Tony Stewart Won’t Race In NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Event At NHMS

NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour owner Ed Partridge said Monday if he was going to enter a second car into Saturday’s Town Fair Tire 100 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway for the series it would only before Tony Stewart.

Partridge won’t be entering a second card.

Partridge had hoped to field a car for Stewart, the reigning NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion, for Saturday’s event at NHMS, but Stewart couldn’t work through the conflicts of a tight schedule to compete in the race.

Partridge said Monday his team had been in talks with Stewart’s people to put him in their backup car. Partridge fields a full-time car for 2011 series champion Ron Silk.

“I haven’t heard yet, but I would assume that because he never called us back he can’t do it,” Partridge said Tuesday morning.

Whelen Modified Tour driver Ted Christopher, who was helping as a go-between for Partridge and Stewart, said he found out Tuesday morning that Stewart was forced to pass on Partridge’s offer to drive his car.

“He can’t do it,” Christopher said. “He’s got to get back to Eldora for their big deal there. He thought he could do it all, but I guess now he has to be back there earlier than he thought.

Stewart owns Eldora Speedway, the legendary dirt track in New Weston, Ohio. Saturday. Eldora hosts the Kings Royal night with the World Of Outlaws Sprint Car series, one of the biggest events in Sprint Car racing.

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