From The Marbles

  • Power Rankings: Figuring out where to slot Tony Stewart

    Nick Bromberg at From The Marbles3 days ago

    1. Kurt Busch (LW: 1): The Kurt Busch top-10 train is still on the tracks. Busch got his 14th top-10 finish in the first 16 races by finishing 10th. He qualified fourth, though quickly fell towards the back of the top 10 once the race got going. Busch said his struggles were because of a lack of rear grip; something that's imperative at Sonoma.

    2. Joey Logano (LW: 4): We don't blame you if you looked up at the end of Sunday's race and went "Wait, Joey Logano was third?" His drive to the front was overshadowed by the battle between Denny Hamlin and Tony Stewart. Logano now has top-seven finishes in his last five road course races. And he's the defending champion at Watkins Glen, the only other road course race on the schedule.

    3. Kevin Harvick (LW: 3): Much like his teammate Busch, Harvick not-so-stunningly got a top 10 on Sunday. But Harvick didn't start near the front. After starting mid-pack, Harvick had to finish sixth with a combination of pit strategy and passing a bunch of cars.

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  • Gallagher issues statement apologizing for fight with Townley

    Nick Bromberg at From The Marbles4 days ago

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    Spencer Gallagher has publicly apologized for his role in a fight with John Wes Townley during Saturday night's Truck Series race.

    Townley and Gallagher fought after the two collided for the second time in the race. Townley was unhappy with Gallagher and went after him. Gallagher, as to be expected, defended himself, though he got DDT'd in the process.

    Here's what Gallagher's statement says:

    I would like to take time to address my actions at Gateway Motorsports Park this past weekend. First, I would like to apologize to John Wes Townley. Additionally, to his team and fans, I am sorry. The incident earlier in the race was not intentional and certainly was not meant to cause bigger problems later in the event.

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  • Tony Stewart is back, even if it's for just a summer day in Sonoma

    Nick Bromberg at From The Marbles4 days ago

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    This is the Tony Stewart fans have been waiting for over the past three years. The Tony Stewart that says what's on his mind, has a swagger and, oh, drives like hell backing up his words and attitude.

    Not much has gone right for Stewart over the past three years. He entered Sunday's race at 84 races since his last win. That's a long timeframe for anyone. It's even longer when you've suffered abroken leg, a broken vertebra and been involved in an accident and subsequent legal investigation that you wouldn't wish on your worst enemy.

    [Related: Tony Stewart wins at Sonoma]

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