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25 Mar 2020, 03:52

HOMESTEAD, Fla. -- His race team built him a car fitting for the baddest man on wheels. Tony Stewart will take his final NASCAR ride in a tribute Chevrolet signed by every team member, the hood emblazoned with photos from his championship years and the slogan, Always a Racer, Forever a Champion.His helmet? Well, that was something special. Its a weathered throwback that looks as if it has been hanging in a barn on his Indiana farm for decades.It appeared rusted, said Smoke. Unlimited Speed, and was a gritty symbol of one of the last true racers.Stewart will retire from NASCAR competition Sunday after nearly two decades on the hamster wheel. His years were spent winning races, battling authority and speaking his mind, even when the topic was unpopular, and when no one else had the guts.Hes brash, boorish and a beast in a race car.I dont know that weve ever really had someone like him come into this series, said four-time champion Jeff Gordon, himself a recent retiree.And thats partly why hes leaving. Hes 45 and his heart has never been fully into NASCAR. This series pays the bills and gives him the resources for his passion. Racing on the dirt or on weeknights at the grassroots level.Stewart owns race tracks, teams, a sprint car series and hes part-owner of NASCARs elite Stewart-Haas Racing. So hes not really going anywhere, really. Hell be at NASCAR events on behalf of SHR and its driver lineup and sponsors.The rest of the time? Hell be racing.Stewart has big ideas of racing all over the country next year at the tracks where he feels most at home. Thats where he came from, and hes always longed to return.His love of sprint cars possibly accelerated his retirement and played heavily into a long string of personal tragedies. Friends Jason Leffler and Bryan Clauson died in accidents, Stewart badly broke his leg in a 2013 crash, his car struck and killed a competitor that had walked onto the racing surface to confront him. The family of Kevin Ward Jr. has filed a civil suit against Stewart that is pending.Those closest to Stewart know what an emotional toll the last several years have taken on him, and they understand his desire to finally just be able to do whatever he wants, whenever he wants to do it. In the month after Wards death, Stewart said hed probably never race a sprint car again.Now, hes lining up as many events as he can.He did not want a retirement tour, and he did not want every week to turn into a celebration of the driver most relatable to fans for his blue collar upbringing and his tendencies like an old A.J. Foyt or Dale Earnhardt Sr.His resume is stacked, three NASCAR championships and one IndyCar title. But it also has two glaring holes: Stewart never won the Daytona 500 or his beloved Indianapolis 500. Earlier this week, the winningest car owner ever at Indy said his biggest regret is that Stewart never drove for Roger Penske in the 500.He brought such emotion and class to the sport and competitiveness, Penske said.That fiery side has led to dustups on and off the track. Hes never backed down from a confrontation, and his acid-tongue and sharp wit make it impossible for anyone to win an argument.If Tony hasnt come after you, then youre not doing something right, said one-time teammate Kyle Busch.Stewart has taken great steps to make this final weekend as low-key as possible. He did one news conference and turned down all interview requests, even to those he never declines.Maybe its a defense mechanism, to take as much emotion as possible out of these last few days. But hes clearly reflected on his time, and knows who he is and whats ahead.Its been a fun 18 years. Not every part of it has been fun. Ive always said what was on my mind whether it was popular or unpopular. I always fought for what I believed in, whether it was safety for other drivers or something etiquette that was going on on the race track or whatever. I can sleep alright knowing that is why I did it.It wasnt because I was trying to be a jerk or something like that, I just always spoke my mind and fought for what I believed in.Hes not another Foyt or Earnhardt or Allison. Tony Stewart is simply Tony Stewart. Wholesale Jerseys China . The recently retired Stern was elected Friday to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame and will be enshrined with the class of 2014 on Aug. Wholesale NFL Jerseys . - Blake Griffin had 30 points and 12 rebounds, J. https://www.wholesalejerseysaaa.com/ . 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Adelaide star forward Josh Jenkins reckons there was something his AFL suitors couldnt promise in their lucrative contract offers - comfort.Jenkins on Thursday ended months of speculation about his future, signing a five-year contract extension reported to be worth about $550,000 a year.The 27-year-olds career-best form this season, booting 44 goals and averaging 5.7 marks per game, has helped the Crows surge to second on the ladder.But the Victorian native says his decision to knock back generous offers from interstate clubs wasnt just about on-field success.I just put a high price on being comfortable and happy where we are, Jenkins said.My girlfriend and I sat down and spoke about a lot of things. I said I didnt want to find a new dog-walker and I didnt want to have to get a new hairdresser.I think it says a lot about the fact that Im actually happy in Adelaide itself.Football does consume most of our lives but theres a lot of time when were away from the club as well.Jenkins, whose contract had been due to expire at the end of the year, said he had always intended to stay put despite interest from a number of rivals.He also alluded to the shockk death of former coach Phil Walsh last year and the impact it had in bringing teammates closer together.ddddddddddddWere all here for success. The reason Ive been more than happy to commit for so long is because I dont think were far away from that, he told the Crows website.With the demographic of the group, what weve been through and how weve become so close, and with the team playing such good football, I think we can sustain that.Coach Don Pyke said Jenkins had developed into a strong leader on and off the field with an exemplary work ethic.We are rapt Josh has decided to stay as his form and progress this season has been fantastic, Pyke said.He provides real flexibility and balance to our line-up, can play minutes in the ruck and is always keen to learn and improve his game.Jenkins, a late bloomer who made his AFL debut aged 23, was drafted by Essendon but traded to Adelaide in 2011 before playing a game.The powerful forward said he was confident his delayed start would allow him to keep playing well into his 30s. ' ' '
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