony Stewart Returns At Atlanta Motor Speedway

It was announced yesterday that Tony Stewart would return to racing this weekend for the Sprint Cup Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway. In advance of today’s practice sessions, he addressed the media for the first time since the tragic incident that led to the death of Kevin Ward Jr. I’m going to go against […] The post Tony Stewart Returns At Atlanta Motor Speedway appeared...
Via Outside Analysis
August 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Tony Stewart: Kevin Ward Jr.'s death will 'affect my life forever'

HAMPTON, Ga. — Speaking quietly and with a trembling voice, NASCAR superstar Tony Stewart said Friday that the death of Kevin Ward Jr. will “affect my life forever” as he returned to the track for the first time since his car struck and killed the fellow driver during a sprint-car race in New York three weeks ago. “I’ve taken the last couple of weeks off out of respect...
Via NESN.com
August 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Tony Stewart: Kevin Ward’s death will ‘affect my life forever’

Tony Stewart addressed the media for the first time since his car struck and killed Kevin Ward Jr. during a sprint-car race in New York. “This has been one of the toughest tragedies I’ve ever had to deal with, both professionally and personally. This is something that will definitely affect my life forever,” said Stewart. “This is a sadness and a pain that I hope no one has...
Via Sports-Glory
August 29, 2014  |  Discuss

NSCS: Stewart to Return to Action at Atlanta

HAMPTON, Ga. — Tony Stewart will return to action this weekend at Atlanta Motor Speedway, climbing behind the wheel of the No. 14 Mobil 1 Chevrolet for the first time since the tragic accident during a sprint car race at Canandaigua Motorsports Park on Aug. 9. Stewart has missed the past three NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races at Watkins Glen International, Michigan International...
Via Rubbings Racing
August 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Tony Stewart to race Sunday at Atlanta Motor Speedway

Stewart-Haas Racing announced Thursday that three-time Sprint Cup Series champion Tony Stewart will return to racing this weekend at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Stewart has not raced since Aug. 9 when he struck and killed Kevin Ward Jr.  during a sprint car race at Canandaigua Motorsports Park in upstate New York. Kevin Ward, 20, exited his car and was walking down the first track...
Via Sports-Glory
August 28, 2014  |  Discuss

NSCS: Stewart to Miss Bristol Motor Speedway

KANNAPOLIS, N.C. — Stewart-Hass Racing announced Tuesday that Jeff Burton will once again pilot the No. 14 Chevrolet at the Bristol Motor Speedway this weekend. This will be the third race in-a-row where Tony Stewart has missed a NASCAR Sprint Cup series race since the Sprint Car crash almost three weekend’s ago. It is still unclear when Stewart will get back into his ride. Rumors...
Via Rubbings Racing
August 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Racing Rule Changes or Lip Service?

In the wake of last Saturday’s fatal on-track incident between Tony Stewart and Kevin Ward Jr., there have been a few unexpected developments. The autopsy revealed that Kevin Ward Jr.’s death was cause by “massive blunt trauma” and the investigation, still ongoing, has revealed no surprises and charges have yet to be filed. However, Stewart […] The post Racing Rule Changes...
Via Outside Analysis
August 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Frood: Tony Stewart Dealing With Quite a Bit of Grief

KANNAPOLIS, N.C. — The grief that Kevin Ward Jr.’s family has endured in the week since his tragic death at Canadaigua Speedway has been well documented, and is very understandable. However little has been said by Tony Stewart, and we haven’t actually seen him since that fateful night. On Friday morning, a press conference led by Stewart-Haas Racing helped paint a picture of...
Via Rubbings Racing
August 15, 2014  |  Discuss

NASCAR adds new rule: Drivers can’t exit cars after incidents

NASCAR announced Friday that it has implemented a new rule, Section 9-16, prohibiting drivers from exiting their cars after on-track incidents. Section 9-16 On-Track Incident Procedure During an Event, if a racecar is involved in an on track incident and/or is stopped on or near the racing surface and unable to continue to make forward progress, unless extenuating emergency conditions...
Via Sports-Glory
August 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Stewart to sit out next NASCAR race, Jeff Burton to replace

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Tony Stewart will not race Sunday at Michigan International Speedway, skipping a second straight NASCAR Sprint Cup race since striking and killing a driver in a dirt-track race at a small New York track. Stewart announced the decision in a statement Thursday. His plans for the rest of the season have not been determined. Jeff Burton will drive Stewart’s No....
Via NESN.com
August 14, 2014  |  Discuss

