Tony Stewart, Stewart-Haas Racing
Mon, 17 Feb 2014 10:11:40 -0800
Stewart-Haas Racing drivers Danica Patrick and Tony Stewart and Phoenix Racing driver Bobby Labonte all blew their engines during practice for the Daytona 500 Saturday, Feb. 15. "It's just a motor. If it was getting ready for the race you would be a little more concerned," Stewart said. "It's just for qualifying. They pay the big check a week from tomorrow, not tomorrow." All three engines were from Hendrick Motorsports, and all three teams will now be forced to start from the back of the field for the race.
Mon, 17 Feb 2014 10:11:18 -0800
Stewart-Haas Racing driver Tony Stewart (leg) raced 50 smooth laps over the weekend at Daytona International Speedway. Stewart is coming into this season 20 pounds lighter. "There's zero percentage of pain in the car. That was nice," Stewart said. "I thought we would have some kind of ache or pain, but it was like putting on an old pair of shoes again." He does not have a backup driver lined up for Daytona.
Thu, 13 Feb 2014 17:20:49 -0800
Stewart-Haas Racing driver Tony Stewart (leg) is scheduled to be back in a race car Friday, Feb. 14, for the first time since breaking his right leg last August. He'll be doing two practice sessions at Daytona International Speedway. Stewart said his leg is 65 percent healed, but his team is doing everything they can to make him comfortable in the No. 14 Chevrolet. A special pad was ordered to keep his knees from banging into the steering column. "The perfect scenario: everything would be healed 100 percent and we wouldn't be talking about it. But the bone is still about 65 percent healed right now. But as far as muscles and everything, the strength is coming much quicker than I thought it was going to be," Stewart said.
Thu, 09 Jan 2014 12:06:34 -0800
Stewart-Haas Racing driver Tony Stewart (leg) said he'll be fully ready to race when the Sprint Cup scheduled opens next month. He missed the last 15 races of the 2013 season with a broken right leg. Stewart's first day in the car will be Feb. 14, which is 10 days before the Daytona 500. He doesn't think he'll be 100 percent when he's back in the car, but he'll "be able to do my job 100 percent."
Wed, 20 Nov 2013 09:59:33 -0800
Stewart-Haas Racing announced Tuesday, Nov. 19, that Chad Johnston will be the new crew chief for driver Tony Stewart. Johnston had been the crew chief for Michael Waltrip Racing driver Martin Truex Jr. this season. Greg Zipadelli will serve as vice president of competition and is responsible for managing all four Sprint Cup teams.
Thu, 17 Oct 2013 08:40:57 -0700
Stewart-Haas Racing driver Tony Stewart's (leg) third surgery on his broken right leg was to treat an infection that "popped up" after he started to walk again. "I was more worried about bones healing and skin healing," Stewart said. "The doctor was more worried about infection and really said the first two months were kind of the critical time. We were at the end of that two months for the most part and, all of a sudden, a spot popped up that was infected and that caused the surgery last week." He remains on track to return to racing for the Sprint Cup opener at Daytona next year.
Tue, 08 Oct 2013 09:16:15 -0700
Stewart-Haas Racing driver Tony Stewart (leg) underwent a third surgery on his broken right leg Monday, Oct. 7, to examine and close a wound on his shin that was related to his broken tibia he suffered Aug. 5. Stewart remains in the hospital. The procedure was proactive, and the team expects Stewart to be back next season.
Wed, 04 Sep 2013 10:54:31 -0700
Stewart-Haas Racing driver Tony Stewart (leg) fully expects to race in the Sprint Cup opening Daytona 500 next season. Stewart admits to being fatigued around the race at Indianapolis in late July, two weeks before he broke his leg in the spring car crash at Iowa. "I am going to get back in a (sprint) car eventually. There's no time frame on when I'm going to get back in one, but I'm definitely going to cut back the amount of races, just on scheduling purposes more than anything," he said.
Mon, 19 Aug 2013 12:21:00 -0700
Stewart-Haas Racing announced Monday, Aug. 19, that driver Tony Stewart (leg) will officially miss the remainder of the Sprint Cup season after missing the last two races with a broken right tibia and fibula. Driver Mark Martin will replace Stewart in the No. 14 Chevrolet for 12 of the final 13 races, beginning this weekend at Bristol Motor Speedway. Driver Austin Dillon will drive for the team at Talladega Superspeedway. Martin has been given his release from Michael Waltrip Racing and the No. 55 car, where he was scheduled to drive 10 of the final 13 races. Driver Brian Vickers, who will take over full time in the car next year, will drive those races. Stewart is expected to return for preseason testing in January. Stewart's No. 14 car is 13th in owners points, 10 out of the top 10.
Mon, 19 Aug 2013 10:24:04 -0700
Stewart-Haas Racing is working on a deal to finalize putting driver Mark Martin in the No. 14 Chevrolet to replace driver Tony Stewart (leg) for most, if not the rest, of the Sprint Cup season. Martin would be in the car starting in the Cup race at Bristol Motor Speedway this weekend. An official announcement is expected to come Monday, Aug. 19. Martin has the support from Michael Waltrip Racing to leave the No. 55 car to fill in for Stewart. Martin would likely drive in every race Stewart missed aside from Talladega, where driver Austin Dillon could fill in.
Fantasy Tip: Martin gambled on fuel at Michigan International Speedway yesterday and wound up finishing second to Joey Logano. Martin can still be effective at the right tracks, and he'll have increased value, depending on the week, if he is cleared to drive for SHR for the rest of the season.
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