After the unfortunate incident with Kevin Ward, the Atlantic Race was going to be Tony Stewart’s big comeback. However, the race did not go as planned and ended up in disappointment for the racer. The pro racer stuck the outside wall twice at the Oral-B USA 500 Sunday at the Atlanta Motor Speedway.
The first time that this happened was when Kyle Busch came up the track and Stewart stuck the wall. The latter was on the 122nd lap, and the right side of his car was dented and the suspension was damaged as well. Stewart instantly sent an SOS to his crew saying, "We just got run over big-time!" "I hit the wall pretty hard there." The crash resulted in his coming down to 19th position from a more promising 11th position. Repairs were carried out by the crew;however, all of that went to naught.
When Stewart was on the 170th lap, he faced another problem when the right side tire punctured. The Chevrolet car was taken to the garage and Chad Johnston, the crew chief told Stewart that the damage could not be repaired. As he said, "It went really tight and ended up blowing the right front," "its terminal. No way to really fix it here." Stewart remarked, "Sorry guys, you deserve better than this."
Johnston also said, "It was awesome," "It was like he was never gone. We never skipped a beat. He's a champion. That's what true champions do. That's why he's a champion, and he'll be a champion again.” "He's the owner. He's the leader. He's the driver. Most important, he's the leader of the team. We all look at him to lead us and guide us, and it's good to have him back. We look forward to going on the rest of the year and getting him to victory lane." He also liked to bet on Bwin site.