Tony Stewart, Stewart-Haas Racing
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.
Fri, 16 Aug 2013 09:00:12 -0700
Stewart-Haas Racing driver Tony Stewart (leg) has been resting at home after having surgery on his right leg. "He's supposed to be in bed and keep his leg elevated above his heart for the next seven days ... just to keep the swelling and stuff of that nature down," competition director Greg Zipadelli said. It's very possible that he won't return to drive at all this season. The team is working on plans for replacement drivers for the rest of the season.
Mon, 12 Aug 2013 15:07:07 -0700
Stewart-Haas Racing announced Monday, Aug. 12, that driver Austin Dillon will fill in for driver Tony Stewart (leg) in the Sprint Cup race at Michigan International Speedway Sunday, Aug. 18. "I've watched Austin for many years and at each stage of his racing career, he's been successful," Stewart said in a statement from SHR. "He's proven to be a very fast learner, and he's able to adapt quickly. Being the youngest champion in the history of the Truck series is proof of that." It's unclear who will drive the car next week at Bristol Motor Speedway.
Mon, 12 Aug 2013 15:03:43 -0700
Stewart-Haas Racing driver Tony Stewart (leg) was released from the hospital and is resting at home. Stewart is out indefinitely. He dropped to 17th in the Sprint Cup standings after missing last weekend's race at Watkins Glen. Driver Max Papis finished in 15th place in his absence Sunday, Aug. 11.
Fantasy Tip: There is no timetable for Stewart's return. Don't expect him back anytime soon or for him to be relevant in fantasy circles for the rest of the season.
Thu, 08 Aug 2013 17:03:42 -0700
Stewart-Haas Racing driver Tony Stewart (leg) had successful surgery to place a rod in his broken right leg Thursday, Aug. 8. He is out indefinitely. Driver Max Papis has been named as the replacement in Stewart's No. 14 car for the Sprint Cup race at Watkins Glen Sunday, Aug. 11. The team hasn't announced a replacement for any of the following weeks. Stewart had a surgery Monday, Aug. 5, after his crash to stabilize and clean his Grade 2 injury. He'll remain in the hospital, and there isn't a date for him to be released. Stewart will miss multiple races. Dr. Walt Beaver said usually a broken tibia and fibula requires four to eight weeks of recovery. Blood thinners are likely to be prescribed for Stewart since drivers sit for long periods of time, but he's unlikely to be cleared while on blood thinners because it poses the risk of bleeding to death if he's involved in a serious crash.
Fantasy Tip: It looks as though there's a chance Stewart won't be back at all this year, especially if there won't be anything to race for if he misses the Chase. Keep track of how he recovers, but don't expect to be penciling him in your fantasy lineup anytime soon.
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