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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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9 days ago  |  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...
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12 days ago  |  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...
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14 days ago  |  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....
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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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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...
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15 days ago  |  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...
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16 days ago  |  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...
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18 days ago  |  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...
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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...
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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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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...
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19 days ago  |  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...
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19 days ago  |  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...
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19 days ago  |  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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Statistical Preview of the Cheez-It 355 at Watkins Glen

Tony Stewart and Marcos Ambrose both need a win in order to get into the 'Chase' and Sunday's race at Watkins Glen represents the best chance to get the win that will salvage their seasons. Nobody has won more at the Glen in Sprint Cup than Stewart (5 times), and Ambrose has 1 win and 5 top-5 finishes in 6 career starts here. Last year might have been a second win...
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NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Weekend Preview: 400

With six races left until the start of the chase, the Sprint Cup boys (and girl) are off to summer in the Poconos. In the season’s second trip to Pocono Raceway, the weather is hotter, the track is slicker, and the race presents a slightly different set of challenges. From the usual fuel strategy, to […] The post NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Weekend Preview: 400 appeared...
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July 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Statistical Preview of the Crown Royal Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis

Chevrolet has won the last 11 races at Indianapolis, and one Chevy driver who would like to continue the streak is 2-time Brickyard winner Tony Stewart. Currently 19th in the points and with zero wins in 2014, the Indiana native desperately needs a victory -- something he has never gone an entire Sprint Cup season without -- in order to qualify for a spot in the 'Chase'....
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July 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Brad Keselowski injured celebrating win Brad Keselowski’s celebration after Saturday night’s win at Kentucky Speedway landed him in the infield care center to get four stitches on his hand.  “We were playing around with some champagne bottles and as I told my good friend, ‘We should have stuck with beer,’” Keselowski said. “We were having too much fun with champagne and one of the bottles broke...
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June 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Dale Earnhardt Jr: ‘Feels good’ to finally win at Pocono

Dale Earnhardt Jr. punched his ticket to the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup by winning his second race this season on Sunday at Pocono Raceway. Earnhardt passed runner-up Brad Keselowski when his car began to overheat due to a piece of trash on his front end. “Brad had the better car; he had me beat,” said Earnhardt, via “I’ve lost some in some strange ways...
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June 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Pocono 400 Preview: The Math Is Simple for the Tricky Triangle

We’re half way to the chase with ten different winners, three of whom have been to Victory Lane multiple times. Will Sunday’s Pocono 400 bring us another new winner? Will we see another repeat? Let’s give the Magic 8-Ball a shake and see what we get. Looking back, five different drivers have conquered “The […] The post Pocono 400 Preview: The Math Is Simple for the Tricky...
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June 04, 2014  |  Discuss

NASCAR announces Hall of Fame class of 2015 NASCAR announced Wednesday the inductees who will comprise the 2015 class of the NASCAR Hall of Fame. Bill Elliott, Fred Lorenzen, Wendell Scott, Joe Weatherly and Rex White will be the sixth five-person group in NASCAR Hall of Fame history.   Voting for next year’s class was as follows: Bill Elliott (87%), Wendell Scott (58%), Joe Weatherly (53%), Rex White (43%)...
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May 21, 2014  |  Discuss
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