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Stewart still working toward four-car team

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11:50 AM ET 10.28 | Though Tony Stewart still has his eye on building up Stewart-Haas Racing's stable to four cars, he doesn't think he'll be able to accomplish that any time before the 2012 season. "We obviously would love it. The goal of the organization is to be a four-car team eventually. Yes ... down the road we want to have a third team and a fourth team after that. There are a lot of challenges right now in the sport. It's hard keeping the two cars that we have financed right now." Stewart-Haas Racing currently fields Stewart's ride as well as Ryan Newman's.

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October 28, 2010  12:11 PM ET

I think it would be a great thing to see bit in this economy don't think its a wise choice. Teams are having problems just securing sponsor money. I say wait it out.

October 28, 2010  12:15 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

I think it would be a great thing to see bit in this economy don't think its a wise choice. Teams are having problems just securing sponsor money. I say wait it out.

Exactly

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October 28, 2010  12:47 PM ET

better find some solid sponsors.

October 28, 2010  01:05 PM ET

Not going to rehash this again. Owner drivers don't do well. They might be good drivers or good owners but it's tough to be both.

October 28, 2010  01:28 PM ET

Sounds like Tony is playin it slow and smart and not rushin into more than he can handle ownership wise.
JK agree with ya on #6 but if anyone can do both, Tony has the best chance.

October 28, 2010  01:39 PM ET

I hear Petty / GEM is for sale maybe....14 + 39 + 9 + 43 = 105 or 4 car team... SPH Stewart-Petty-Haas ...both drivers under contact Ambrose, A.J. ... instant Four car team... just add Money! lots of it $$$$$ ...better to see #43 as a CHEV vs TOY ....

just my thought

October 28, 2010  01:46 PM ET

Great thoughts ALL, and everyone agree's the economy has a long way to go, befor he should think about 4 cars.

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October 28, 2010  03:51 PM ET

i seem to have the blues today----hoping dale jr can pick my spirits up this week----songs keep running through my head-------blue moon--am i blue and a few others

October 28, 2010  03:56 PM ET

I wonder to myself, should this headline really read "Stewart/Hendrick still working toward Eight-car team"????

I AM Still Pondscum, and I approve this message

October 28, 2010  04:38 PM ET

wow i hear hendrick and 8 and then i think 88 and then i think 7 because dale jr somehow doesnt fit in there anymore---------------oh how i hope he gets his act together soon-----maybe a big yard sale with all my dale jr stuff--------hope that doesnt have to happen

October 28, 2010  05:01 PM ET

There must be big $$$ for team owners if Stewart wants 4 cars. I think he's lucky to have 2 teams so well funded & run. This guy stepped in it royally. He was given half a team with Hendrick support. His partner is still in Jail though. I dint get that part.

October 28, 2010  05:35 PM ET

Let me be the first to wish you all a good morning, for tomorrow.

October 28, 2010  06:04 PM ET

good night

October 28, 2010  07:15 PM ET

Welcome back FLOAT. SMOKE? no problem in 2013 ... just buy new decals for the nose and the rear end ...

October 29, 2010  09:07 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Not going to rehash this again. Owner drivers don't do well. They might be good drivers or good owners but it's tough to be both.

Sorry JK, can't buy your argument. If owner/drivers can't do both well, how is that Stewart and Harvick are in the upper half of the top 12 vying for the Cup?

October 29, 2010  10:40 AM ET
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Sorry JK, can't buy your argument. If owner/drivers can't do both well, how is that Stewart and Harvick are in the upper half of the top 12 vying for the Cup?

First of all Harvick is not a Cup owner.Now Mikey Waltrip, Robby Gordon for starters. Kulwicki won a title back in the early 90's. Then no owner driver won a race from 1998 ( Rudd) until Tony did. D. Waltrip was an owner driver 72 to 75 and 91 to 98 and he only won 5 races in that time, Geoff Bodine did it for 4 years and won 4 races. Brett Bodine 7 years, no wins. Bill Elliot had 40 wins, then he became an owner driver and went 196 races without a win. I also didn't say they couldn't do it, I said it was tough to do both. Do you think Tony looks like the Tony of three years ago on the track today?

October 29, 2010  12:06 PM ET

Never go to a gunfight armed with only a pocket knife. LOL

 
October 29, 2010  03:54 PM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Not going to rehash this again. Owner drivers don't do well. They might be good drivers or good owners but it's tough to be both.

Except in this case.

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