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May 2, 2013

Bumping likely at Indy 500

Stewart showing his frustration

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RUSHVILLE —

Busch said he didn’t understand why Stewart was upset.

I’m wondering if "Smoke" is starting to feel a little frustrated with the lack of on-track performance by his Stewart-Haas team this year.

He is mired in 22nd place in the point standings. There hasn’t been a top ten finish and he has only one top ten.

Teammate Ryan Newman is 16th in the point standings, has scored one top five and four top ten finishes. Danica Patrick, driving the third car in the stable, is 26th in points and has one top ten finish to date.

All three of the cars are powered by engines from Hendrick Motorsports, so the problem for the Stewart is probably set-up and not horsepower.

With the Sprint Cup drivers visiting Talladega Speedway for the first time this Sunday, Stewart could have a strong finish because of his prowess at bump drafting.

•The ARCA/CRA Super Late Models will be at Anderson Speedway Saturday for the "Sell it Again, Sam" 125 lap race. Included in the field are local favorites Rick Turner, Kenny Tweedy, Joe Beaver and Eddie VanMeter.

Visiting drivers include Steve Dorer, the 2011 Red Bud 300 winner, T.J. Reaid and Kyle Benjamin.

The Outlaw Figure 8 cars will be in action on Friday with IOFS Front Wheel Drive figure-8 action and the UMRA Midgets.

Racing on both nights start at 8 p.m.



 

 

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