Tony Stewart earns trio of top-fives during final rounds of USCS Speedweek; All Star visits to Outlaw, Stateline, Weedsport ahead

(Photo: Tony Stewart in action earlier this season – Vince Vellella Photo Credit)

Tony Stewart earns trio of top-fives during final rounds of USCS Speedweek; All Star visits to Outlaw, Stateline, Weedsport ahead

Date: Thursday, May 31st
Event: 13th Annual USCS Sprint Speedweek presented by Fireade
Series: United Sprint Car Series (USCS) Outlaw Thunder National Tour
Track: Talladega Short Track (Eastaboga, Ala.)
Tony Stewart A-Main Finish (Start): 3rd (6th)

Date: Friday, June 1st
Event: 13th Annual USCS Sprint Speedweek presented by Fireade
Series: United Sprint Car Series (USCS) Outlaw Thunder National Tour
Track: Magnolia Motor Speedway (Columbus, Miss.)
Tony Stewart A-Main Finish (Start): 3rd (5th)

Date: Saturday, June 2nd
Event: 13th Annual USCS Sprint Speedweek presented by Fireade
Series: United Sprint Car Series (USCS) Outlaw Thunder National Tour
Track: Riverside International Speedway (West Memphis, Ark.)
Tony Stewart A-Main Finish (Start): 5th (11th)

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (June 4, 2018) – After a week away from open wheel competition, Tony Stewart made his return to the cockpit of the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing/Rush Truck Centers/Textron Off Road/Ford Performance/Curb Records/Sage Fruit/No. 15 sprint car and entered a trio of United Sprint Car Series (USCS) Outlaw Thunder Tour programs in Alabama, Mississippi, and Arkansas, respectively, helping the 360c.i., winged sprint car series wrap-up their annual edition of Speedweek.

Stewart earned three top-five finishes during his three-race swing in the South, earning a pair of third place performances during his starts at Talladega (Ala.) Short Track and Magnolia (Miss.) Motor Speedway, followed up with a fifth place run on Saturday at Riverside (Ark.) International Speedway.

Stewart’s most impressive performance of the weekend took shape at Riverside. Dubbed “The Ditch,” Stewart charged six positions at the West Memphis-area venue, climbing from 11th on the feature grid to finish fifth at the final checkers.

Boosting his weekend performances, Stewart’s campaigns at Talladega and Magnolia each commenced with heat race victories. The Columbus, Ind., native now owns 18 top-ten finishes in 26 starts, 14 of which inside the top-five.

“It was a fun weekend for us. It was a great way to get out and visit three different tracks,” Stewart said. “We’ve been getting more and more comfortable and it shows with results like these. We get to join the All Stars for a couple of starts this weekend. Hopefully we can keep this streak of top-five finishes going.”

Up next on the schedule, Tony Stewart will join the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 for a trio of starts in the Empire State, first joining the self-owned organization at Outlaw Speedway in Dundee on Friday, June 8.

Stewart will continue his All Star weekend on Saturday, June 9, with a visit to the “New” Stateline Speedway near Jamestown, capping off the three-day swing on Sunday, June 10, when the three-time NASCAR Cup champion visits Weedsport Speedway in Weedsport.

All three All Star Circuit of Champions programs will award $5,000 top prizes.

“I’m really looking forward to next weekend.  I’m really proud of our Series and excited to be able to compete against Chad (Kemenah), Dave (Blaney), Jac (Haudenschild), Aaron (Reutzel), Carson (Macedo), Paul (McMahan) and all of the full-time All Stars,” Stewart added about his upcoming New York trip. “We’ve got some great talent with us this year. I’m hoping I can challenge these guys for a win all weekend. We’ll definitely put a show on for the fans that come out.”

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.

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2018 Tony Stewart/Tony Stewart Racing Statistics: (thru June 4, 2018)
Total Races: 26
Total Wins: 1
Total Top-5s: 14
Total Top-10s: 18

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

 

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