March 24, 2014
NASCAR driver Tony Stewart, whose No. 14 Chevy SS was sponsored by Rush Truck Centers, logged his second consecutive Top 5 finish Sunday.
Stewart overcame a mid-race spin that dropped him to last in the 43-car field but battled back through a series of cautions and pit-road repairs.
“Chad (Johnston, crew chief) did an awesome job all weekend, and our team did too,” says Stewart, who has jumped from 27th in points to 17th in the last two races. “It wasn’t very good at the beginning. I had a problem where I spun. Chad thought it might’ve been a cut tire, and I had to tell him that it was just driver error. I messed up and spun early. The guys did an awesome job, but we kept fighting the balance (of the car). It was really loose off the corners. Chad kept working on it. We had really good pit stops when we needed it and got track position at the end, and Chad had another great call to get us another top-five.”
Rush Truck Centers will also serve as Stewart’s primary sponsor April 26 at Richmond (Va.) International Raceway, June 28 at Kentucky Speedway in Sparta, Aug. 10 at Watkins Glen (N.Y.) International and Oct. 5 at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City. When not serving as the primary sponsor, Rush Truck Centers will be an associate sponsor on the No. 14 Chevrolet with placement on the B-pillar and lower-rear quarterpanel.