Tony Stewart, Stewart-Haas Racing
Sun, 10 Aug 2014 13:35:23 -0700
Stewart-Haas driver Tony Stewart will not participate in the Cheez-it 355k race Sunday, Aug. 10, after he struck and fatally injured driver Kevin Ward Jr. with his vehicle the previous night. Driver Regan Smith will take Stewart's place. KFFL sends its condolences to Ward's family and friends.
Fantasy Tip: Pull Stewart from your lineups this week, and possibly the foreseeable future.
Sun, 10 Aug 2014 00:32:25 -0700
Stewart-Haas Racing driver Tony Stewart struck and killed driver Kevin Ward Jr. Saturday, Aug. 9, during a dirt-track race in upstate New York. Ward left his vehicle and was hit by a sliding Stewart. Ward was pronounced dead on arrival at Thompson Health hospital. Ontario County police are investigating the incident, saying Stewart has been cooperative and that no charges are pending.
Fantasy Tip: Stay tuned for more information. It may be best to avoid using Stewart this week at Watkins Glen.
Wed, 06 Aug 2014 21:29:00 -0700
Stewart-Haas Racing driver Tony Stewart (leg) returned to Oskaloosa, Iowa Monday, Aug. 4, to watch the very sprint car race that he was severely injured competing in one year ago. He even made a point to go to the place on the half-mile dirt track where his car landed and paramedics responded to him after he suffered a broken right tibia and fibula in the crash.
Fantasy Tip: Stewart will be in Iowa for most of the week before heading to Watkins Glen for the second road course race of the Sprint Cup Series season. He has a good chance to pick up his first win of the season, and to clinch a spot in the Chase for the Sprint Cup. He leads all active drivers with five wins at The Glen.
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 22:03:19 -0700
Stewart-Haas Racing driver Tony Stewart tops all active drivers at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway with a 7.93 Average Finish Position. In 15 career starts he has two wins, seven Top 5s, 11 Top 10s and 14 Top 20 finishes. The worst Stewart has ever finishes at Indianapolis is 23rd.
Fantasy Tip: Stewart is desperate for a victory to clinch a spot in the Chase for the Sprint Cup Series championship. Stewart is a solid fantasy selection, especially in leagues which restrict number of times you can use a driver.
Mon, 21 Jul 2014 20:12:25 -0700
A return to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway gives Stewart-Haas Racing driver Tony Stewart a chance at his third Brickyard 400 win, and a spot in the Chase for the Sprint Cup. "We still have two shots at getting in the Chase, obviously, one being a win and the other being getting in there because of the points position," Stewart said Monday, July 21.
Fri, 18 Jul 2014 22:13:43 -0700
Stewart-Haas Racing driver Tony Stewart (leg) was back in a sprint car Friday, July 18, in Auburn, Michigan, and he won his return. It was his first race in a sprint car since breaking his leg nearly a year ago.
Fri, 11 Jul 2014 22:17:23 -0700
Stewart-Haas Racing driver Tony Stewart, still searching for his first win of the season, will start fourth in the Camping World RV Sales 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway Sunday, July 13.
Fantasy Tip: It is Stewart's best starting position since he was on the pole at Texas April 6. Stewart has three career wins at NHMS in 29 starts, and he has 14 Top 5 finishes with an Average Finish Position of 11.9. He is a good looking fantasy option on the flat track this weekend.
Wed, 18 Jun 2014 19:36:36 -0700
Stewart-Haas Racing driver Tony Stewart was uninjured Wednesday, June 18, in Turn 1 during testing at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. He was one of six Sprint Cup Series drivers participating in the two-day test at the Brickyard.
Sat, 07 Jun 2014 20:36:37 -0700
Stewart-Haas Racing driver Kurt Busch posted the second fastest lap time in practice Saturday, June 7, at Pocono Raceway at 175.545 mph, while teammate and owner Tony Stewart was fourth-fastest at 175.370 mph. Even Danica Patrick was fast, posting the 11th-fastest lap speed at 174.206 mph.
Fantasy Tip: The SHR cars looked fast Saturday, and might be each be fantastic fantasy options. Harvick has never won at Pocono in his career, but he does have tremendous 14.1 Average Finish Position in 26 career starts at the Tricky Triangle. Busch has two wins at Long Pond, and he has managed 16 Top 20 finishes in 25 career starts.
Tue, 27 May 2014 20:18:43 -0700
Stewart-Haas Racing driver and owner Tony Stewart (leg) broke his right leg in a sprint car last August. Stewart was back in a sprint car Monday, May 26, and he posted photos on his new official Twitter site about his outing.
Mon, 05 May 2014 19:31:28 -0700
Stewart-Haas Racing driver Tony Stewart was collected in a wreck with 50 laps to go at the Aarons 499 at Talladega Superspeedway Sunday, May 4, and he was unable to make it back out to the track. He ended up being scored dead last.
Fantasy Tip: Stewart was starting to look like the Smoke of old for the past few weeks, but this last-place finish really splashes cold water on his momentum. However, he could bounce back for fantasy owners at Kansas Saturday, as he has two wins in 15 career starts at the suburban Kansas City circuit.
