Tony Stewart: Retirement, 21st Century Style

This statement from Tony Stewart really says it all about what's coming down in his life at the end of 2016:  “I’m not retiring from racing — just the Sprint Cup Series… Instead of seeing me in a firesuit on Sundays, you’ll see me in a pair of jeans, and maybe even a pair of khakis.” If you think about it, what Tony Stewart is doing isn't really that unusual. He's not really retiring, he's changing gears: doing what he wants to do, instead of what he has to do. What Stewart is doing remin ...

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Tony Stewart Purchase A Sprint Car Series Game Changer

  In the tradition of Junior Johnson, Tony Stewart is forging a racing legacy that goes beyond driving. The three-time Sprint Cup champion is enlarging his racing business portfolio with the acquisition of the All Star Circuit of Champions, pursuing his love of sprint car racing on an entirely different plane. With a name that transcends motorsports, the move has the potential to raise sprint car racing to an unprecedented level of popularity. A legend behind the wheel, Stewart is ...

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A “Mud”-Summer Night’s Dream

Here's a memo to Eldora track owner Tony Stewart and NASCAR: "Thank you, Sir. May I have another?" Races like the Mudsummer Classic Wednesday in Rossburg, Ohio would do a tremendous amount to remedy what's wrong with NASCAR- in this humble opinion. Props to Darrell Wallace Jr. In terms of a fresh face that can turn heads toward the sport that don't ordinarily pay attention, Bubba is the man. Sure, being a rare racer of mixed ethnicity, Wallace gets your attention, but for the seasoned fan ...

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Where There’s Smoke, There’s A Fire

2014 can't get here fast enough. NASCAR's missing man of the hour, Tony "Smoke" Stewart is promising a return with a vengeance come Daytona. The talking heads can talk all they want about the sport's need for Dale Earnhardt Jr. or Danica Patrick to be successful. What NASCAR really needs is a return to the track and a return to excellence by the man who is racing personified. Look up "racer" in the dictionary, and all you will need is a photo of the three-time champion. Fans want a driver ...

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