NSCS: Burton Announced to Drive No. 14 at Michigan

KANNAPOLIS, N.C. — Stewart-Haas Racing driver, Tony Stewart, has announced that he will not race at the Michigan International Speedway this weekend. Stewart-Haas Racing will have Jeff Burton behind the wheel of the No. 14 Chevrolet. Burton has 40 starts at the 2.0-mile oval and still looks to score his first win there. He’s driven to four top-five and 11 top-10 finishes there...
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August 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Kevin Harvick: Stewart would never hit anyone ‘on purpose’

NASCAR driver Kevin Harvick said he doesn’t think Tony Stewart would ever intentionally hit another driver. Stewart struck and killed 20-year-old Kevin Ward Jr. during a dirt-track race Saturday night in upstate New York. Harvick, who drives the No. 4 car for Stewart-Haas Racing, said Stewart has the “biggest heart of anybody in that garage.” “Tony Stewart is a great person...
Via Sports-Glory
August 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Father of killed driver questions Tony Stewart’s actions

Kevin Ward Sr., the father of Kevin Ward Jr., spoke to The Syracuse Post-Standard about his sons death, and questions why NASCAR driver Tony Stewart was the only driver on the track to not see his son. Ward Jr. was sent into the wall after making contact with Stewart in a Empire Super Sprint race on Saturday night.  Ward got out of his car and walked onto the track, where he was...
Via Sports-Glory
August 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Tony Stewart pulls out of Indiana dirt track race

NASCAR driver Tony Stewart has pulled out of an upcoming dirt track race in Plymouth, Indiana. Plymouth Speedway announced the news that Stewart would not race Saturday. “We at Plymouth Speedway extend our deepest condolences and prayers to the family of Kevin Ward Jr. and thoughts and prayers to Tony Stewart and his family. Tony Stewart will not be racing at Plymouth Speedway...
Via Sports-Glory
August 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Tony Stewart needs some time away from racing

Some sports need individual athletes for its desired success. Basketball needs LeBron James. Golf needs Tiger Woods. Baseball needs Mike Trout. NASCAR needs Dale Earnhardt Jr. These athletes generate huge interest throughout the sporting world just by stepping foot onto the court/course/field/track. Contrarily, some athletes need their sport. The classic example is a declining athlete...
Via isportsweb.com
August 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Tony Stewart will not race on Sunday after hitting, killing Kevin Ward Jr.

Tony Stewart will not race in Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup race after he struck and killed sprint car driver Kevin Ward Jr., during a race in upstate New York on Saturday night. Greg Zipadelli, the competition director for Stewart-Haas racing, announced the decision Sunday morning. “[Stewart] feels strongly this is the right thing to do. We at SHR support it and agree with it...
Via Sports-Glory
August 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Tony Stewart won’t race at Watkins Glen following fatal accident (Photo)

NASCAR driver Tony Stewart pulled out of the NASCAR race at Watkins Glen on Sunday after hitting and killing 20-year-old sprint car driver Kevin Ward Jr., at a dirt track race at Canandaigua Motorsports Park in Canandaigua, N.Y., Saturday night.
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August 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Tony Stewart struck, killed driver in sprint car

NASCAR driver Tony Stewart struck and killed sprint car driver Kevin Ward Jr. late Saturday night during a dirt-track race at Canandaigua (N.Y.) Motorsports Park, the Ontario County Sheriff’s Department announced early Sunday morning. Stewart, 43, will race at Watkins Glen International on Sunday.  Stewart-Haas Racing vice president of competition Greg Zipadelli called Stewart...
Via Sports-Glory
August 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Police: Tony Stewart struck, killed driver with sprint car

Fans of auto racing often see the frequent dust-ups and altercations between drivers at all levels and forms of the sport. At the top levels of NASCAR I have always wondered and feared the day when a competitor crosses the line with catastrophic consequences. On Saturday night we saw a horrific example of the worst that motorsports can bring, as NASCAR star Tony Stewart struck and...
Via Midwest Sports Fans
August 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Sprint Car Driver Killed After Being Run Over By Tony Stewart

CANANDAIGUA, N.Y. — Late Saturday evening, multiple reports surfaced on social media websites Facebook and Twitter about an alleged altercation between NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Tony Stewart and another driver during a sprint car race at Canandaigua Motorsports Park. Although the information tricking in from the track is unconfirmed and spotty, the local sheriff’s office...
Via Rubbings Racing
August 10, 2014  |  Discuss

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Cheez-It 355 at the Glen Preview

Pocono is in the rear view and the Sprint Cup Series is headed to Watkins Glen for the second and final road course event of the season. The road course races are often regarded as wild cards, and you would think that this would be a good opportunity for an as yet winless driver to […] The post NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Cheez-It 355 at the Glen Preview appeared first on The Outside Analysis.
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August 05, 2014  |  Discuss
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