Since Stewart’s crash at Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa, Iowa, he had two surgeries to his right leg. He also has avoided the media frenzy until yesterday.
Tony Stewart: "I'm going to take full advantage of whatever time I've got on this earth..."
The deal between Stewart-Haas Racing and Kurt Busch was the idea team co-owner Gene Haas.
Regarding Tony Stewart's injury and the negative comments since his crash racing sprint cars, Jimmie Johnson stated: "I’ve been disappointed that people have given him a hard time over it."
Steward-Haas Racing's Danica Patrick qualified on the pole and Ryan Newman and Tony Stewart had the fourth and fifth fastest times at Daytona International Speedway.
After turning the fastest lap in practice on Saturday, Patrick is looking to take her SHR Chevrolet SS to the Daytona 500 pole on Sunday.
Driver/owner Stewart, three time NASCAR Sprint Cup champion, leads his three car team to Daytona Speedweeks.
Ryan Newman feels most at home behind the wheel of hits Stewart-Haas Racing No. 39 Quicken Loans Chevrolet SS.
In her first full NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season, Patrick will drive her No. 10 GoDaddy.com Chevrolet SS more miles than she has ever raced before.