TONY STEWART NEWS

Tony Stewart lends plane to injured Justin Wilson's family

Tony Stewart was nowhere near Pocono Raceway on Sunday, when IndyCar driver Justin Wilson suffered a serious head injury in an on-track incident. But the three-time NASCAR champion still found a way to make his presence known in Long Pond, Pa. With Wilson airlifted to Lehigh Valley Hospital in Allentown, Pa., Stewart donated his private plane to Wilson’s family, according to...
Via NESN.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Ward family files wrongful death lawsuit against Tony Stewart

    The family of Kevin Ward Jr. on Friday filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Tony Stewart, who killed their son during an Empire Super Sprints race nearly a year ago. Stewart, a three-time Sprint Cup champion, ran into Ward at high speeds while the race was under caution. An angry Ward had gotten out of his car to confront Stewart, who hit Ward as he zoomed by. The case...
Via Larry Brown Sports
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Stewart, Patrick, Dillon and The King Headline Darlington Hospitality

TONY STEWART, DANICA PATRICK, AUSTIN DILLON, RICHARD PETTY SCHEDULED TO APPEAR IN DARLINGTON STRIPE ZONE HOSPITALITY All-inclusive packages at Darlington Raceway still available for fans to get up-close-and-personal with NASCAR stars DARLINGTON, SOUTH CAROLINA (May 19, 2015) – A star-studded lineup of NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers has been confirmed for the Darlington Stripe...
Via Motor Racing Digest
May 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Kyle Busch to return for Sprint All-Star Race: ‘Im back’

Kyle Busch, out since  the start of the season with a broken right leg and broken left foot, will return for the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race this weekend at Charlotte Motor Speedway. He has missed the first 11 races of the season. Busch, 30, suffered the injuries in a Feb. 21 accident at Daytona International Speedway.  He has a rod in his right leg and plates and screws in...
Via Sports-Glory
May 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Winners and Losers – Kansas Edition

Photo Credit: Rusty Jarrett/HHP Posted by: Dave Thompson, follow @phillyfan17 May 11, 2015 Winners Jimmie Johnson – Johnson and the No. 48 team struggled in qualifying and started 19th on Saturday night and even found himself outside the top-30 early in the race, but strategy would earn him win three of the season. For Johnson, it marked his 73rd career victory and moved the...
Via Motor Racing Digest
May 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Tony Stewart Post-Race Report – Kansas

Stewart Can’t Catch a Break in Kansas Bass Pro Shops/Mobil 1 Driver Finishes 39th After Accident Date:  May 9, 2015 Event:  SpongeBob SquarePants 400 (Round 11 of 36) Series:  NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Location:  Kansas Speedway in Kansas City (1.5-mile oval) Start/Finish:  16th/39th (Running, completed 258 of 267 laps) Point Standing:  30th (179 points, 258 out...
Via Motor Racing Digest
May 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Danica Patrick losing GoDaddy sponsorship

USA Today Sports NASCAR driver Danica Patrick is in the final year of her contract at Stewart-Haas Racing and is losing her primary sponsor and longtime benefactor next season. According to USA Today Sports, GoDaddy will not return to NASCAR in 2016.  GoDaddy is looking to sign Patrick to a personal services contract but will no longer sponsor her No. 10 Chevrolet race car...
Via Sports-Glory
April 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Kurt Busch wins Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond

  Kurt Busch dominated the Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond International Raceway on Sunday for his first win of the season. Busch, who was suspended by NASCAR for the first three races of the 2015 NASCAR Sprint CupSeries season, led 291 laps. “It’s a great feeling. We’ve just been building and building toward this. When you’re accused of something, and things...
Via Sports-Glory
April 26, 2015  |  Discuss

NASCAR penalizes Ryan Newman for tire tampering

Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports The No. 31 team that competes in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series has been penalized for tampering with their tires during the March 22 race at Auto Club Speedway. NASCAR docked Ryan Newman 75 points and suspended his crew chief Luke Lambert for six races and fined him $125,000.  He’s also been placed on NASCAR probation through Dec. 31. Newman’s engineer...
Via Sports-Glory
March 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Denny Hamlin ends Toyota’s 32-race winless streak

  Denny Hamlin passed teammate Matt Kenseth for the lead with 28 laps to go Sunday and ended Toyota’s 32-race winless streak in the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Martinsville Speedway. The driver of the Joe Gibbs Racing No. 11 held off a late charge by Brad Keselowski in Sunday’s STP 500  for his 25th career race. Joey Logano, Matt Kenseth and David Ragan rounded...
Via Sports-Glory
March 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Dale Earnhardt Jr. explains his method for dealing with angry drivers

Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports While some drivers resort to shoving and even throwing punches during post-race confrontations, NASCAR’s most popular driver deals with angry drivers by taking them to dinner. Dale Earnhardt Jr. spoke with Jeff Gluck of USA Today Sports in a wide-ranging interview recently and was asked what he does to deal with an angry driver. Q: What’s your...
Via Sports-Glory
March 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Watch: Brad Keselowski passes Kurt Busch on final lap to win at Fontana

  Brad Keselowski somehow went from 18th place to victory lane after yellow flags started flying. A caution for debris allowed Keselowski to move up to sixth.  On a second flag, he took four new tires while Harvick and Busch got only two. Keselowski passed Kurt Busch on the final lap of a second attempt at a green-white-checkered finish to win at Auto Club Speedway. “At...
Via Sports-Glory
March 22, 2015  |  Discuss

