Tony Stewart, driver of the No. 14 Bass Pro Shops/Tracker Boats Chevrolet SS for Stewart-Haas Racing (SHR), finished 19th in the Geico 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race Sunday at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway. Despite leading twice for six laps, Stewart couldn’t muster any support to secure a second drafting lane in the race’s final laps to earn a shot at contending for the win.
“I really don’t know why no one would try to go with us there at the end,” said Stewart, who earned a Sprint Cup win at Talladega in October 2008. “It baffled me. Our Bass Pro Shops/Tracker Boats Chevy was really good, and I think we could’ve made it interesting if we got back to the front, but there’s only so much you can do by yourself at these races.”