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Tony Stewart, driver of the #14 Mobil 1/Bass Pro Shops Chevrolet, drives through the garage area during practice for the Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan International Speedway on August 14, 2015 in Brooklyn, Michigan. (Photo Source: Zimbio/Gregory Shamus/Getty Images North America)

Tony Qualified: 5th

Tony Finished: 21st (one lap down)

Points: 441 (currently 26th place in the chase chase standings)

Quote of The Race: “You’re the dog.” — Chad Johnston, informing Tony he had made it into lucky dog position. For some reason just the way Chad said this struck me as funny during the race.

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(Photo Credit: Tony Stewart Foundaton Facebook Page)

With the repave a couple years ago, it’s just lightning fast. And the groove is getting wider and wider so it’s easier to race there. It’s definitely just a fast, fast racetrack. We talk about momentum. Momentum is a huge deal there. You carry so much speed to the turns, and the corners are so long and so round, you have to be very smooth there.” Tony Stewart Michigan Race Advance

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(Photo Credit: Tony Stewart Foundation Facebook Page)

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As promised on Monday- I give you my thoughts on the Ward family bringing a wrongful death suit against Tony Stewart. It’s longish for a Loose Lugnuts item, but it’s my personal thoughts on the matter.  There is some good stuff underneath it- so if you aren’t interested in that just skip number 1 (and maybe number 2 & 3) and keep on down the list of stuff that has been rolling around my head like loose lugnuts in a pit stall after a green flag pit stop: (more…)

(Readers- Long time Smoke fan, Judy Seigworth (@jseigworth), agreed to give us her first hand experience as a spectator for The Smoke Show last week! For those who don’t know, The Smoke Show is a long running event put on by Texas Motor Speedway benefitting the Texas chapter of Speedway Children’s Charities. Over it’s 7 years the Smoke Show has raised over $1.5 million dollars for the charity. The following is Judy’s story, in her words and pictures  from the event! I was glad when Judy agreed to share her story with my readers- I certainly enjoyed hearing it and I hope that you will too!)

Tony and Judy at Texas Motor Speedway for the Smoke Show 2015 (photo credit: Judy Seigworth)

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08 August, 2015: Sprint Cup Series drivers Tony Stewart (14) and Dale Earnhardt Jr. (88) talk during qualifying for the Cheez-It 355 at Watkins Glen International in Watkins Glen, New York. (Photo Credit: Tony Stewart Official Store Facebook/HHP/David Tulis)

Tony Qualified: 3rd

Tony Finished: 43rd

Points: 418 (currently 26th place in the chase chase standings)

Us Stewart fans came into the Sprint Cup race at Watkin’s Glen knowing three things: (more…)

Photo Credit: Tony Stewart Facebook/CIA Stock

“I like it when it gets hot and slick there [Watkin's Glen]. It kind of plays into our hands. This is the part of the year when the temperatures are at their highest, and we tend to pick up. I think we can handle the slicker conditions sometimes a little better than some of the guys around us. A lot of guys panic because they know it’s going to get slick. I get excited when I know it’s going to get slick.” — Tony Stewart, Watkins Glen Team Release 2015

 

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02 August 2015: Tony Stewart during the Windows 10 400 at Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, PA. (Photo Credit: Tony Stewart Facebook Page/HHP/Rusty Jarrett )

Here’s the latest of what is rolling around in my brain like loose lugnuts in a pitstall after a green flag pit stop. As always it’s in no particular order- it’s just listed as it comes to me: (more…)

(A special thank you for Jessica Bure for providing most of the photos for this post! You rock! — Amy)

The #14 Rush Truck Centers Chevy at Pocono Raceway, July 2015. (Photo Credit: Jessica Bure for BadGroove.com)

Tony Qualified: 5th

Tony Finished: 9th

Points: 417 (currently 25th place in the chase chase standings)

Tony’s sums up the race in two sentences: “We struggled the first part of the race with our Rush Truck Centers/Mobil 1 Chevrolet, but we got better the last third (of the race).  I felt really good about the car at the end of the race, and that’s been our weakness all year.” (more…)