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Tony Stewart takes in the sights at Memphis zoo with Mobil 1 partners Today, Tony Stewart is expected to announce his retirement from NASCAR Sprint Cup Series competition following the 2016 season -- at least that's what sources told NASCAR.com. So one day before the big announcement, how was 'Smoke' getting prepared? By visiting the zoo. In Memphis, Tennessee. At the Memphis Zoo with our friends from @ Mobil1 pic.twitter.com/DywMfL31Nv — Tony Stewart (@TonyStewart) September 29, 2015 Maybe that actually makes sense. A throng of media will descend on Stewart-Haas Racing 's shop later today, so that will be a zoo in its own right.
'Smoke' will run classic No. 14 scheme at Bojangles' Southern 500 BUY: Stewart throwback paint scheme and more " GO: Buy tickets to the event REVEAL: Retweet if you love @TonyStewart 's #14 @BassProShops Classic/ @ Mobil1 Chevy for @TooToughToTame in Sept. pic.twitter.com/3oY2nWCWjn — Stewart-Haas Racing (@StewartHaasRcng) May 26, 2015 So, what do you think, race fans? With Darlington Raceway throwing itself back to the old days with a traditional Labor Day Bojangles’ Southern 500 (Sept. 6, 7 p.m. ET, NBC), Tony Stewart will run the retro paint scheme – one of many we're likely to see. His Stewart-Haas Racing teammate and the defending Sprint Cup Series champion Kevin Harvick unveiled his throwback scheme for Darlington earlier this month. The only question that remains now -- with that race being the penultimate chance for a driver to make the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup , will we will see a Throwback Tony Stewart (currently winless) come through in the clutch to race in the postseason? FULL SERIES COVERAGE • Latest news • Standings • Schedule
Kyle Larson won the History 300 at Charlotte Motor Speedway making him this week's Mobil1 Driver Of The Race.
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Kevin Harvick, Kyle Busch will be on the front row at Dover RELATED: Follow your picks in the Perfect Chase Grid Challenge for chance at $100,000 prize Pos Car Driver Team 1 4 Kevin Harvick Budweiser Chevrolet 2 18 Kyle Busch Interstate Batteries Toyota 3 11 Denny Hamlin FedEx Freight Toyota 4 2 Brad Keselowski Wurth Ford 5 1 Jamie McMurray McDonald's Chevrolet 6 24 Jeff Gordon Drive To End Hunger Chevrolet 7 42 Kyle Larson # Target Chevrolet 8 48 Jimmie Johnson Lowe's/Kobalt Tools Chevrolet 9 15 Clint Bowyer 5-hour Energy Toyota 10 3 Austin Dillon # Dow Chevrolet 11 55 Brian Vickers Aaron's Dream Machine Toyota 12 5 Kasey Kahne Farmers Insurance Chevrolet 13 10 Danica Patrick GoDaddy Chevrolet 14 20 Matt Kenseth Home Depot Husky Toyota 15 14 Tony Stewart Mobil1 /Bass Pro Shops Chevrolet 16 22 Joey Logano Shell Pennzoil Ford 17 9 Marcos Ambrose Twisted Tea Ford 18 99 Carl Edwards Fastenal Ford 19 27 Paul Menard CertainTeed/Menards Chevrolet 20 31 Ryan Newman Quicken Loans Design A Scheme Chevrolet 21 43 Aric Almirola Nathan's Famous Ford 22 41 Kurt Busch Haas Automation Chevrolet 23 51 Justin Allgaier # Brandt Professional Agriculture Chevrolet 24 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Zest Ford 25 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. National Guard Chevrolet 26 78 Martin Truex Jr. Furniture Row Chevrolet 27 16 Greg Biffle Post-it Ford 28 47 AJ Allmendinger Hungry Jack/ACME Chevrolet 29 26 Cole Whitt # Uponor Toyota 30 13 Casey Mears GEICO Chevrolet 31 38 David Gilliland Long John Silver's Ford 32 98 Josh Wise Phil Parsons Racing Chevrolet 33 36 Reed Sorenson American Muscle Driving Experience 34 23 Alex Bowman # Dr Pepper Toyota 35 7 Michael Annett # Cypress HQ Chevrolet 36 40 Landon Cassill(i) Newtown Building Supplies Chevrolet 37 34 David Ragan Plimpton & Hills Ford 38 33 David Stremme Little Joe's Autos Chevrolet 39 32 JJ Yeley(i) CorvetteParts.net Ford 40 37 Mike Bliss(i) Accell Construction Inc. Chevrolet 41 66 Mike Wallace(i) Toyota 42 83 Travis Kvapil Burger King Toyota 43 44 Timmy Hill Phoenix Warehouse Chevrolet MORE: READ: Latest Chase news PLAY: Monitor your Chase Grid Game picks WATCH: Latest NASCAR video FOLLOW LIVE: Get RaceView
