"He's been an asshole at times." Stewart barges into the mobile office at the back of the Home Depot hauler where Greg Zipadelli, the only NASCAR crew chief he's ever had, is waiting to debrief him. As we take off over the Phoenix Speedway, Stewart opens a box containing piping-hot Papa John's pizza and takes a slice. At a time when the .5 billion industry of NASCAR has corporatized and spawned a generation of technically gifted, clean-cut racers like Johnson and Jeff Gordon, Stewart — or "Smoke," as he's called in the back rooms — is a throwback to racing's older era of bootleggers and brawlers. "Tony represents what made this sport," says Hunter. Recently, Stewart dropped a bombshell when he announced he was leaving his employer, the deep-pocketed Joe Gibbs Racing, to start his own team in 2009."Good race, Tony," I say, trying to ease the tension. With his prodigious stomach, permanent stubble and more than occasional public outbursts, Stewart reminds the faithful of scruffier icons like Bobby Allison, Junior Johnson, Dale Earnhardt Sr. Haas CNC Racing, a much smaller outfit that has never won a race and whose principal owner, Gene Haas, is serving two years in prison for tax fraud, offered Stewart a free 50 percent stake in its million organization. The new team is called Stewart-Haas Racing, and it's the biggest move of Stewart's career. Stewart will no longer have the well-regarded Zipadelli in his ear or the Home Depot logo decorating everything in his sightline. I got an edge." Of course, the switch raises a delicious question.OFFICIAL DRIVER LINKS Tony Stewart Tony Stewart Foundation Tony Stewart Racing Eldora Speedway [owned by Stewart] Paducah International Raceway SOCIAL NETWORK LINKS Tony Stewart - Twitter Tony Stewart - Facebook STATISTICS Tony Stewart - ESPN Tony Stewart - Racing MORE INFO on the JAYSKI site about teams/drivers 2016 Paint Schemes 2015 Paint Schemes 2014 Paint Schemes Contract Status: Stewart: retired from NASCAR and owner of Stewart-Haas Racing.There are TWO current race tracks the Cup Series runs on that Tony Stewart did NOT win a Cup race: Kentucky 0 for 6 with a best finish of 5th in 2016 Darlington 0 for 22 with a best finish of 3rd in 2009 & 2012 Stewart has won at 20 of 23 tracks he has raced on, didn't win at Rockingham which is no longer active for Cup racing.(7-9-2016) Tony Stewart Current and Past News (NOTE: some older links may not work)Latest on lawsuit against Stewart: A summary judgment hearing scheduled for Friday in the wrongful death lawsuit filed by Kevin Ward Jr.'s parents against Tony Stewart has been canceled as U. District Court judge David Hurd told attorneys that he will rule solely from the briefs submitted." Stewart complained to me the night before — just finished a distant 14th. Jimmie fucking Johnson: the glad-handing, charity-golf-event-hosting, Eddie Haskell-acting, California-born suck-up. Wish I could afford that kind of lifestyle." Stewart earned an estimated million last year.
Check out all the drivers and celebrities, accompanied by their wives and girlfriends, during NASCAR's year-end celebration at the Wynn Las Vegas. It's a crisp night at the Phoenix International Raceway, and Stewart's No.