Tony Stewart has retired from NASCAR Cup Series racing

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Besides Brian Scott, Tony Stewart has called it a career. Unlike Scott, Stewart competed in the NASCAR Cup Series for a long-time.

In his final NASCAR Cup Series race, Stewart — driving the Always a Racer Forever a Champion/Mobil 1 — Stewart finished 22nd. He started the race from the 11th spot.

Lowe's Chevrolet driver Jimmie Johnson celebrates in Victory Lane with Always a Racer/Mobil 1 Chevrolet driver Tony Stewart after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Ford EcoBoost 400 and the 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Championship
Jimmie Johnson celebrates in Victory Lane with Always a Racer/Mobil 1 Chevrolet driver Tony Stewart after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Ford EcoBoost 400 and the 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Championship (Getty Images)

He competed in the sport from 1999 through 2016. He had 618 starts in the sports’ highest level.

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The plan is for Clint Bowyer to driver the No. 14 entry for Stewart-Haas Racing. Stewart’s career comes to an end with 49 career wins.

He competed in 28 of the 36 races in 2016. His lone win came in the Toyota/Save Mart 350 on June 26, 2016 at Sonoma Racway in Sonoma, California.

Stewart calls it retirement with 187 Top 5 finishes. He also had 308 Top 10 finishes and 15 poles.

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His final pole came during the 2014 when he led the Duck Commander 500 at Texas Motor Speedway on Monday, April 7, 2014 at Fort Worth, Texas.

The pole at Texas was his fifth pole at Stewart Haas Racing. The previous poles from 1999 through 2005 came with Joe Gibbs Racing.

His final three poles came with Mobil 1 on the car. In 2011, he had Mobil 1 and Office Depot when he led from the pole at Charlotte.

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Mobil 1 and Office Depot were also on his car when he went to the pole in Atlanta in 2012. However, in 2014, he had Mobil 1 and Bass Pro Shops when he won the pole at Texas.

Previously, his poles from 1999 through 2005 had Home Depot on the car. In 2005, his Martinsville pole also had Lithium-ion on the car, as well.

His two poles in 2020 had Office Depot and Old Spice.

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