(Photo: Tony Stewart during action at Port Royal Speedway – Jason Brown Motorsports Photography Credit)

Smoke works to rebound after tough weekend in Central Pennsylvania

Date: Friday, April 13th
Event: Tommy Hinnershitz Memorial
Series: Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1
Track: Williams Grove Speedway (Mechanicsburg, Pa.)
Tony Stewart B-Main Finish (Start): 11th (11th)

Date: Saturday, April 14th
Event: Keith Kauffman Classic
Series: Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1
Track: Port Royal Speedway (Port Royal, Pa.)
Tony Stewart B-Main Finish (Start): 18th (6th)

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (April 16, 2018) – After a long stretch of 360c.i. sprint car competition, most recently participating in the Texas Sprint Car Nationals featuring the ASCS Sprint Car Dirt Series, Tony Stewart made the transition back to the 410c.i. ranks and joined the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 for pair of programs in Pennsylvania.

Stewart’s trip to the Keystone State included visits to Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, April 13, as well as Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, April 14. Although Stewart’s results were disappointing, the three-time NASCAR Cup champion valued his track time and looks forward to returning to Pennsylvania in the future.

“Central Pennsylvania is a tough place to race. Not only did we have to compete against the All Stars, but we also had to compete against a loaded field of local talent,” Tony 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, said. “We learned a lot over the weekend. You have to take the bad with the good and move forward. I’m looking forward to the opportunity to return to Central Pennsylvania and outdo our performances from this past weekend.”

Battling against a field nearing 50 entries during his pair of All Star Circuit of Champions starts, each of Stewart’s attempts ended during B-main competition, forced to race the consolation events after failing to transfer through his respective heat races. During his best heat race performance of the weekend, the Columbus, Ind., native missed an A-main transfer position by one spot on Saturday at the Port Royal Speedway “Speed Palace,” finishing fifth with only the top-four making the call.

“Laps are important anyway you can get them,” Stewart continued. “We tried to make the best of our situation and learn for the next time.”

Tony Stewart’s upcoming plans will be determined in the coming days. Please stay tuned for further details.

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 April 14, 2018)
Total Races: 16
Total Wins: 1
Total Top-5s: 5
Total Top-10s: 8


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