Latest Tony Stewart News

Tony Stewart headlines new nominees for NASCAR Hall of Fame

Mar. 13, 2019 6:27 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Three-time NASCAR champion Tony Stewart headlined the six new nominees eligible for induction into the NASCAR Hall of Fame. Stewart joined Neil Bonnett, a popular member of the "Alabama Gang," two-time Xfinity Series champion Sam Ard, former Daytona 500 winner Marvin Panch,...

New-look Daytona 500 has a certain throwback feel

Feb. 17, 2019 2:45 AM EST

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Among those trying to win the Daytona 500 this year are a Florida watermelon farmer, a short-track champion from New England, a television analyst and a 22-year-old whose career nearly was derailed by a brain tumor. The front row is the youngest in Daytona 500 history and it will...

Fresh faces and new sponsors give Daytona 500 throwback feel

Feb. 16, 2019 7:13 PM EST

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Among those trying to win the Daytona 500 this year are a Florida watermelon farmer, a short-track champion from New England, a television analyst and a 22-year-old whose career nearly was derailed by a brain tumor. The front row is the youngest in Daytona 500 history and it will...

Sam Bass, NASCAR's paint-scheme artist, dies at 57

Feb. 16, 2019 4:38 PM EST

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Sam Bass, a NASCAR artist who helped design paint schemes and program covers that illuminated an entire sport, has died. He was 57. His wife, Denise, announced his death Saturday with a note on his official Twitter account. Bass suffered from kidney problems. Other details were...

Lackluster racing dampens expectations for Daytona 500

Feb. 15, 2019 3:49 PM EST

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Daytona 500 is shaping up to be a snoozer of a showcase. Three exhibition races produced lackluster racing and little excitement beyond a pair of crashes Jimmie Johnson triggered. Now expectations are sinking in anticipation of Sunday's season-opening race and NASCAR has no...

NASCAR moving away from restrictor plates, not pack racing

Feb. 15, 2019 3:22 PM EST

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — There has been a string of goodbyes at Daytona International Speedway in recent years, from Jeff Gordon and Tony Stewart to Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Danica Patrick. There is another one on tap Sunday: The Daytona 500 will be the final NASCAR race for restrictor plates, the...

Fresh faces and new sponsors give Daytona 500 throwback feel

Feb. 15, 2019 3:03 PM EST

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Among those trying to win the Daytona 500 this year are a Florida watermelon farmer, a short-track champion from New England, a television analyst and a 22-year-old whose career nearly was derailed by a brain tumor. The front row is the youngest in Daytona 500 history and it will...

NASCAR needs new stars and Kyle Larson may save the sport

Feb. 1, 2019 1:07 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — NASCAR's biggest stars have all moved on. Jeff Gordon and Dale Earnhardt Jr. are television analysts while Tony Stewart is racing sprint cars again. Danica Patrick traded her firesuit for athleisure-wear while Carl Edwards just kind of disappeared. America's top motorsports series is...