By Bob Pockrass
FOX Sports activities NASCAR Author
In relation to driving, Tony Stewart’s post-NASCAR racing profession has targeted totally on a return to his old flame: sprint-car racing.
However 2022 hasn’t seen Stewart hopping from filth observe to filth observe entering into his dash automotive. So far as racing, Stewart has competed in his Celebrity Racing Expertise (SRX) Collection however not a lot else.
It’s not that the 51-year-old doesn’t wish to race. However with the launch of a two-car drag-racing operation this 12 months, Stewart has opted to focus extra on his latest enterprise as a automotive proprietor.
Additionally, he has popped in to NASCAR races (together with three occasions within the FOX Sports activities sales space) to see how these groups are doing.
Tony Stewart talks launch of drag-racing staff
Tony Stewart has in the reduction of his sprint-car racing with the intention to commit extra time to the launch of his drag-racing staff. However he says he’s not retired.
The NASCAR Corridor of Famer, who received three Cup titles, burdened final week that he’s not retired from racing.
“This has been an enormous transition 12 months,” Stewart stated. “I’m not retired by any means. I don’t wish to come throughout as retired. I’m not retired.
“I needed to step apart from operating my dash automotive this 12 months due to our NHRA packages that we’re doing.”
The SRX Collection that Stewart developed places former and present drivers from numerous disciplines in equally ready vehicles as a part of a six-week summer time trek to a few of the most notable brief tracks within the nation.
Whereas Stewart was attempting to launch the collection final 12 months, he was additionally racing his dash automotive. He owns a sprint-car staff and was racing a number of instances per week.
Tony Stewart remembers his win within the 2009 All-Star Race
Tony Stewart rewatches his win within the 2009 NASCAR All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
This 12 months, he has not been behind the wheel a lot besides in SRX.
“Having these six weeks and the competitors stage that we’re racing with, that is one thing [I’ve relished],” Stewart stated. “Final 12 months, the [SRX] season type of snuck up on me as a result of I used to be operating my dash automotive … was very, very busy going into the SRX season.
“The place this 12 months, actually a month, month-and-a-half out, I used to be counting days till we began.”
For a glance again on Tony Stewart’s profession, right here’s “You Children Don’t Know: Tony Stewart.”
Bob Pockrass has spent a long time overlaying motorsports, together with the previous 30 Daytona 500s. He joined FOX Sports activities in 2019 following stints at ESPN, Sporting Information, NASCAR Scene journal and The (Daytona Seashore) Information-Journal. Comply with him on Twitter and Instagram @bobpockrass. Looking for more NASCAR content? Sign up for the FOX Sports NASCAR Newsletter with Bob Pockrass!
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