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.
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.
Tue, 06 Aug 2013 08:41:23 -0700
Stewart-Haas Racing driver Tony Stewart (leg) suffered a broken right leg during a sprint car race Monday, Aug. 5, at Southern Iowa Speedway, and he will not race in the Sprint Cup Series event this weekend at Watkins Glen. Stewart broke his right tibia and fibula and underwent surgery. Stewart-Haas Racing hasn't announced a replacement for the No. 14 Chevrolet this weekend. Stewart is 11th in the Cup standings with five races to go until the Chase is set. A physician that works with drivers said weight bearing will be a challenge for Stewart for an injury that usually is "up to 12 weeks for a full recovery."
Fantasy Tip: Stewart's injury could require some time to recover from, so with only five races left until the Chase field is set, it seems very unlikely that he'll make the field. You won't be able to rely on Stewart this weekend at a track that he's had plenty of success at. Keep an eye on his progress, but it might be a while until you can confidently rely on him in your lineup, and possibly not again this season.
Tue, 30 Jul 2013 11:20:28 -0700
Stewart-Haas Racing driver Tony Stewart crashed his car and flipped it five times while racing at a dirt track in Canada Monday, July 29, but he escaped without any injuries. "Tony Stewart is fine," Stewart-Haas Racing spokesman Mike Arning said. "He walked away from last night's incident unhurt and will race tonight in the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series feature." Stewart is 11th in the Sprint Cup standings after finishing fourth in the Brickyard 400 last weekend.
Sun, 02 Jun 2013 20:28:18 -0700
Stewart-Haas Racing driver Tony Stewart snapped a 30-race winless drought at the FedEx 400 at Dover International Speedway Sunday, June 2. Stewart passed Earnhardt Ganassi Racing driver Juan Pablo Montoya on lap 398 of 400 for the dramatic victory.
Wed, 27 Mar 2013 09:13:43 -0700
Stewart-Haas Racing driver Tony Stewart will not be penalized by NASCAR after instigating a post-race fight with Penske Championship Racing driver Joey Logano at Auto Club Speedway last weekend. "Dumb little son-of-a-b---- runs us clear down to the infield," Stewart said about Logano. "He wants to b---- about everybody else and he's the one who drives like a little b----. I'm going to bust his ass."
Wed, 27 Mar 2013 09:09:59 -0700
Penske Championship Racing owner Roger Penske still has an offer on the table for Stewart-Haas Racing driver Tony Stewart to drive in the Indianapolis 500. "He can always drive at the Indianapolis 500 for me," Penske said. "We like guys that aren't afraid to speak their peace. That's fine with me."
Sun, 24 Mar 2013 20:53:15 -0700
Stewart-Haas Racing driver Tony Stewart had an angry confrontation with Penske Championship driver Joey Logano after the Auto Club 400 Sunday, March 24. Stewart took umbrage at a block by Logano on the race's final restart with 11 laps remaining. Stewart finished 22nd.
Fri, 22 Feb 2013 12:33:29 -0800
Stewart-Haas Racing driver Tony Stewart added Rush Enterprises as a primary sponsor for three Sprint Cup races this season. He now has six races available for sponsorship this year. The company will sponsor Stewart March 24 at Auto Club Speedway, April 7 at Martinsville Speedway and April 27 at Richmond International Raceway.
Tue, 22 Jan 2013 08:39:50 -0800
Stewart-Haas Racing driver Tony Stewart said he isn't closing the door on an offer to drive in the Indianapolis 500 sometime after this year. "Hopefully somewhere (down the road) I'll accept that offer," Stewart said.
Thu, 06 Dec 2012 09:30:05 -0800
Stewart-Haas Racing driver Tony Stewart will pass on driving in the Indianapolis 500 next season. "As much as I would like to do it, we just don't have the time to do it proper," Stewart said. "The IRL is so competitive now, you're not going to just show up like drivers used to do in the past and be competitive. These guys don't leave anything on the table there. You're not going to stroll into the Indy 500 with these guys who race every week and be as competitive as they are."
Mon, 03 Dec 2012 08:48:40 -0800
Penske Championship Racing offered Stewart-Haas Racing driver Tony Stewart a ride in the Indianapolis 500 next year. "I know we took your spot this year," owner Roger Penske said. "But you're a car owner. You're a race driver, you're a track promoter - how about doing the double at Indy this year? Are you available?"
Mon, 08 Oct 2012 09:20:01 -0700
Stewart-Haas Racing driver Tony Stewart secured an 18-race deal with Bass Pro Shops for the Sprint Cup season next year. Financial terms of the sponsorship were not disclosed.
Wed, 03 Oct 2012 08:59:25 -0700
Stewart-Haas Racing announced Wednesday, Oct. 3, that Quicken Loans has been added as a sponsor for driver Ryan Newman for 18 races next season in the Sprint Cup Series. The team is also working on a sponsorship deal Bass Pro Shops to replace some of the 22 races left open for driver Tony Stewart after Office Depot leaves this season. Newman could also have a new crew chief next year, with crew chief Tony Gibson and the No. 39 crew moving to help out with driver Danica Patrick in her first full-time ride in the Cup Series.