See the order the drivers will head off in Coors Light Pole Qualifying (Friday, 3:40 p.m. ET, ESPN2) RELATED: Follow your picks in the Perfect Chase Grid Challenge for chance at $100,000 prize Track Qualifying Record: Brad Keselowski, 06/01/14, 21.892 sec., 164.444 mph # Car Driver Team 1 44 Timmy Hill Phoenix Warehouse Chevrolet 2 16 Greg Biffle Post-it Ford 3 34 David Ragan Plimpton & Hills Ford 4 1 Jamie McMurray McDonald's Chevrolet 5 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Zest Ford 6 41 Kurt Busch Haas Automation Chevrolet 7 11 Denny Hamlin FedEx Freight Toyota 8 78 Martin Truex Jr. Furniture Row Chevrolet 9 18 Kyle Busch Interstate Batteries Toyota 10 43 Aric Almirola Nathan's Famous Ford 11 23 Alex Bowman # Dr Pepper Toyota 12 31 Ryan Newman Quicken Loans Design A Scheme Chevrolet 13 38 David Gilliland Long John Silver's Ford 14 40 Landon Cassill(i) Newtown Building Supplies Chevrolet 15 99 Carl Edwards Fastenal Ford 16 55 Brian Vickers Aaron's Dream Machine Toyota 17 3 Austin Dillon # Dow Chevrolet 18 13 Casey Mears GEICO Chevrolet 19 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. National Guard Chevrolet 20 10 Danica Patrick GoDaddy Chevrolet 21 4 Kevin Harvick Budweiser Chevrolet 22 14 Tony Stewart Mobil1 /Bass Pro Shops Chevrolet 23 42 Kyle Larson # Target Chevrolet 24 20 Matt Kenseth Home Depot Husky Toyota 25 66 Mike Wallace(i) Toyota 26 24 Jeff Gordon Drive To End Hunger Chevrolet 27 15 Clint Bowyer 5-hour Energy Toyota 28 36 Reed Sorenson American Muscle Driving Experience Chevrolet 29 9 Marcos Ambrose Twisted Tea Ford 30 5 Kasey Kahne Farmers Insurance Chevrolet 31 7 Michael Annett # Cypress HQ Chevrolet 32 83 Travis Kvapil Burger King Toyota 33 98 Josh Wise Phil Parsons Racing Chevrolet 34 32 JJ Yeley(i) CorvetteParts.net Ford 35 27 Paul Menard CertainTeed/Menards Chevrolet 36 33 David Stremme Little Joe's Autos Chevrolet 37 48 Jimmie Johnson Lowe's/Kobalt Tools Chevrolet 38 47 AJ Allmendinger Hungry Jack/ACME Chevrolet 39 26 Cole Whitt # Uponor Toyota 40 51 Justin Allgaier # Brandt Professional Agriculture Chevrolet 41 2 Brad Keselowski Wurth Ford 42 37 Mike Bliss(i) Accell Construction Inc. Chevrolet 43 22 Joey Logano Shell Pennzoil Ford MORE: READ: Latest Chase news PLAY: Monitor your Chase Grid Game picks WATCH: Latest NASCAR video FOLLOW LIVE: Get RaceView
Team Penske worker honed his craft with father RELATED: Mobil 1 Technology Center Racing, more than most other sports, is in the blood. It starts with the fathers, is passed along to sons and daughters and then becomes a way of life. Most kids growing up want to be drivers, just like baseball families breed pitchers or catchers or shortstops. Brian Yerger is one such son from one such racing family, out of Pottstown, Pennsylvania "My family has been drag racing since the 1960s," Yerger said. "My grandfather started racing in the 1940s, and he's 86 years old today. A lot of my mechanical ability has come from helping my father and grandfather in his garage since I was a little boy." Yerger is a fabrication foreman for Team Penske -- the same team that has both Joey Logano and Brad Keselowski in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup. He learned his craft early and well. Much of that craft centers on welding, which he's been doing since he was 14. "My father was the first person to teach me how to do some welding," Yerger recalled. "He bought a little MIG welder which I still have and we would weld race car parts up in my grandfather's garage." Parts he welded went onto the family's drag racing car, a 1965 Comet Cyclone, which he still races. That was the start for Yerger. At St. Pius X Catholic High School, he was first in his Vo-Tech class for machine shop, and the next stop was a local chassis shop that built drag-racing cars. He wasn't a