Smoke scores second USCS win of season, third win overall during visit to Southern Raceway

(Photo: Tony Stewart in Southern Raceway victory lane – USCS Media Credit)

Smoke scores second USCS win of season, third win overall during visit to Southern Raceway

Date: Friday, October 19th
Event: Hattiesburg Speedway Season Finale
Series: United Sprint Car Series (USCS) Outlaw Thunder Tour
Track: Hattiesburg Speedway (Hattiesburg, Miss.)
Tony Stewart A-Main Finish (Start): 5th (6th)

Date: Saturday, October 20th
Event: USCS at Southern Raceway
Series: United Sprint Car Series (USCS) Outlaw Thunder Tour
Track: Southern Raceway (Milton, Fla.)
Tony Stewart A-Main Finish (Start): 1st (6th)

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (October 22, 2018) – Despite kicking off the weekend with some bad luck in Hattiesburg, Miss., Smoke persevered and charged for a United Sprint Car Series (USCS) Outlaw Thunder Tour victory at Southern Raceway in Milton, Florida. Stewart, driver of the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing/Rush Truck Centers/Textron Off Road/Ford Performance/Curb Records/Sage Fruit/No. 14 sprint car, rallied from sixth to earn his second USCS victory of the 2018 season, battling by National Sprint Car Hall of Fame inductee, Danny Smith, on lap 16 to do so.

For Smoke, the victory on October 20 bumped his overall total to three in 2018, adding his pair of USCS 360 triumphs to an All Star victory at BAPS Motor Speedway in late-August. Stewart’s first USCS win of the year took shape on Saturday, March 3, at the Magnolia Motor Speedway in Columbus, Mississippi.

“It feels good to get another one of these,” Tony Stewart explained about his USCS victory. “I feel like we’ve been close a lot this year with the USCS, Friday included. Regardless, hats off to Jimmy and Marty for all of their hard work. Their schedule hasn’t been easy this year, but they keep their heads up and keep pushing forward”

Despite resulting in a top-five finish, Tony Stewart’s visit to Hattiesburg (Miss.) Speedway on Friday, October 19, was quite the roller coaster. After starting sixth on the feature grid, Smoke battled his way forward and was making a pass for second when disaster struck, ultimately getting collected in a spin. Restarting at the tail of the field, Stewart rebounded in a hurry and eventually worked his way back to fifth by the time the final checkers flew.

The top-five, added with his victory on Saturday, increased his season top-five total to 27.

On a side note, Tony Stewart and Tony Stewart Racing teammate Donny Schatz each earned victories on Saturday night during sprint car competition. Schatz’s triumph occurred during World of Outlaws action at Dodge City (Kan.) Raceway Park capping off a perfect night for the Brownsburg, Indiana-based race team.

Upcoming plans remain uncertain for Tony Stewart. Fans are encouraged to stay alert online, as well as on all of the available social media outlets.

ADDITIONAL MEDIA:
Fans are encouraged to follow the progress of Tony Stewart, Tony Stewart Racing and the No. 14 Rush Truck Centers/Textron Off Road/Ford Performance/Curb Records/Sage Fruit/J&J Auto Racing motorsports team on the Web and on social media. More information can be found at www.tonystewartracing.com, as well as at www.tonystewart.com.

Tony Stewart: Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/TonyStewart/  or on Twitter at https://twitter.com/TonyStewart

Tony Stewart Racing: Facebook at www.facebook.com/TonyStewartRacing or on Twitter and Instagram @TonyStewart_Rcg.

2018 Tony Stewart/Tony Stewart Racing Statistics: (thru October 22, 2018)
Total Races: 65
Total Wins: 3
Total Top-5s: 27
Total Top-10s: 38

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CONTACT:
Tyler Altmeyer
Tony Stewart Racing Enterprises
(724) 954-4915, pr@tonystewart.com

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