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Stewart Out for Remainder of 2013 Season

Mark Martin To Drive No. 14 Chevrolet at Bristol and 11 Other Races; Austin Dillon To Drive No. 14 Chevrolet at Talladega

KANNAPOLIS, N.C., (Aug. 19, 2013) – NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Tony Stewart is out for the remainder of the 2013 season after suffering a broken right tibia and fibula in a sprint car crash Aug. 5 at Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa, Iowa. Stewart, a three-time Sprint Cup champion, is expected to return to the seat of the No. 14 Bass Pro Shops/Mobil 1 Chevrolet SS for Stewart-Haas Racing (SHR) in time for pre-season testing in January 2014. 

In the interim, Mark Martin will drive the No. 14 Bass Pro Shops/Mobil 1 Chevrolet Aug. 23-24 at Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway and in 11 other races. Austin Dillon, the 2011 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series champion who filled in for Stewart this past weekend at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn and finished 14th in his 10th career Sprint Cup start, will drive the No. 14 Bass Pro Shops/Mobil 1 Chevrolet Oct. 18-20 at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway.

 

Austin Dillon To Drive No. 14 Chevrolet at Michigan; Stewart Out of Hospital

KANNAPOLIS, N.C., (Aug. 12, 2013) – As NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Tony Stewart continues to recover from a broken right tibia and fibula suffered in a sprint car crash Aug. 5 at Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa, Iowa, Stewart-Haas Racing (SHR) continues to field his No. 14 Chevrolet SS in the Sprint Cup Series. 

After veteran racer Max Papis drove the No. 14 Chevrolet to a 15th-place finish Sunday at Watkins Glen (N.Y.) International to maintain the team’s 11th-place standing in the Sprint Cup Series owner championship, SHR has named 23-year-old Austin Dillon interim driver of the No. 14 Mobil 1/Bass Pro Shops Chevrolet for the Pure Michigan 400 event Aug. 16-18 at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn.

 

Stewart Undergoes Successful Second Leg Surgery

KANNAPOLIS, N.C., (Aug. 8,2013) – NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Tony Stewart underwent a successfulsecond surgery on his right leg Thursday, Aug. 8 after suffering a broken tibiaand fibula in a sprint car crash Monday night, Aug. 5 at Southern Iowa Speedwayin Oskaloosa, Iowa.

The first surgery, whichhappened early Tuesday, Aug. 6 in Iowa, served as a preliminary procedure tostabilize and clean the Grade 2 injury. The second surgery, by a specialist inNorth Carolina, involved inserting a metal rod inside the tibia, pressing it toits anatomic position.

Stewart will remainhospitalized for observation. A discharge date has not been determined.

Stewart’s injury willsideline him indefinitely from driving his No. 14 Bass Pro Shops/Mobil 1Chevrolet for Stewart-Haas Racing, the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series team he co-ownswith Haas Automation founder Gene Haas.

 

Stewart To Miss Watkins Glen Due To Leg Surgery; Veteran Papis To Drive No. 14 Chevrolet This Weekend

KANNAPOLIS, N.C., (Aug. 6, 2013) – NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Tony Stewart underwent surgery on his right leg early Tuesday morning, Aug. 6 after suffering a broken tibia and fibula in a sprint car crash Monday night, Aug. 5 at Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa, Iowa. Stewart did not sustain any other injuries.

 

The surgery served as a preliminary procedure to stabilize and clean the Grade 2 injury. A second surgery will be necessary. In the meantime, Stewart will remain hospitalized for observation.

 

Stewart was leading the 30-lap American Sprint Car Series (ASCS) feature when a lapped car spun in front of him. Stewart hit the lapped car and flipped.

 

Stewart’s injury will prevent him from competing in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series event Aug. 9-11 at Watkins Glen (N.Y.) International. Veteran racer Max Papis will serve as the interim driver for Stewart’s No. 14 Chevrolet at Watkins Glen. Papis tested the No. 14 Chevrolet on July 30 at Road Atlanta in Braselton, Ga.

 

Papis has made 35 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series starts, with a career-best finish of eighth in 2009 at Watkins Glen. He has competed in Formula One, Indy car, sports cars and other NASCAR divisions, including the Nationwide Series, Camping World Truck Series and Canadian Tire Series. He is a three-time CART race winner and a seven-time winner in the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series, which includes a Daytona Prototype victory at Watkins Glen in the 2004 Sahlen’s Sports Car Grand Prix. Papis won the 2004 GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series championship with co-driver Scott Pruett and is a two-time winner of the prestigious Rolex 24 Hours At Daytona (2000 and 2002). Papis, 43, is from Como, Italy, and is a political science graduate of Milan University. He resides in Mooresville, N.C., with his wife, Tatiana, and sons, Marco and Matteo. 