welder there; he was in shipping and receiving. That didn't last long. "I would practice welding and fabricating at lunch time and after work," he said. "I would ask some old-timers that were doing it for 30 years how to do different things. Eventually, I got good enough that the owner allowed me to make race car components that we sold. I would also help build the race cars." Roger Penske, another native Pennsylvanian, had his racing compound in Reading, Pennsylvania. Penske always had the best stuff, and working there was a dream shared by many in Yerger's position. His dream came true. A fabrication spot opened at Team Penske in Reading, and Yerger learned of it. He was offered the job, and it was a heady time for the 21-year-old. "I remember being very nervous and almost not accepting the job because I didn't think I was qualified enough to work for a company like that. Thankfully, my family gave me the courage to accept the position and 17 years later, I still love it as much as the day I started. I moved down to the Penske Racing Mooresville (North Carolina) location in 2006. Today, we have roughly 60 people working in the Chassis, Finish Fab and Body-Hanging areas at Penske." As a fabrication foreman for one of the most exacting team bosses in any form of motorsports, Yerger gets to use the top-of-the-line equipment every day. "We use a variety of TIG welders, MIG welders and a plasma cutter, all from Lincoln Electric," Yerger said. "Quality welding equipment is essential in building a perfect race car. Lincoln Electric is always working very hard to stay ahead of their competition and we think they have an outstanding product. I think the performance of the machines keeps getting better year after year. We are always trying different machines from Lincoln so they can get our feedback for their customers." Being in his position, Yerger has the opportunity to work with Lincoln Electric to make the ultimate welder for chassis work. "Right now we are working with them on their new TIG welder which is called the Aspect 375," he said. "We have been welding with it for about three months now and we have seen a lot of differences of performance from other machines which are all positive. Another thing we have noticed is the start-up arc on AC (power) is excellent. It is very stable and doesn't move around a lot. On DC, the machine welds like a dream. The arc current throughout your weld is so steady. The machine also has so many adjustments so that all welders can make it like they want it. The Aspect 375 is a fantastic machine and a great addition to any fabrication shop." Not everyone can do what Yerger has done, but if someone wants to try, he has some advice. "I would say if you want to learn the art of welding, go to school such as Lincoln Electric's," he said. "If that is not a possibility, then try to start at a small fabrication shop to gain the experience. It will take a lot of practice like anything to weld at a high level, but over time you will see yourself getting better and better. Try to soak up as much information from welders that have been doing it for a long time; they have the most experience." Yerger cautions, however, that it's not going to be a job where you do your welding and go home; there's a commitment involved. "I think to choose a career in motorsports, you have to really have a passion for the sport," he said. "You have to give 100 percent every day and never stop thinking about what else you can do to help the team out. For me it is very satisfying to help build a race car and then see it win on race day and hopefully at the end of the season with the championship." With two cars in the Chase, that can certainly happen this year. If it does, Yerger will have his own legacy to pass along to his sons and daughters. MORE: READ: Latest Chase news PLAY: Monitor your Chase Grid Game picks WATCH: Latest NASCAR video FOLLOW LIVE: Get RaceView
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