Even with all the controversial changes to the format of NASCAR's top three divisions this year the ending of the sport's biggest race still had an exciting finish. Kurt Busch led just one lap of the Daytona 500, the last one, and it's the one he needed to win it for the first time in his career. It also gave Tony Stewart his first win at the Daytona 500, as an owner.
Over the past few years we've seen Kyle Busch become one of NASCAR's great all-time racers and by the time he calls it quits he may be up in the class of Richard Petty, David Pearson, Dale Earnhardt, Jimmie Johnson and Jeff Gordon.
Over the weekend he became the first driver in NASCAR history to sweep both the pole and the race in Xfinity and Sprint Cup races on the same weekend. And Sunday's win
What a wild finish to the season's first road course race. Tony Stewart led the final 22 laps, but needed to pass Denny Hamlin on the final turn of the last lap to win his third career race at Sonoma International Raceway in California. Stewart had built a more than half second lead on Hamlin entering the final lap, but Hamlin found a way past Stewart on the 7th turn only to have Stewart return
It didn’t take long for NASCAR to react to that fatal accident in Canandaigua last weekend involving Tony Stewart. 20-year old Kevin Ward, Jr. was killed during a dirt track incident when he was struck by Tony Stewart’s car. On Friday, NASCAR issued a rule directing drivers not to disconnect any safety equipment following a crash until permitted to do so by safety personnel.
On a beautiful, warm, sunny day, Sunday's race at Watkins Glen was run under a dark cloud following the death of a young racer the night before at a nearby dirt track. Tony Stewart was involved in a crash that killed 20-year old Kevin Ward, Jr. As a result, Stewart pulled out of Sunday's race and issued the a statement saying, "there aren't enough words" to describe his sadness over th
Barely a year after breaking his leg in a sprint car accident in Iowa, Tony Stewart was involved in a fatal accident at Canandaigua Motorsports Park in Ontario County in New York State Saturday night. Another driver who had just crashed into the wall was walking on the race track when he was struck and killed by Stewart.
Just like clockwork. When the calendar turns to June, Tony Stewart gets in gear. He hadn't even had a Top 5 finish this season until Sunday at Dover International Speedway when he passed Juan Montoya with three laps to go to win his first race of the season and at the same time break a 30-race winless skid.
You felt it coming and it didn’t come until the last lap – the big one at Talladega. It involved 20 cars. Tony Stewart was in the lead at the time but a tap from Michael Waltrip sent him sideways, then airborne. It was good to see him get out of his car unhurt. Jimmie Johnson, Dale Earnhardt, Jr., Ryan Newman, Kasey Kahne, Clint Bowyer, Casey Mears, Paul Mennard and many others were involved.
With just two races left before the start of the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship, it's crunch time for drivers battling for a playoff spot.
The top-three drivers in the points standings -- Greg Biffle, Jimmie Johnson and Dale Earnhardt Jr. -- have already clinched a spot in the field. Matt Kenseth will likely join them. All he needs to do is finish 40th or better this Sunday night at Atlanta
Matt Kenseth and Greg Biffle dominated the race, but Tony Stewart took the lead on the final lap to win Saturday night’s Coke Zero 400 at Daytona, his third victory this season and his 18th career win at Daytona. But this has to go down as one of his most satisfying after he qualified second, was sent to the back because of a minor equipment problem and started 42nd, but won anyway.