I’m not totally getting away from it, and that’s a perfect opportunity on two perfect weekends where I can be there with the Cup side and I still get to race, too. I’m just retiring from the Cup Series and focusing on the owner side.” Asked by if he might race in the Rolex 24 or in the dirt cars he loves so much, Stewart smiled and said, “All of the above.” He then added, “There’s great racing across the country and there’s neat marquee events that you look at in the paper, and you’re like, ‘Man, it would be really cool to try that.’ We’re now going to have that opportunity in a couple years to do that.” And Stewart also was queried about running the occasional NASCAR XFINITY or Camping World Truck series race. One race Stewart won’t enter again, however, is the Indianapolis 500.
“Just the opposite.” And for Stewart fans, there was one big and very welcome surprise: He’s not totally retiring from driving after 2016; he’s just not going to race Sprint Cup anymore. “I’m not retiring from racing; I’m just retiring from the Cup Series.
You know, perfect examples like this past weekend at Loudon (New Hampshire).
Haas had hosted a press conference in the same building a day earlier, announcing Roman Grosjean would drive on the Haas F1 cars next year.
“The one variable he left out, I know it was just probably a miscue, but he announced his full-time driver next year in the F1 car,” Stewart said of Haas.
Then we did some crew chief swapping and it kind of set things back a little bit.
I think that is a realistic good place to start for us.” Patrick will have a new sponsor (Nature’s Bakery) and a new contract with Stewart-Haas.
“He didn’t announce his second driver for the F1 team, and you’re looking at him.” And Stewart made it very clear he wants to win in NASCAR in 2016, specifically mentioning the Daytona 500 and Southern 500 as the two races he most wants to capture.
“I can promise you next year is not a coast-and-collect year,” said Stewart.
9, 2017) - With the 2017 season set to open for Tony Stewart-Curb/Agajanian Racing (TSR) in Florida Thursday, the team is focused on continuing to set the standard in short track racing with two of the most accomplished drivers in all of motorsports.
Behind the wheels of the TSR Sprint cars are eight-time and reigning World of Outlaws (Wo O) Craftsman Sprint Car Series Champion Donny Schatz and three-time NASCAR Cup Series champion, 1997 Indy Car champion and 1995 USAC triple crown winner Tony Stewart.
His Tony Stewart Racing teammate Donny Schatz won the 30-lap feature event by making a last lap pass in the TSR No. "I'm beyond thrilled to be getting back to racing on dirt, and having Rush Truck Centers along for the ride is really exciting." Rush Truck Centers continues its relationship with Tony Stewart by sponsoring his Tony Stewart Racing team. 7, 2017) - Rush Enterprises, which operates the largest network of commercial vehicle dealerships in North America, announced today a continuation of its relationship with motorsports icon Tony Stewart by sponsoring his Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing (TSR) team. Last week, Smoke played team captain and coach in the Chili Bowl racers kickball game to raise money for Jeff Gordon's Kick-It for Children’s Cancer.