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By David Morgan, Associate Editor There have been many memorable moments in the history of the Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, but a native Hoosier capturing the checkered flag on his native soil, makes the 2005 running of the race one of the most special in the event’s history. In his first six starts at Indianapolis, Tony Stewart had come close to winning at the Brickyard, with two top-five finishes and a top-10 finish, but a win still eluded him. Stewart was on a roll when the 2005 edition ofRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor Throughout the 1960’s and 1970’s, it was a common sight to see the Wood Brothers and Petty Enterprises battling it out for the win, but in the following decades, both teams found themselves in a slump. All of that changed when the NASCAR Cup Series rolled into Bristol in March 2001 with Elliott Sadler and John Andretti driving the famous No. 21 and No. 43 cars for the Wood Brothers and Petty Enterprises, respectively. As the Food City 500 played out, several drivers took their turnsRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor Tony Stewart hasn’t raced a NASCAR stock car since stepping away from the Cup Series full-time in 2016, but the allure of racing once more at his home track proved to be too much for the three-time champion and newly minted NASCAR Hall of Famer. With the NASCAR Xfinity Series moving its July 4th race away from the storied oval and on to the 14-turn, 2.439-mile infield road course, Stewart announced on Wednesday that he will be returning to the driver’s seat for that race toRead More
By Holly Cain, NASCAR Wire Service Note: This is the fifth in a five-part series of features highlighting the NASCAR Hall of Fame Class of 2020 – Buddy Baker, Joe Gibbs, Bobby Labonte, Tony Stewart and Waddell Wilson. The class will be officially enshrined on Jan. 31 at the Charlotte Convention Center, broadcast live at 8 p.m. ET on NBCSN, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio. For those that ever watched him race; saw him win and win and win; watched him hoist NASCAR’s cherished Cup Series championship trophy, again andRead More
By Holly Cain, NASCAR Wire Service Note: This is the third in a five-part series of features highlighting the NASCAR Hall of Fame Class of 2020 – Buddy Baker, Joe Gibbs, Bobby Labonte, Tony Stewart and Waddell Wilson. The class will be officially enshrined on Jan. 31 at the Charlotte Convention Center, broadcast live at 8 p.m. ET on NBCSN, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio. Last November, on the eve of his team fielding an unprecedented three of the four cars eligible for the 2019 NASCAR Cup Series championship trophy,Read More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor Editor’s note: Motorsports Tribune will be previewing the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series season for the full-time drivers in the series leading into February’s running of the Daytona 500. Age: 32 Years in Cup: 13th overall, ninth full time season Career Wins: Two After a career year in 2018, Aric Almirola and Stewart-Haas Racing regressed a bit last season. Despite Almirola and two of his teammates making it into the Playoffs, things didn’t turn out as they would have hoped. The Tampa, Florida native was able to score threeRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Editor’s note: Motorsports Tribune will be previewing the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series season for the full-time drivers in the series leading into February’s running of the Daytona 500. Age: 21 Years in Cup: Rookie Career Wins: Nine in Xfinity Series and Two in Truck Series Six years competing on the national tour has culminated to this pinnacle moment for Cole Custer. It feels like yesterday when Custer broke through with a win at Loudon in just his seventh Truck Series start at the tender age ofRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor A year after locking up NASCAR Xfinity Series Rookie of the Year honors, Stewart-Haas Racing announced Monday that Chase Briscoe is back with the team for the 2020 campaign. The Mitchell, Indiana native piloted his No. 98 Ford to a fifth place points finish in 2019, scoring one win (Iowa), 13 top-five finishes, 26 top-10 finishes, and two poles along the way. His totals from 2019 are in addition to his first career win that was claimed at the Charlotte Motor Speedway Roval while runningRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor HOMESTEAD, Fla. – To say that Daniel Suarez was caught off guard by the news that he would be out of the No. 41 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford at season’s end would be an understatement. In fact, Suarez seemed as shocked as everyone else about the way everything played out and the steps that led to him being out and Cole Custer replacing him in the SHR Cup Series program. “I am a little disappointed,” Suarez said. “A lot of people have worked very hard onRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor HOMESTEAD, Fla. – The career paths of Joe Gibbs and Tony Stewart will forever be intertwined as the two were instrumental in making each other a success in the NASCAR Cup Series. While they have gone the separate ways, with both running world-class teams in NASCAR’s upper echelon, the two remain close, even as Kyle Busch, Denny Hamlin, and Martin Truex, Jr. from Joe Gibbs Racing and Kevin Harvick from Stewart-Haas Racing get ready to duke it out for the championship on Sunday afternoon. WhenRead More