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UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 9, 2018, 1:07 p.m.

Tony Stewart eyes Indy 500 in 2019 in bid for elusive title

Tony Stewart says he’d like to return to the Indianapolis 500 as early as next year. The three-time NASCAR champion is retired from top competition but still enters sprint car …


Tony Stewart, Ward family settle wrongful death lawsuit

Tony Stewart and the parents of Kevin Ward Jr. have agreed to settle the wrongful death lawsuit filed by the family against the former NASCAR star for his role in …


Huckleberries: Still-vivid memory in fight for equality

Twenty-nine years ago this week, human-rights leaders and a Spokesman-Review reporter shared a harrowing experience in a small northwestern Montana town. The representatives from the Kootenai County Task Force on …


Huckleberries: This bet was one that local human rights leader wanted to lose

Human rights activist Tony Stewart has never been so glad to lose a bet. At the annual Human Rights Banquet on Friday, Stewart announced he had bet a lunch on …


Tony Stewart enjoying new role, puts Le Mans on ‘bucket list’

Tony Stewart can show up late, leave early or not even attend NASCAR practices these days. It’s one of the perks of his pseudo retirement.


Retired NASCAR star Tony Stewart returns to sprint cars

Tony Stewart’s return to sprint car racing provided him more frustration than frivolity. Driving a sprint car for the first time since he accidentally struck and killed Kevin Ward during …


Huckleberries: Huckleberries mailbag: Some love us, some love us not

Four weeks into his expanded column-writing duties, D.F. Oliveria goes through email responses to Huckleberries from readers. Among them, Tony Stewart, the guiding light of the region’s human rights movement, …


Tony Stewart weary of fighting with NASCAR

Tony Stewart is at peace with however his final season in NASCAR comes to an end.


Tony Stewart plans to meet with Ryan Newman about wreck

Tony Stewart said he expects to meet with fellow driver Ryan Newman and NASCAR officials Friday at Chicagoland Speedway in an attempt to smooth over some hard feelings from last …


Tony Stewart will drive ‘throwback’ car at Southern 500

Tony Stewart is hoping that going old school will change his luck at Darlington Raceway for his final Southern 500.


Jeff Gordon willing to sub for Dale Earnhardt Jr. as long as needed

Jeff Gordon weaved his way through a mob of fans lined the outside the media center in Long Pond, Pennsylvania, all screaming for an autograph from a driver they thought …


Stewart puts winning ahead of nostalgia in Indianapolis farewell

When Tony Stewart dreamed about winning at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, he never contemplated saying goodbye.


Tony Stewart wins NASCAR race at Sonoma to snap 84-event drought

For at least one weekend, Smoke was back. Tony Stewart returned to victory lane for the first time in three years in vintage fashion – refusing to let Denny Hamlin …


NASCAR Driver Council to pay Tony Stewart $35,000 fine

Tony Stewart’s peers will pay the $35,000 fine NASCAR levied against the three-time champion for criticizing the series about a potential safety hazard during races.


Tony Stewart cleared to race, will be in car at Richmond

Tony Stewart has been cleared to return to racing and will be back in his car Friday at Richmond International Raceway.


Spokane County forms new task force directed at combating hate crimes

A new, 23-member task force made up of Spokane County religious, community and government leaders will seek to help victims of hate crimes and fight discrimination across the county.


Brian Vickers to replace Tony Stewart at Daytona

Brian Vickers is expected to replace injured driver Tony Stewart for the NASCAR season opener at Daytona International Speedway, The Associated Press has learned.


Tony Stewart’s final NASCAR ride hits bumpy snag

The exit plan for Tony Stewart has gone horribly wrong.


NASCAR’s Tony Stewart hospitalized with back injury

Three-time NASCAR champion Tony Stewart was hospitalized Tuesday with a back injury and Stewart-Haas Racing said the team was unsure of the extent of his injuries just a week before …


In brief: NASCAR’s Jimmie Johnson nears next milestone

Autos: Jimmie Johnson was still only a prospect in NASCAR’s developmental series when he tried to work up the nerve to talk to Jeff Gordon in 2000. What he didn’t …


Tony Stewart announces retirement date after 2016 season

There was no final straw, no outside influence, no personal trauma that led Tony Stewart to set an expiration date on his NASCAR career. Instead, the three-time NASCAR champion simply …


Idaho state lawmaker’s Confederate flag photo disappointing to some

An Idaho state representative’s Facebook post of herself posing with a Confederate flag has touched a nerve in the state, which still resents being associated with the racism of Richard …


Parents of dead driver want ‘justice’

The parents of a sprint car driver struck and killed last year by Tony Stewart believe a wrongful death lawsuit is the only way to hold the NASCAR star accountable. …


Ward family files suit against Tony Stewart

ALBANY, N.Y. – The family of a young driver struck and killed by Tony Stewart’s car on an upstate New York sprint racing track filed a wrongful death lawsuit against …


Stewart-Haas Racing puts Kurt Busch backup plan in place

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Team owner Tony Stewart has a contingency plan in place should Kurt Busch be unable to drive this season because of his legal troubles. Stewart did …


Huckleberries: Take the candy to the bathroom, go directly to jail

There aren’t many candy bars out there worth a misdemeanor shoplifting citation, let alone a felony charge. Maybe a Snickers. Or a giant peanut butter cup. But not much else. …


Stewart likes Harvick’s chances

Tony Stewart has never been fond of predictions and when asked, he almost always gives the same response: “If I knew the answer to that, I’d probably be a bookie …


Tony Stewart will not face charges in deadly crash

CANANDAIGUA, N.Y. – After more than six weeks in limbo, NASCAR star Tony Stewart finally got the news he wanted. A grand jury that heard testimony from more than two …


Tony Stewart will not face charges in driver’s death

CANANDAIGUA, N.Y. (AP) — A grand jury has decided against charging NASCAR star Tony Stewart in the August death of another driver at a sprint car race in upstate New …


Grand jury to weigh case of NASCAR’s Tony Stewart

A grand jury will decide whether NASCAR driver Tony Stewart will be charged in the August death of a fellow driver at a sprint car race in upstate New York. …