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Stewart Battles to 19th at Bristol

The Irwin Tools Night Race Saturday at Bristol Motor Speedway was a fast-paced affair, with only 13 drivers in the 43-car field finishing on the lead lap. 

Tony Stewart, driver of the No. 14 Bass Pro Shops/Mobil 1 Chevrolet SS for Stewart-Haas Racing (SHR) in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, had to fend off the leaders numerous times around the .533-mile oval in eastern Tennessee. He remained on the lead lap for nearly half of the 500-lap race before succumbing to the breakneck speed of the leaders.

Back On Track at Bristol

KANNAPOLIS, N.C., (Aug. 19, 2015) – For the most part, the 2015 season has served as a paradox to Tony Stewart’s decorated NASCAR Sprint Cup Series career that includes 48 wins and three championships. The tide has seemingly been turning in recent weeks as Stewart has found the speed that’s eluded him for much of the season, turning fast laps in practice and qualifying sessions while also enjoying a streak of improved on-track performance in race situations. 

Appropriately enough, the shift in Stewart’s 2015 campaign coincides with a trip to the track where Stewart has, in recent years, also experienced a bit of a renaissance – Bristol Motor Speedway. 

Stewart Finishes 21st at Michigan

Tony Stewart, driver of the No. 14 Mobil 1/Bass Pro Shops Chevrolet SS for Stewart-Haas Racing (SHR), finished 21st in the Pure Michigan 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race Sunday at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn. A loose-handling racecar and a rapid race pace undermined what had been an otherwise promising weekend for the three-time Sprint Cup champion.

“We started out just way too loose,” said Stewart, winner of the June 2000 Sprint Cup race at Michigan. “We made some changes to the Mobil 1/Bass Pro Shops Chevy and were able to get the car pinned to the track, but we were already a lap down at that point. When we needed a caution, it just never fell our way.”

Pure Michigan 400 Qualifying

Tony Stewart, driver of the No. 14 Mobil 1/Bass Pro Shops Chevrolet SS, led the four-car Stewart-Haas Racing (SHR) contingent Friday at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn by setting the fifth-fastest lap in qualifying for Sunday’s Pure Michigan 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race. Stewart turned a lap of 36.833 seconds at 195.477 mph on the 2-mile oval in the final qualifying round.

“These guys have just done an awesome job – it’s four weeks in a row now that we have qualified in the top five,” said Stewart, who won at Michigan in June 2000. “I’m really proud of that. I’m really proud of the Mobil 1/Bass Pro Shops team here. We just have to figure out how to finish it off for the rest of the weekend like we have.”

Take Two

KANNAPOLIS, N.C. (Aug. 11, 2015) – More often than not, sequels rarely live up to the expectations set by their original. Devoid of imagination, follow-ups can be lackluster and generate a sensation of having “been there, done that.”

It’s a sentiment Tony Stewart aims to buck this weekend at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn where he will pilot the No. 14 Mobil 1/Bass Pro Shops Chevrolet SS for Stewart-Haas Racing (SHR) in the Pure Michigan 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race. 

Stewart Sees Silver Lining at The Glen

After qualifying a season-best third for the Cheez-It 355k at The Glen NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race Sunday at Watkins Glen International, Tony Stewart was poised to earn his second top-10 finish in as many races. But on lap 57 of the 90-lap race around the 2.45-mile, 11-turn road course in upstate New York, Stewart dropped out of the top-10 and onto the apron of the track. 

“We just broke,” said Stewart over the radio.

A failed seal in the rear-end assembly allowed all of the oil and grease to dump out, which caused the mechanicals to seize. A safety truck was able to push Stewart behind the wall and into his garage stall, whereupon crewmen went to work on Stewart’s signature No. 14 Bass Pro Shops/Mobil 1 Chevrolet SS.

Cheez-It 355k at The Glen Qualifying

Tony Stewart, driver of the No. 14 Bass Pro Shops/Mobil 1 Chevrolet SS, led the four-car Stewart-Haas Racing (SHR) contingent Saturday at Watkins Glen (N.Y.) International by setting the third-fastest lap in qualifying for Sunday’s Cheez-It 355k at The Glen NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race. 

Stewart turned a lap of 69.187 seconds at 127.481 mph around the 2.45-mile, 11-turn road course in the final qualifying round. It was his third straight top-five qualifying effort, as Stewart qualified fourth two races ago at Indianapolis Motor Speedway and fifth last week at Pocono (Pa.) Raceway.

The Man at The Glen

KANNAPOLIS, N.C. – Historically, Tony Stewart has been so good at the relatively niche art of road racing that he might as well add a few umlauts to his name, at least for this weekend as the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series invades the 11-turn, 2.45-mile road course that is Watkins Glen (N.Y.) International.

For years, road racing was considered a European hallmark, where Formula One reigns supreme and oval racetracks are vastly outnumbered by the twists and turns of the continent’s seemingly endless supply of road courses. Drivers with such names as Lewis, Jenson, Nigel, Mika, Sebastian, Kimi and Fernando are most often thought of as the premiere road-course talent.

But here in the good, ol’ U.S. of A, it’s a guy named Tony that leads the pack at the tracks with both left and right turns, as Stewart’s five Sprint Cup wins at The Glen attest.

Stewart Scores Top-10 at Pocono

Progress is what Tony Stewart has sought during this NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season, and that’s exactly what he found Sunday in the Windows 10 400 at Pocono (Pa.) Raceway. The driver of the No. 14 Rush Truck Centers/Mobil 1 Chevrolet SS for Stewart-Haas Racing (SHR) finished ninth despite running out of gas on the final lap of the 160-lap race. It was Stewart’s 23rd top-10 in 34 career Sprint Cup starts at the 2.5-mile triangle and his second top-10 of 2015. 

“We struggled the first part of the race with our Rush Truck Centers/Mobil 1 Chevrolet, but we got better the last third (of the race),” said Stewart, a two-time Sprint Cup winner at Pocono. “I felt really good about the car at the end of the race, and that’s been our weakness all year. 

Windows 10 400 Qualifying

Kevin Harvick, driver of the No. 4 Jimmy John’s/Budweiser Chevrolet SS, led the four-car Stewart-Haas Racing (SHR) contingent Friday at Pocono (Pa.) Raceway by setting the second-fastest lap in qualifying for Sunday’s Windows 10 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race. Harvick turned a lap of 50.514 seconds at 178.168 mph on the 2.5-mile triangle in the final qualifying round.

“Just really proud of everybody on our Jimmy John’s/Budweiser team for running our fastest lap in the last session,” said Harvick, who has seven top-five finishes in 29 starts at Pocono. “A lot of that lies on me for putting the lap together – something I hadn’t done over the last couple of months. I feel like we all did a good job there and made some good adjustments. I feel like I probably gave up a little bit in turn one. I got a little bit tight in the center of that corner, but all-in-all it was a good lap and I’m glad we ran our fastest speed in the last round. That is what you have to do.”

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