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Tony Stewart Dover No. 47 Morgan Dollar Motorsports STEWART PRE-RACE NOTES AND QUOTES: Stewart has unfinished business after a crowd-pleasing run at Charlotte from his back-of-the-field starting position to the top-10 ended with mechanical ...

Tony Stewart Dover No. 47 Morgan Dollar Motorsports

STEWART PRE-RACE NOTES AND QUOTES: Stewart has unfinished business after a crowd-pleasing run at Charlotte from his back-of-the-field starting position to the top-10 ended with mechanical problems on lap 65 of the scheduled 134-lap race. The Indiana native was forced to start from the back after an engine change negated his 19th place qualifying effort. The mechanical issue surfaced during practice and qualifying and, despite the best efforts of the Randy Goss-led team, they resurfaced during the race sidelining Stewart.

"We had a problem with a surge and missed most of the second practice chasing the problem at Charlotte", Stewart said. "Randy Goss (crew chief) and all the guys on the No. 47 team worked so hard, I wish you could have seen how hard they worked on the truck. They changed every single fuel line; all the electrical and finally the motor but it came back on the third lap of the race that night and just kept getting worse. I feel bad for these guys cause they gave me the best handling truck I have ever had. It was a ball to drive. My hats off to Randy and all these guys, they worked so hard on that truck. What ever it was, it kept getting g worse and it didn't make any sense to wreck a really good truck.

"I love running this truck series. I got a couple wins with Andy Petree at Richmond and had a good run last fall with this team and finished third. This is a great series to race, you really get to race I look forward to coming back and racing for these guys again."

-mdm-

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Tony Stewart , Andy Petree