Kasey Kahne edges Kevin Harvick for Quicken Loans 400 pole
JUN 12, 5:08p ET | Tom Jensen
Rotowire: Aug 7 / 8:37a ET
News: In August 2013, Stewart's right leg was nearly torn off after crashing in an Iowa sprint car race. While last August, once again racing the powerful open-wheel machines in upstate New York, he was involved in a tragic accident that cost the life of local driver Kevin Ward. Talking Wednesday to reporters in Texas, Stewart admitted those incidents, especially Ward's death, has changed his life forever, goprn.com reports.
Impact: The last two years have been turbulent at best for the three-time champion of NASCAR's top division. Unfortunately, it looks as though these events have also corresponded to his struggles on the race track. Stewart admits these incidents have changed him forever, and they could be mental obstacles that have factored into his racing. Only time will tell if that's the case.
Rotowire: Aug 3 / 9:44a ET
News: Stewart, driver of the No. 14 Rush Truck Centers/Mobil 1 Chevrolet SS, led the way for Stewart-Haas Racing Sunday at Pocono Raceway by finishing ninth in the Windows 10 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race, stewarthaasracing.com reports.
Impact: Stewart shook off a 12-race Top-10 slump and recorded just his second Top-10 finish of the season Sunday at the Tricky Triangle. The effort builds on an impressive resume at the tri-oval for the veteran driver, but more importantly breathes some hope into this slumping team. Stewart will now head to Watkins Glen with a little momentum. It's a road course where he's won five times during his 14-year career.