BROWNSBURG, IND – Despite kicking off the weekend with a 13th place performance, ‘Smoke’ Tony Stewart’s visit to Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway with the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series hit high gear the following evening, as the three-time NASCAR Cup Series champion and seven-time sprint car winner in 2019 eventually ended his two-day Music City Outlaw Nationals appearance with a fourth place performance on Saturday evening, June 1.
Resulting in his 19th top-five finish of the 2019 season, Stewart’s fourth place run was the product of an inside-third row starting position, ultimately forced to battle with some of the best in the sport including defending Knoxville Nationals champion, Brad Sweet, and ten-time World of Outlaws champion, and teammate, Donny Schatz.
Stewart kicked off the $25,000-to-win, Music City Outlaw Nationals finale by recording the third fastest time during qualifying time trials, just before winning his respective heat race.
Although Saturday’s result was a vast improvement over his Friday night opener, Smoke did advance three positions on Friday evening in Nashville, climbing ahead from 16th to finish 13th on a tricky and relatively narrow racing surface.
“We enjoyed our visit to Nashville. We have been competitive all over the map this season, and to continue that competitive streak against the World of Outlaws says a lot about this team and our potential,” Tony Stewart said, driver of the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing/Rush Truck Centers/Toco Warranty/Ford Performance/Curb Records/Sage Fruit/Absolute Automation & Security/No. 14 sprint car. “Our goal is to transition our competitive streak to All Star action this weekend in New York.”
Tony Stewart will continue his 2019 sprint car campaign with a pair of Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 starts in the Empire State, joining the self-owned Series during a visit to Outlaw Speedway in Dundee on Friday, June 7, followed by a Sunday night stop to the state-of-the-art Weedsport Speedway in Weedsport on June 9.
Smoke owns one All Star Circuit of Champions victory thus far in 2019, that occurring at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla, in early February.
Fans are encouraged to follow the progress of Tony Stewart, Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing and the No. 14/Rush Truck Centers/Toco Warranty/Ford Performance/Curb Records/Sage Fruit/Absolute Automation & Security/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.
|2019 Tony Stewart/Tony Stewart Racing Statistics: (thru June 3, 2019)|
|Total Races: 28|
|Total Wins: 7|
|Total Top-5s: 19|
|Total Top-10s: 22|