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Tony Stewart: Kevin Ward’s death will ‘affect my life forever’

Tony Stewart addressed the media for the first time since his car struck and killed Kevin Ward Jr. during a sprint-car race in New York. “This has been one of the toughest tragedies I’ve ever had to deal with, both professionally and personally. This is something that will definitely affect my life forever,” said Stewart. “This is a sadness and a pain that I hope no one has...
Via Sports-Glory
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Ty Dillion, Wendy Venturini, Jeff Burton, And Contest News

On NASCAR America Jeff Burton stated that he did not know if he was driving the #14 this weekend and that is could be a last minute decision to change drivers.  He also stated that it will be easy to change out seats. Ty Dillion will make first Sprint Cup start at Atlanta in the #33 car. Wendy Venturini at New Hampshire is going to be a co-anchor for the PRN radio broadcast of the...
Via The Pit Stop
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Jeff Burton will again drive for Tony Stewart at Bristol

Jeff Burton will again climb behind the wheel of the No. 14 Chevrolet SS normally driven by three-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Tony Stewart. Stewart will be missing his third straight Cup Series race following an accident at Canandaigua Speedway in New York that took the life of 20-year old Kevin Ward Jr. Burton, a 21 time Cup winner, has 40 career starts at Bristol which...
10 days ago  |  Discuss

NSCS: Stewart to Miss Bristol Motor Speedway

KANNAPOLIS, N.C. — Stewart-Hass Racing announced Tuesday that Jeff Burton will once again pilot the No. 14 Chevrolet at the Bristol Motor Speedway this weekend. This will be the third race in-a-row where Tony Stewart has missed a NASCAR Sprint Cup series race since the Sprint Car crash almost three weekend’s ago. It is still unclear when Stewart will get back into his ride. Rumors...
Via Sicknissified
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Broken Tailpipe Sends Burton to Garage; Finishes 37th at Michigan

The opportunity to spin the tires incessantly as part of a celebratory burnout for winning a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race is the goal of any driver, and veteran wheelman Jeff Burton had that very goal at the start of the Pure Michigan 400 Sunday at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn. Unfortunately for Burton, who served as the interim driver of the No. 14 Mobil 1/Bass Pro...

Jeff Burton and Kevin Harvick comment on Stewart-Ward situation and disappointment in media

During a sprint car event last week on Saturday night at Canandaigua (N.Y.) Motorsports Park, Kevin Ward Jr. was spun out by Tony Stewart. He then got out of his car to display his displeasure, when Stewart’s car would make contact with Ward, sending him sliding across the track. Kevin Ward Jr. would be transported to hospital, where he was pronounced dead upon arrival. Since...
Via On Pit Road
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Brett Frood: “It’s been an emotional week for (Stewart). He’s grieving.”

On Friday morning at Michigan International Speedway, Stewart-Haas Racing Executive Vice President Brett Frood addressed the media, along with VP of Competition Greg Zippidelli and intern driver Jeff Burton. Burton is filling in for Tony Stewart behind the wheel of No. 14 Bass Pro Shops/Mobil 1 Chevrolet SS as Stewart sits out this weekend. During a sprint car event last Saturday...
Via On Pit Road
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Stewart to sit out next NASCAR race, Jeff Burton to replace

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Tony Stewart will not race Sunday at Michigan International Speedway, skipping a second straight NASCAR Sprint Cup race since striking and killing a driver in a dirt-track race at a small New York track. Stewart announced the decision in a statement Thursday. His plans for the rest of the season have not been determined. Jeff Burton will drive Stewart’s No....
16 days ago  |  Discuss

NSCS: Burton Announced to Drive No. 14 at Michigan

KANNAPOLIS, N.C. — Stewart-Haas Racing driver, Tony Stewart, has announced that he will not race at the Michigan International Speedway this weekend. Stewart-Haas Racing will have Jeff Burton behind the wheel of the No. 14 Chevrolet. Burton has 40 starts at the 2.0-mile oval and still looks to score his first win there. He’s driven to four top-five and 11 top-10 finishes there...
Via Sicknissified
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Is New Hampshire the final race for Jeff Burton?

Jeff Burton stepped out of the No. 31 Chevrolet for Richard Childress Racing t the end of the 2013 season. Since making that decision Burton has been just a part-time driver for Michael Waltrip Racing in the No. 66 Toyota. Sunday’s race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway could be the final one in the career of the 47-year-old. Asked whether or not the Camping World RV Sales 301 would...
July 12, 2014  |  Discuss
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