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UPDATED: Wed., May 22, 2019, 4:30 p.m.

Tony Stewart, Joe Gibbs, Bobby Labonte elected to NASCAR Hall of Fame

Tony Stewart headlines a Joe Gibbs racing trio that has been elected to the NASCAR Hall of Fame. The three-time Cup Series champion will be inducted alongside car owner Joe …


Tony Stewart headlines new nominees for NASCAR Hall of Fame

Tony Stewart headlines six new nominees eligible for induction into NASCAR’s Hall of Fame. Stewart joins Neil Bonnett, Sam Ard, Marvin Panch, Jim Paschal and Red Vogt as the new …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 9, 2018, 1:07 p.m.

Tony Stewart eyes Indy 500 in 2019 in bid for elusive title

Tony Stewart says he’d like to return to the Indianapolis 500 as early as next year. The three-time NASCAR champion is retired from top competition but still enters sprint car …


Tony Stewart, Ward family settle wrongful death lawsuit

Tony Stewart and the parents of Kevin Ward Jr. have agreed to settle the wrongful death lawsuit filed by the family against the former NASCAR star for his role in …


Tony Stewart enjoying new role, puts Le Mans on ‘bucket list’

Tony Stewart can show up late, leave early or not even attend NASCAR practices these days. It’s one of the perks of his pseudo retirement.


Retired NASCAR star Tony Stewart returns to sprint cars

Tony Stewart’s return to sprint car racing provided him more frustration than frivolity. Driving a sprint car for the first time since he accidentally struck and killed Kevin Ward during …


Tony Stewart weary of fighting with NASCAR

Tony Stewart is at peace with however his final season in NASCAR comes to an end.


Tony Stewart plans to meet with Ryan Newman about wreck

Tony Stewart said he expects to meet with fellow driver Ryan Newman and NASCAR officials Friday at Chicagoland Speedway in an attempt to smooth over some hard feelings from last …


Tony Stewart will drive ‘throwback’ car at Southern 500

Tony Stewart is hoping that going old school will change his luck at Darlington Raceway for his final Southern 500.


Jeff Gordon willing to sub for Dale Earnhardt Jr. as long as needed

Jeff Gordon weaved his way through a mob of fans lined the outside the media center in Long Pond, Pennsylvania, all screaming for an autograph from a driver they thought …


Stewart puts winning ahead of nostalgia in Indianapolis farewell

When Tony Stewart dreamed about winning at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, he never contemplated saying goodbye.


Tony Stewart wins NASCAR race at Sonoma to snap 84-event drought

For at least one weekend, Smoke was back. Tony Stewart returned to victory lane for the first time in three years in vintage fashion – refusing to let Denny Hamlin …


NASCAR Driver Council to pay Tony Stewart $35,000 fine

Tony Stewart’s peers will pay the $35,000 fine NASCAR levied against the three-time champion for criticizing the series about a potential safety hazard during races.


Tony Stewart cleared to race, will be in car at Richmond

Tony Stewart has been cleared to return to racing and will be back in his car Friday at Richmond International Raceway.


Brian Vickers to replace Tony Stewart at Daytona

Brian Vickers is expected to replace injured driver Tony Stewart for the NASCAR season opener at Daytona International Speedway, The Associated Press has learned.


Tony Stewart’s final NASCAR ride hits bumpy snag

The exit plan for Tony Stewart has gone horribly wrong.


NASCAR’s Tony Stewart hospitalized with back injury

Three-time NASCAR champion Tony Stewart was hospitalized Tuesday with a back injury and Stewart-Haas Racing said the team was unsure of the extent of his injuries just a week before …


In brief: NASCAR’s Jimmie Johnson nears next milestone

Autos: Jimmie Johnson was still only a prospect in NASCAR’s developmental series when he tried to work up the nerve to talk to Jeff Gordon in 2000. What he didn’t …


Tony Stewart announces retirement date after 2016 season

There was no final straw, no outside influence, no personal trauma that led Tony Stewart to set an expiration date on his NASCAR career. Instead, the three-time NASCAR champion simply …


Parents of dead driver want ‘justice’

The parents of a sprint car driver struck and killed last year by Tony Stewart believe a wrongful death lawsuit is the only way to hold the NASCAR star accountable. …


Ward family files suit against Tony Stewart

ALBANY, N.Y. – The family of a young driver struck and killed by Tony Stewart’s car on an upstate New York sprint racing track filed a wrongful death lawsuit against …


Stewart-Haas Racing puts Kurt Busch backup plan in place

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Team owner Tony Stewart has a contingency plan in place should Kurt Busch be unable to drive this season because of his legal troubles. Stewart did …


Stewart likes Harvick’s chances

Tony Stewart has never been fond of predictions and when asked, he almost always gives the same response: “If I knew the answer to that, I’d probably be a bookie …


Tony Stewart will not face charges in deadly crash

CANANDAIGUA, N.Y. – After more than six weeks in limbo, NASCAR star Tony Stewart finally got the news he wanted. A grand jury that heard testimony from more than two …


Tony Stewart will not face charges in driver’s death

CANANDAIGUA, N.Y. (AP) — A grand jury has decided against charging NASCAR star Tony Stewart in the August death of another driver at a sprint car race in upstate New …


Grand jury to weigh case of NASCAR’s Tony Stewart

A grand jury will decide whether NASCAR driver Tony Stewart will be charged in the August death of a fellow driver at a sprint car race in upstate New York. …


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Recovered Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin says the right knee he injured at the hockey world championship is fine and he’s been working out for the past month or so. …


Jeff Gordon says Tony Stewart could run strong in Atlanta

Jeff Gordon is expecting Tony Stewart to be a contender in his return to the track. Kevin Harvick will be on the pole but Stewart, who will start 12th, will …


Auto racing notes: Tony Stewart back at the track, looking to heal

Tony Stewart took his seat on the podium – unshaven, his eyes glassy – and unfolded a sheet of paper. His voice quivered as he read, pausing to maintain his …


Tony Stewart to return to competition Sunday

Tony Stewart will return to Sprint Cup competition Sunday at Atlanta Motor Speedway, ending a three-race hiatus taken after he struck and killed a fellow driver during a dirt-track race. …