There were a few premier NASCAR drivers who were without a win in the 2014 season, and Jimmie Johnson ended his streak last week. This week, Tony Stewart hopes to wipe the goose-egg from his win column with a victory at the FedEx 400 in Dover.
In an interview via the Charlotte Observer, Stewart seemed unrattled that he hadn’t taken a checkered flag yet this season.
“We luckily have been able to win at least one race a season my entire Cup career,” said Stewart. “Our track record shows that we can get it. It’s just a matter of when is it going to happen?”
And the last time that Stewart cruised into victory lane just happened to be at Dover International Speedway last spring. Today the three-time Cup champion starts 20th in today’s FedEx 400.
Stewart’s 2013 season ended prematurely after a horrific sprint-car accident that left him with a broken leg, and a lot of healing to do.
“I honestly thought I would be done with all this by now,” said Stewart. “As far as rehab, pain, all that stuff, I thought it would be done. I thought we would be healed 100 percent by now.
Smoke is currently sitting 22nd in the NASCAR Sprint Cup points standings and has just two top-five finishes this season. He’s got a lot of work to do if he wants to end his drought and make a run a the Chase for the Cup.