Stewart finds success as driver and owner
Tony Stewart, who won the 2006 Price Chopper 400 Presented by Kraft Foods, seems to have found his stride in 2009. This year marks the first time that Stewart is acting as driver and owner of his own Sprint Cup team, Stewart-Haas Racing. After 10 years with Joe Gibbs Racing, Stewart took the helm of the struggling Haas CNC Racing, a team that had only recorded one top-five finish in 209 starts from 2005-2008.
The team has seen an impressive turnaround under their new co-owner. Only 10 races into the 2009 season, Stewart sits third in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series standings, just 39 points behind leader Jeff Gordon. Stewart’s teammate, Ryan Newman, sits 10th in the standings. In 20 starts this season, Stewart-Haas Racing has recorded six top-five finishes and 11 top-ten finishes.
Stewart has finished in the top five three times at Kansas Speedway while his teammate Newman has also enjoyed considerable success at the facility, finishing second in 2001 and 2002 and winning in 2003.
“ Kansas is a place we always look forward to going to,” said Stewart.
Stewart and Newman return to Kansas Speedway in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Price Chopper 400 presented by Kraft Foods October 4th. Both will look be battling for their second victory at the track.
Kansas Speedway tickets are on sale now. The 2009-2010 Ticket Package includes the NASCAR Nationwide Series Kansas Lottery 300 and NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Price Chopper 400 presented by Kraft Foods on October 3-4 and the O’Reilly Auto Parts 250 and IndyCar Series Road Runner Turbo Indy 300 in the spring of 2010. Call 866.460.RACE or visit kansasspeedway.com for tickets today.