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Stewart plans to disappear

During a rare off week for the Sprint Cup Series next week, one thing is a good bet.

You won't see Tony Stewart anywhere...

“I'm going to be invisible,” promised Stewart, who is eighth in the Cup championship standings in his first year as an owner/driver with Stewart-Haas Racing. “I'm leaving town. I don't know what (crew chief) Darian (Grubb) and the guys are going to do.

“I'm sure they're going to work their tails off like they always do. But I'm going to get away. I need a break right now. It's perfect timing for a break after this weekend.”

Stewart, who has won twice at Atlanta, qualified 11th for Sunday's race.

by Reid Spencer/Sporting News


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Fred Rivera

March 14, 2009 6:20 PM
Last Edited 300 days ago

I will let the cat out of the bag. Tony will be in Austin, Texas as well as Kyle,Texas @ Thunder Hill Raceway. Thunder Hill Raceway is just a 5-minute drive north of San Marcos, a 20-minute drive north of New Braunfels, a 45-minute drive north of San Antonio, and a 20-minute drive south of Austin. I'm pretty sure he will be at the SXSW Music 2009 Fest as well. I'll tell him hi for you :-o

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