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Manifest Destiny

KANNAPOLIS, N.C., (Feb. 27, 2013) – “Go West young man, go West and grow up with the country.” That quote is attributed to the late American newspaper editor and 1872 presidential candidate Horace Greely. The phrase, one of the most commonly used quotes from the early 19th century, was used by Greely to encourage the territorial expansion of the United States, a notion commonly referred to as Manifest Destiny.  

While there is some debate among historians as to whether Greely coined the phrase or simply borrowed it from a peer for one of his editorials, there is little question the idea of Manifest Destiny helped shape the contiguous United States as it exists today. Since the era of expansion, however, Manifest Destiny has evolved and, in some respects, become a very general view that is manipulated for the purpose of supporting a variety of political views, social issues and pop culture lore.

 

Wait Till Next Year

Tony Stewart felt confident heading into the 55th Daytona 500 Sunday at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway. It was his 15th career start in the Great American Race, and his No. 14 Bass Pro Shops/Mobil 1 Chevrolet SS was fast throughout Speedweeks.

But just 34 laps into the season-opening NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race, Stewart was collected in a multi-car crash that left his once-sleek Bass Pro Shops/Mobil 1 Chevrolet a crumpled mess. His Stewart-Haas Racing (SHR) team made extensive repairs and 82 laps later, Stewart returned to the 2.5-mile superspeedway to log laps and earn the best finish possible, which was 41st in the 43-car field.

 

Stewart Scores Record-Tying Seventh NASCAR Nationwide Series Win at Daytona

Tony Stewart won his record-tying seventh NASCAR Nationwide Series race Saturday at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway, joining the legendary Dale Earnhardt.

Stewart, driver of the No. 33 Ritz Crackers/Oreo Chevrolet Camaro, led the final three laps of the 120-lap race around the 2.5-mile superspeedway to claim the victory in the season-opening DRIVE4COPD 300. The celebration was muted, however, as a last-lap, multi-car crash on the track’s frontstretch sent debris into the grandstands, injuring fans.

 

Feel The ‘Rush’

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., (Feb. 22, 2013) – Rush Enterprises, which operates the largest network of commercial vehicle dealerships in North America, will be the primary sponsor of Tony Stewart and the No. 14 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series team of Stewart-Haas Racing (SHR) for three Sprint Cup races with its Rush Truck Centers brand.

Rush Truck Centers will adorn the hood of the No. 14 Chevrolet SS March 24 at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif., April 7 at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway and April 27 at Richmond (Va.) International Raceway. 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.

 

Stewart Sixth in Budweiser Duel at Daytona

Tony Stewart continued a solid Speedweeks at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway by finishing sixth in Thursday’s Budweiser Duel, twin qualifying races that set the 43-car field for the season-opening Daytona 500. Stewart, driver of the No. 14 Bass Pro Shops/Mobil 1 Chevrolet for Stewart-Haas Racing (SHR), will start 13th in the 55th Daytona 500 on Sunday.

Stewart finished fourth last Saturday night in the non-points Sprint Unlimited, set the fifth-fastest speed in time trials for the Daytona 500 last Sunday, and has been among the top-11 in each practice session in which he’s participated. It’s been a strong outing for Stewart and the debut of his sixth-generation racecar (Gen-6) – the 2013 Chevrolet SS.

 

The Significance of Seven

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., (Feb. 18, 2013) – By definition, a number is a mathematical object used to count, label and measure. Through the years, individual numbers have come to carry values significant in ways other than just math. 

Take the number seven, for example. Often times referred to as being lucky, the number carries with it a greater value than just being a unit of measurement. In fact, a 13th century Jewish scholar named Nachmanides believed the number seven to be the number of the natural world given that there are seven days in a week, seven notes on a musical scale and seven directions. 

Tony Stewart plans to add to the number seven’s significance in the DRIVE4COPD 300 NASCAR Nationwide Series race Saturday at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway. 

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Daytona 500 Time Trials

Danica Patrick, driver of the No. 10 GoDaddy.com Chevrolet SS, led the Stewart-Haas Racing (SHR) contingent in time trials for the 55th annual Daytona 500 by qualifying on the pole for the season-opening NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway. 

Patrick turned a lap of 45.817 seconds at 196.434 mph on the 2.5-mile superspeedway to earn her first career Sprint Cup pole. The Daytona 500 will mark her 11th career Sprint Cup start, as her pole locked her into the Great American Race.

 

Sprint Unlimited Race Report

Tony Stewart, driver of the No. 14 Mobil 1/Bass Pro Shops Chevrolet SS, represented Stewart-Haas Racing (SHR) in the Sprint Unlimited by finishing fourth in the non-points NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race Saturday night at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway.

Stewart started 15th and led twice for five laps. He was second in the closing laps of the 75-lap race but dropped to fourth on the final circuit around the 2.5-mile superspeedway after being passed by Greg Biffle and Joey Logano.

“I wasn’t quite sure exactly which move to make,” Stewart said. “I saw the No. 22 (Logano) coming on the bottom. I thought they were going fast enough that I needed to move down, but I should’ve stayed where I was.

“We’ve got a good car. Anybody that questions whether Mobil 1 is the best lubricant brand in the world, all they had to do was watch the first 20 laps of that race. We proved it by going to the back, going to the front, going to the back, going to the front. We’ve got really good racecars. I’m really proud of the Hendrick engine department and everybody at Stewart-Haas. To go through the winter these guys have gone through, trying to build cars at the last minute because of the shortage of parts and to bring two cars down here that are this fast, I’m really proud of our organization right now.”

 

A Not-So Even Playing Field

KANNAPOLIS, N.C., (Feb. 13, 2013) – A new car. It’s a prospect that can be both daunting and exhilarating. It’s visually appealing yet financially intimidating. It’s a rite of passage and often times reflective of varying life stages, from living the single life to joining the ranks of parenthood. And the options? Practically limitless. Chevrolet alone is introducing 13 new vehicles this year. Whether in the market for the sportiness of a Corvette, the luxury of an Impala or the spaciousness of a Traverse, possibilities abound for satisfying the wants and needs a new car provides. 

 

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