Thu, 06 Sep 2012 08:54:32 -0700
Joe Gibbs Racing driver Denny Hamlin, Roush Fenway Racing driver Greg Biffle, Hendrick Motorsports driver Dale Earnhardt Jr., Roush Fenway Racing driver Matt Kenseth, Hendrick Motorsports driver Jimmie Johnson, Michael Waltrip Racing driver Martin Truex Jr., Penske Championship Racing driver Brad Keselowski, Michael Waltrip Racing driver Clint Bowyer and Richard Childress Racing driver Kevin Harvick are the nine drivers that have clinched a spot in the Chase for the Sprint Cup. Stewart-Haas Racing driver Tony Stewart and Hendrick Motorsports driver Kasey Kahne are in the 10th and 11th spots currently. Stewart-Haas Racing driver Ryan Newman, Hendrick Motorsports driver Jeff Gordon, Richard Petty Motorsports driver Marcos Ambrose, Joe Gibbs Racing driver Kyle Busch and Joe Gibbs Racing driver Joey Logano are fighting for the final playoff spot.
Tue, 04 Sep 2012 09:09:37 -0700
Stewart-Haas Racing driver Tony Stewart is losing Office Depot as a co-primary sponsor for his No. 14 Chevrolet in the Sprint Cup Series. Office Depot will not return to the team in 2013. Mobil 1 will continue with their sponsorship of Stewart next season.
Wed, 29 Aug 2012 08:47:10 -0700
Stewart-Haas Racing driver Tony Stewart is denying rumors that crew chief Greg Zipadelli will become his new crew chief for the Sprint Cup Series next year. Stewart and Zipadelli won two Cup titles with Joe Gibbs Racing. Zipadelli is the crew chief for driver Danica Patrick in 10 Cup races this year.
Wed, 25 Jul 2012 09:50:05 -0700
Stewart-Haas Racing owner and driver Tony Stewart plans to stick with three Sprint Cup Series cars next year despite the loss of U.S. Army as the primary sponsor for driver Ryan Newman. Stewart wants to re-sign Newman, whose contract is up after this year.
Tue, 10 Jul 2012 09:22:15 -0700
Stewart-Haas Racing driver Tony Stewart was docked six championship points for failing a post-qualifying inspection for the Sprint Cup race at Daytona International Speedway last weekend. Stewart qualified second but was forced to start 42nd, but then went on to win for the third time this year. Crew chief Steve Addington was fined $25,000 and placed on probation until Aug. 22, and car chief Jeff Meendering was also put on probation.
Sat, 07 Jul 2012 19:46:14 -0700
Stewart-Haas Racing driver Tony Stewart survived the last-lap carnage at the Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway Saturday, July 7, pulling off a strong late pass to pick up his third victory of the season. Stewart has picked up four mid-season victories at Daytona. Stewart jumped to fifth place in the overall standings with the win.
Mon, 26 Mar 2012 12:03:18 -0700
Stewart-Haas Racing driver Tony Stewart won the Sprint Cup Auto Club 400 at Auto Club Speedway Sunday, March 25, in a rain-shortened event. The race was shortened by 71 laps, and Joe Gibbs Racing driver Kyle Busch finished second and Hendrick Motorsports driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. finished third.
Mon, 12 Mar 2012 09:17:06 -0700
Stewart-Haas Racing driver Tony Stewart won the Sprint Cup race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway Sunday, March 11. It was Stewart's sixth win in the last 13 Cup races and his first at Las Vegas.
Thu, 23 Feb 2012 12:57:19 -0800
Stewart-Haas Racing driver Tony Stewart won the first Gatorade Duel Thursday, Feb. 23, the first qualifying race for the Daytona 500 this weekend. He held off Hendrick Motorsports driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. Driver Danica Patrick crashed after being hit by driver Aric Almirola. Drivers Michael McDowell and Robby Gordon raced their way into the Daytona 500.
Sat, 18 Feb 2012 20:00:34 -0800
Stewart-Haas Racing driver Tony Stewart was passed by Joe Gibbs Racing driver Kyle Busch on the final lap of the 2012 Budweiser Shootout. The 2011 Sprint Cup Series champion ended up second.
Fri, 16 Dec 2011 08:57:35 -0800
Former Joe Gibbs Racing crew chief Greg Zipadelli will join Stewart-Haas Racing as the competition director for driver Tony Stewart. Zipadelli will oversee driver Danica Patrick's team on a part-time basis as she debuts in the Sprint Cup Series next year.
Mon, 28 Nov 2011 08:44:48 -0800
Updating a previous item, Stewart-Haas Racing announced Monday, Nov. 28, that former Penske Championship Racing crew chief Steve Addington will be joining driver Tony Stewart for the 2012 Sprint Cup schedule.
Tue, 22 Nov 2011 08:49:11 -0800
Penske Championship Racing crew chief Steve Addington, the crew chief for driver Kurt Busch, informed his driver that he will be leaving the organization. Addington is expected to join Stewart-Haas Racing and driver Tony Stewart for the 2012 Sprint Cup season.