 

Statement from Stewart-Haas Racing Regarding Injury Status of Tony Stewart

Statement from Stewart-Haas Racing Regarding Injury Status of Tony Stewart Following Sprint Car Accident in Iowa

 

KANNAPOLIS, N.C., (Aug. 6, 2013) – Tony Stewart, driver of the No. 14 Chevrolet for Stewart-Haas Racing in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, sustained a broken right tibia and fibula in a Sprint Car crash Monday night at Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa, Iowa.

 

Stewart was transported to a local hospital immediately following the accident and underwent surgery. An injury update will be provided later this afternoon.

 

A scheduled test for today at Atlanta Motor Speedway has been canceled. A replacement driver for this weekend’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Watkins Glen (N.Y.) International has not been determined. Information regarding the No. 14 team’s driver status at Watkins Glen will be provided once it is known.

 

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It Takes a Team

A little teamwork can often go a long way, and Tony Stewart put that theory to the test Sunday afternoon at Pocono (Pa.) Raceway. Stewart, driver of the No. 14 GoDaddy Chevrolet SS for Stewart-Haas Racing (SHR), overcome a pit road speeding penalty to score a ninth-place finish in the GoBowling.com 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race. It was his 22nd top-10 finish in 30 career Sprint Cup starts at the 2.5-mile triangle. 

“We got here today thanks to good strategy by the crew chief because the driver screwed up today,” said Stewart, who picked up his eighth top-10 finish of the 2013 season. “I got us the pit road speeding penalty and put us in the back. Steve’s (Addington, crew chief) pretty keen on the pit strategy and what to do to get us back up there. He got us back the track position; I just was a little too tight to stay there. It was a long day, but we’re glad to have a good day for GoDaddy, Mobil 1, Bass Pro Shops and Chevrolet. We had a solid day, and we’ve just got to keep clicking them off like this.”

 

GoBowling.com 400 Qualifying

Ryan Newman, driver of the No. 39 Haas Automation 30th Anniversary Chevrolet SS, led the three-car Stewart-Haas Racing (SHR) contingent in time trials Friday at Pocono (Pa.) Raceway by qualifying fourth for the GoBowling.com 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race Sunday. Newman turned a lap of 49.999 seconds at 180.004 mph around the 2.5-mile triangle.

“It was a good run,” said Newman, who won at Pocono in July 2003. “It was just an amazing effort in turning this Haas Automation Chevrolet around from Indianapolis (where Newman won). We picked up over a second from what we practiced. Awesome job by the guys.” 

Tony Stewart, driver of the No. 14 GoDaddy Chevrolet SS, will start 20th after posting a lap of 50.553 seconds at 178.031 mph.

“It wasn’t the lap we had hoped for, but we feel like we have a good piece in race trim,” said Stewart, a two-time Sprint Cup winner at Pocono (June 2003 and June 2009). “We’ll know more tomorrow after practice, but we feel pretty good about our GoDaddy Chevy for Sunday.”

 

Flat-Track Attack

KANNAPOLIS, N.C., (July 31, 2013) – To attack is to take action with purpose and vigor, and it perfectly describes Tony Stewart’s plan for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race Sunday at Pocono (Pa.) Raceway where he will pilot the No. 14 GoDaddy Chevrolet SS for Stewart-Haas Racing (SHR) in the GoBowling.com 400. 

With six races remaining before the start of the 12-driver Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup, Stewart and Co. find themselves in control of the wild-card race thanks to their June 2 victory at Dover (Del.) International Speedway and their 11th-place point standing. But giving them even more control of their championship aspirations would be to ascend into the top-10 points, for those drivers among the top-10 are locked into the 10-race Chase following the Sept. 7 cutoff race at Richmond (Va.) International Raceway. Positions 11 and 12 in the Chase are wild cards, awarded to the two drivers between 11th and 20th in points with the most wins. Stewart, Martin Truex Jr., and Ryan Newman are the only drivers between 11th and 20th in points with a victory. Since Stewart and Truex Jr., sit 11th and 12th, respectively, in the standings, they hold the first and second wild-card spots.

 

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