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Bad Week – Tony Stewart
The good feelings from Bristol didn’t last nearly as long as they should have for Stewart and the No. 14 team. After finishing inside of the top-10 for the first time in 2015 in Bristol, Stewart had his fifth finish of 30th or worse (in nine races) this past weekend in Bristol.
Things were looking good for Stewart early when he raced into the top-10 and looked fast doing so. However, like many other weeks Stewart would get shuffled outside of the top-15 often after pit stops and restarts. Late in the race Stewart was battling for position around the 15th position when contact between him and Dale Earnhardt Jr. resulted in Stewart spinning.
The spin wasn’t all that bad since Stewart didn’t hit anything. However there is no such thing as good luck in nine race for Stewart; the No. 14 car wouldn’t turn over after the spin and he had to retire to the garage. Had the car fired he most likely would have stayed on the lead lap or at least only lost one lap. With the only luck hitting Stewart being of the bad variety, I’m concerned for him this weekend in Talladega.