Tony Stewart Articles

by Matt Taliaferro and Nathan Rush Race: Ford 400 Track: Homestead-Miami Speedway Location: Homestead, Fla. When: Sunday, Nov. 20 TV: ESPN (3:00 p.m. EST) Specs: 1.5-mile oval; Banking/Straightaways: 4°; Banking/Turns: Variable (18°-20...
Matt Taliaferro
3 years ago
by Vito Pugliese Just three points separate Tony Stewart and Carl Edwards as they settle the 2011 Sprint Cup championship at Homestead-Miami Speedway. But is this really the greatest (or even the closest) title fight ever? Athlon Sports...
Matt Taliaferro
3 years ago
by Matt Taliaferro 1. Tony Stewart  It’s tough to rank Stewart ahead of Carl Edwards or vise versa, but Smoke gets the edge here because he’s throwing wins on the board — and that’s fun to watch. 2. Carl Edwards  His consistency —...
Matt Taliaferro
3 years ago
In celebration of Athlon Sports' upcoming 10th annual Racing magazine, we've dug into the archives to uncover some of the most memorable features, profiles and Q&As that have graced our pages. Visit the site daily for more retrospective looks...
Athlon Sports
3 years ago
In celebration of Athlon Sports' upcoming 10th annual Racing magazine, we've dug into the archives to uncover some of the most memorable features, profiles and Q&As that have graced our pages. Visit the site daily for more retrospective looks...
Athlon Sports
3 years ago
Article originally published in 2005 Athlon Sports Racing annual 1. Should Junior’s expletive have cost him 25 points and had a potentially significant effect on the Championship? Dale Earnhardt Jr. won the most popular driver award and...
Athlon Sports
3 years ago
In celebration of Athlon Sports' upcoming 10th annual Racing magazine, we've dug into the archives to uncover some of the most memorable features, profiles and Q&As that have graced our pages. Visit the site daily for more retrospective looks...
Athlon Sports
3 years ago
by Matt Taliaferro Carl Edwards and Tony Stewart entered Sunday’s Kobalt Tools 500 at Phoenix International Raceway separated by three points at the top of NASCAR’s championship standings. And after finishing second (Edwards) and third (Stewart...
Matt Taliaferro
3 years ago
by Matt Taliaferro and Nathan Rush Race: Kobalt Tools 500 Track: Phoenix International Raceway Location: Avondale, Ariz. When: Sunday, Nov. 13 TV: ESPN (3:00 p.m. EST) Specs: 1-mile oval; Banking/Frontstretch: 3°; Banking/Turns 1 and 2...
Matt Taliaferro
3 years ago
by Matt Taliaferro 1. Tony Stewart  Momentum has clearly swung in Smoke’s favor. He’s always been a streaky driver, and now that he’s “on” it may be hard for Carl Edwards to hold him off. 2. Carl Edwards  Averaging a 5.6-place...
Matt Taliaferro
3 years ago
by Matt Taliaferro Tony Stewart is putting together a run in NASCAR’s Chase for the Championship as impressive as any seen in its seven-year history. Stewart’s win in the AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway was his fourth in eight Chase races...
Matt Taliaferro
3 years ago
by Matt Taliaferro and Nathan Rush Race: AAA Texas 500 Track: Texas Motor Speedway Location: Fort Worth, Texas When: Sunday, Nov. 6 TV: ESPN (3:00 p.m. EST) Specs: 1.5-mile quad-oval; Banking/Turns: 24°; Banking/Quad-Oval: 18°; Banking/...
Matt Taliaferro
3 years ago
Athlon Sports’ upcoming 2012 Racing annual will mark its 10th anniversary covering the sport of NASCAR. In honor of the milestone, Athlon will take the next four months to look back at memorable interviews, feature articles and driver profiles...
Athlon Sports
3 years ago
by Matt Taliaferro 1. Carl Edwards Talladega and Martinsville were the wild card tracks, and the two Edwards and crew were most apprehensive about. They went into ’Dega with a five-point lead and left Martinsville up eight. 2. Tony Stewart...
Matt Taliaferro
3 years ago
by Matt Taliaferro Prior to NASCAR’s Chase for the Championship, Tony Stewart stated that his inclusion in the playoffs may simply be wasting a spot in lieu of another, more worthy contender. Three victories later, the two-time Cup champion...
Matt Taliaferro
3 years ago
by Matt Taliaferro 1. Jimmie Johnson  Attention race fans: Do not count Jimmie Johnson out of the Chase until he is mathematically eliminated (which probably will not happen). Thank you. That is all. 2. Carl Edwards  The preseason...
Matt Taliaferro
3 years ago
by Matt Taliaferro Kurt Busch and Jimmie Johnson entered Sunday’s AAA 400 at Dover International Speedway ranked ninth and 10th in NASCAR’s Chase for the Sprint Cup — in 28- and 29-point holes. Many were already throwing dirt on Johnson’s bid...
Matt Taliaferro
3 years ago
by Matt Taliaferro 1. Tony Stewart  Difficult to place him anywhere else. Smoke has two consecutive wins and an average finish of fourth over the last four weeks. Lean & mean after shedding the dead weight. 2. Jeff Gordon ...
Matt Taliaferro
3 years ago
by Matt Taliaferro Most had written off Tony Stewart as a legitimate 2011 championship contender — including himself, if you believed his words in the midst of a 27th-, ninth- and 28th-place string just six weeks ago. After all, his No. 14 team...
Matt Taliaferro
3 years ago
by Matt Taliaferro and Nathan Rush Race: Sylvania 300 Location: Loudon, N.H. TV: ESPN (2:00 p.m. EST) 2010 Winners: Jimmie Johnson (June); Clint Bowyer (Sept.) July Winner: Ryan Newman Specs: 1.058-mile oval; Banking/Turns: 12°; Banking/...
Matt Taliaferro
3 years ago
by Matt Taliaferro 1. Jimmie Johnson  Looked like the typical Chase race for Johnson ... until he was bit by the fuel bug. Still, how many teams do you know can run out of fuel on the final lap and still finish 10th? 2. Kevin Harvick...
Matt Taliaferro
3 years ago
by Matt Taliaferro Just days ago, Tony Stewart called himself an underdog in the Chase for the Championship. Two weeks prior, he wondered aloud whether his No. 14 team even deserved a spot in NASCAR’s playoffs. On Monday, Stewart proved he’s no...
Matt Taliaferro
3 years ago
by Tom Bowles Kermit the Frog may have it tough being green, but in the muppet-like drama of NASCAR I’m betting it’s 1,000 times tougher to be driving the red No. 42 Target Chevy these days. Indeed, every driver appears to see a bulls-eye on...
Matt Taliaferro
3 years ago
by Matt Taliaferro It’s been almost 19 years since a 20-year-old Jeff Gordon made his first NASCAR Sprint Cup start. The day was November 15, 1992; the race the Hooter’s 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway. And it would go down as the most notable of...
Matt Taliaferro
3 years ago
by Vito Pugliese The question that has been on everyone’s mind in NASCAR was finally answered last Thursday. No, not why Kyle Busch is suddenly sporting a demure part in his hair versus his normal spikey doo (you have to at least give the...
Matt Taliaferro
4 years ago

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