NASCAR lifts Kurt Busch’s suspension

Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports NASCAR announced Wednesday that driver Kurt Busch has been reinstated, 12 days after he agreed to the sanctioning body’s terms and conditions necessary to restore his competition license. The decision comes six days after the Delaware Attorney General’s office declined to file criminal charges against Busch over an alleged incident of domestic...
Via Sports-Glory
March 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Danica Patrick ruined Jeff Gordon’s day

Instead of starting as pole-setter, Jeff Gordon will have to start Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway from the back of the 43-car field after damaging his car in the closing stages of the final practice session for the Kobalt Tools 400. Danica Patrick spun her car exiting Turn 2 in front of Gordon, who was unable to move before his No. 24 Chevrolet...
Via Sports-Glory
March 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Kurt Busch will not face any charges for domestic abuse case

NASCAR driver Kurt Busch will not be charged by the Delaware Attorney General’s office for the alleged assault of his ex-girlfriend Patricia Driscoll at Dover International Speedway last September. “After a thorough consideration of all of the available information about the case, it is determined that the admissible evidence and available witnesses would likely be insufficient...
Via Sports-Glory
March 05, 2015  |  Discuss

NASCAR hopes new rule will decrease fighting on pit road

NASCAR reminded teams of new rules for 2015 before Sunday’s Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway. After the race, all drivers will have to stop on pit road, rather than head directly back to the garage, as NASCAR collects the tapered spacer from each car. Each team may only send out two crew members onto pit road to aid the driver and the removal of the spacer...
Via Sports-Glory
March 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Stolen NASCAR found by police in Suburban Atlanta

Police have found Travis Kvapil’s Team Xtreme Sprint Cup car, which was stolen from a hotel parking lot near Atlanta Motor Speedway on Friday. Team XTREME announced on Twitter that the car was discovered early Saturday northwest of Atlanta in Gwinnett County, about 20 miles away from where it was taken. Official Teamxtreme44 @TravisKvapil @NASCAR car found by @Gwinnettcounty...
Via Sports-Glory
February 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Team Xtreme withdraws from NASCAR race after car stolen

Team Xtreme Racing has withdrawn the No. 44 Chevrolet from Sunday’s Sprint Cup race at Atlanta Motor Speedway after its only available vehicle was stolen from a Drury Inn parking lot in Murrow, reports USA Today Sports. Team owner John Cohen told USA Today Sports that the team will enter the event next weekend at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Travis Kvapil was preparing to qualify...
Via Sports-Glory
February 27, 2015  |  Discuss

NASCAR driver Travis Kvapil: My Sprint Cup car was stolen

Travis Kvapil tweeted Friday that his Sprint Cup Series race car for this weekend’s race at Atlanta Motor Speedway was stolen. Sgt. Larry Oglesby of the Morrow (Ga.) Police Department told ESPN.com that they are treating this matter as a stolen vehicle after a report was filed at 5:50 a.m. at the Drury Inn. The Team Xtreme truck and trailer with the race car inside was stolen...
Via Sports-Glory
February 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Tony Stewart now 0-for-17 at Daytona 500

  Tony Stewart’s Daytona 500 drought continues. Stewart slipped up the track and into the outside wall out of turn four on lap 42, damaging the car’s steering mechanism.  The cars of Matt Kenseth and Ryan Blaney were also significantly damaged in the five car wreck. Stewart eventually returned to the track – 64 laps down – and completed 72 laps before parking the No...
Via Sports-Glory
February 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Joey Logano wins Dayton 500

  Joey Logano won his first career Daytona 500 on Sunday at Daytona International Speedway. The Team Penske driver led 31 laps and took the lead for good on Lap 191. The race went into overtime and ended under caution on Lap 203. NASCAR needed nearly seven minutes to clean the track. “I’m still in complete awe. I don’t know what to say,” Logano told Fox Sports in Victory...
Via Sports-Glory
February 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Kyle Busch will miss Daytona 500

  NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Kyle Busch will miss Sunday’s season-opening Daytona 500 after suffering a right leg injury during a hard crash into an interior concrete wall Saturday at Daytona International Speedway. Busch had his right leg placed in an air cast before being transported to Halifax Health Medical Center. Busch was supposed to start fourth Sunday in the...
Via Sports-Glory
February 21, 2015  |  Discuss

NASCAR suspends Kurt Busch Indefinitely

Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports NASCAR suspended Kurt Busch indefinitely on Friday after Delaware court ruled that Busch “committed an act of domestic violence” against former girlfriend Patricia Driscoll on Sept. 24, 2014. A Kent County (Del.) family court commissioner granted Driscoll’s request for a year-long protective order Monday. NASCAR statement: “Given the serious...
Via Sports-Glory
February 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Danica Patrick confronts Denny Hamlin

  For the second time this week, Danica Patrick, driver of the Stewart-Haas Racing No. 10 Chevrolet, had a wrecked race car and on both occasions she blamed fellow driver Denny Hamlin. One day after an incident with Hamlin during practice had sent her bouncing off the wall, Patrick was spun at Daytona International Speedway during the second of two Budweiser Duel qualifying...
Via Sports-Glory
February 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Jeff Gordon wins Daytona 500 pole

Peter Casey-USA TODAY Sports Jeff Gordon, driver of the No. 24 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet SS, won the pole for the Daytona 500 on Sunday at Daytona International Speedway. Joining Gordon on the front row for next Sunday’s Great American Race will be Jimmie Johnson, driver of the No. 48 HMS Chevrolet SS. Gordon, who announced last month that this will be his final full-time...
Via Sports-Glory
February 15, 2015  |  Discuss
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