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Topic - Max Papis
NASCAR has indefinitely banned a driver's girlfriend from all events for slapping a rival racer after the Truck Series race Sunday in Bowmanville, Ontario.
James Buescher took the pole for the NASCAR Truck Series race Sunday, turning a lap at 109.189 mph Saturday on Canadian Tire Motorsport Park's 2.459-mile road course.
While team co-owner Tony Stewart is sidelined at home nursing a broken right leg, Stewart-Haas Racing is charging full steam ahead with aggressive plans for 2014.
He will be replaced in the Stewart-Hass No. 14 Chevrolet by Austin Dillon and Mark Martin. Stewart is expected to return in time for preseason testing in January 2014.
Out for the season with a broken leg, Tony Stewart turned to one of NASCAR's most respected drivers to take over the No. 14.
Stewart-Haas Racing has tabbed Austin Dillon to drive Tony Stewart's No. 14 Chevrolet this week at Michigan International Speedway.
Kyle Busch finally has that elusive second win at Watkins Glen International, atoning for a year ago when he lost a certain victory on the last lap.
When rain cut short Sprint Cup practice at Watkins Glen International and he struggled to find balance in his car, Marcos Ambrose blasted his team in the garage.
Marcos Ambrose was blunt and to the point as he contemplated the twists and turns of Watkins Glen International.
Jimmie Johnson can secure a spot in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship this week at Watkins Glen International, and he's not even thinking about it.
Smoke's out. Juan Pablo Montoya and Marcos Ambrose are desperate to get in.
At least a dozen road course ringers waited for the phone to ring when word spread that Tony Stewart had broken his leg in a sprint car race at Iowa.
Aside from a minor arm injury in the 2006 Chili Bowl, and a banged up shoulder that required a relief driver in a NASCAR race later that same season, Tony Stewart has walked away unscathed from many harrowing wrecks.
Tony Stewart told anyone who would listen why he continued racing anywhere, anytime, regardless of purse or crowd or car.
He had surgery Tuesday on the upper and lower parts of his leg, and Stewart-Haas Racing said he'll need a second surgery.
"It's an honor to be called to fill the shoes of Tony," said Papis, whose best finish in 35 Cup starts was an eighth here in 2009. "I feel I have a lot of confidence to go out there and give them a positive result. I love the opportunity. I love that you guys (the media) talk about it."
"Obviously this, I don't look at this like a career-changing (opportunity)," he said.