CHARLOTTE, NC - OCTOBER 06:  Tony Stewart, driver of the #14 Mobil 1/Rev the Vote Chevrolet, stands on the grid during qualifying for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on October 6, 2016 in Charlotte, North Carolina.  (Photo by Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images)
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Tony Stewart would take his 50th Sprint Cup win ‘anywhere’

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FORTH WORTH, TEXAS – Tony Stewart has six races left.

2,377.08 miles if you’re a stickler for details.

After that, Stewart hangs his NASCAR firesuit up for good.

That gives Stewart six race weekends to reach the 50-win mark in his career, 18 seasons after he started it in 1999.

And the three-time Sprint Cup champion doesn’t care where that hypothetical win takes place.

“I want it anywhere,” Stewart said Wednesday at Texas Motor Speedway, where he has won twice in the Sprint Cup Series.

Stewart was taking part in the annual “Smoke Show” fantasy camp that benefits the Speedway Children’s Charities.

Win No. 49 occurred in June at Sonoma Raceway, a track Stewart has conquered three times in his career. With the end in sight, “Smoke” has said he’d be “content” if the Sonoma win was his last.

But Stewart knows where win No. 50 would mean the most.

“Of the remaining race,s we got Kansas, which I really don’t have ties to,” the two-time Kansas winner said Wednesday. “Martinsville, I really don’t have in ties there as well.”

Stewart has three Martinsville wins in 33 starts.

“Talladega, I don’t really have any big ties,” said Stewart, who won at the 2.66-mile track in 2008. “Texas and Phoenix are the two tracks that are left on the schedule that really mean a lot to me and I’ve got a history with.”

Stewart has three wins between those two tracks, the last coming at Texas in 2011. His lone Phoenix win was in his 1999 rookie campaign.

Stewart was eliminated from the Chase for the Sprint Cup two weeks ago at Dover International Speedway. But that’s lifted a huge weight off the shoulders of Stewart’s and his team. Now they can have some fun and take risks in the last chapter of Stewart’s NASCAR career.

“We did that last weekend,” Stewart said of the Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. “We were in a scenario that if it went green, pretty much everybody was going to have to pit for just a little of fuel and work really hard. I started fuel mileage racing (and thought) ‘I might cherry pick one here on fuel mileage.’ Then we ended up losing about four or five spots and then a caution came out, and we had to race our way back. It’s things like that where we can take chances now where some of these (Chase) teams can’t. It’s kind of fun to be in that position where you don’t have anything to lose. You have everything to gain, and nothing to lose.”

The only thing Stewart has to gain is one or more victories in a Hall of Fame career. The next would tie him with Junior Johnson and Ned Jarrett for 10th on the Sprint Cup wins list.

NBCSN to broadcast NASCAR announcement at 6 p.m. ET Monday

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NBCSN will air live a press conference held by NASCAR industry stakeholders to discuss the upcoming 2017 season at 6 p.m. ET Monday.

The announcement will be attended by NASCAR executives, Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers, NASCAR team representatives and NASCAR track representatives.

The press conference is being held at the Charlotte Convention Center.

Kyle, Kurt Busch compete in first day of Race of Champions exhibition

DOVER, DE - MAY 30:  Kurt Busch, driver of the #41 Haas Automation Chevrolet, left, talks with brother Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 Skittles Toyota, in the garage area during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series FedEx 400 Benefiting Autism Speaks at Dover International Speedway on May 30, 2015 in Dover, Delaware.  (Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images)
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Kurt and Kyle Busch are in Miami this weekend to take part in the international auto racing competition, Race of Champions. The exhibition event is two days and pits drivers from every major auto racing league against each other.

The Busch brothers are the only NASCAR representatives in the competition. They are joined multiple Formula One drivers, Verizon IndyCar Series drivers Helio Castroneves, Juan Pablo Montoya, Alexander Rossi, Ryan-Hunter Reay, James Hinchciffe and Tony Kanaan and action sports star Travis Pastrana. Prior to the start of the races, all of the drivers got psyched up together.

And right before the event began, Kurt Busch showed off his new No. 41 Monster Energy Ford by doing donuts in the middle of the race course.

But when it came time to race Kurt Busch’s had a tough day. He and former Formula One driver David Coulthard competed in the vehicles used in the NASCAR Euro Series and Coulthard crossed the finish line with a healthy lead over the Stewart-Haas Racing driver.

Kyle Busch was marginally better in his first race against F1 driver Jenson Button, who won but with the Joe Gibbs Racing driver right at Button’s rear wheel.

But Kyle Busch bounced back in his second race and defeated Hinchcliffe, which advanced him out of the first round. But he was eliminated from the competition when he was swept by Coulthard in the next round.

In Kurt Busch’s second race, he faced Hunter-Reay, who was one of his teammates when he competed in the 2014 Indianapolis 500. Busch won, but he wasn’t able to advance to the next round.

The competition was eventually won by Montoya, who is taking part in the Race of Champions for the first time.

Both Busch brothers will be back on Sunday to compete for the Nations Cup.

Kyle Busch entered into SRL Winter Showdown Super Late Model race

JOLIET, IL - SEPTEMBER 16:  Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 NOS Energy Drink Toyota, stands in the garage area during practice for the NASCAR XFINITY Series Drive for Safety 300 at Chicagoland Speedway on September 16, 2016 in Joliet, Illinois. Busch is seen here wearing his NASCAR Sprint Cup Series fire suit.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
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Kyle Busch is entered into the third annual SRL Winter Showdown, a Super Late Model race at Kern County Raceway Park in Bakersfield, California.

Busch, who is competing in the Race of Champions this weekend in Miami, will drive the No. 51 Toyota Camry sponsored by JBL in the Feb. 11 race.

Busch and his competitors will be trying to claim the $30,000 prize for winning the race. Kyle Busch Motorsports had a presence in last year’s Showdown when Todd Gilliland competed for the team.

“They have a pretty strong field lined up again this year with Bubba Pollard coming back and trying to make it three-in-a-row. And then you add in some of the West Coast guys like Derek Thorn, David Mayhew and Noah Gragson, who will be running one of my trucks full-time this season, and it has a lot of great drivers,” Busch told “One of the things that is going to be really cool is that this will be the first time that Erik Jones and I get to race against each other in the supers since he beat me in the Snowball Derby back in 2013.”

Busch is quite successful in his Super Late Model career, having won the Snowball Derby, CRA SpeedFest, the Oxford 250, the Winchester 400 and the Battle at Berlin in recent years.

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Social Roundup: 2017 NASCAR Hall of Fame Induction

CHARLOTTE, NC - JANUARY 20:  NASCAR Hall of Fame inductees (L-R)Richard Childress, Mark Martin, and Rick Hendrick pose for a portrait prior to the NASCAR Hall of Fame Class of 2017 Induction Ceremony at NASCAR Hall of Fame on January 20, 2017 in Charlotte, North Carolina.  (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)
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Last night, the NASCAR Hall of Fame inducted its eighth class, including Rick Hendrick, Richard Childress, Mark Martin, Benny Parsons and Raymond Parks.

The night was filled with current and future Hall of Famers celebrating the history of the sport and the lives of the five inductees.

MORE: Benny Parsons’ Hall of Fame induction an emotional celebration

MORE: Mark Martin went from a “broken man” to a Hall of Famer

Here’s a look at how the night played out on social media with observations on the inductees from current NASCAR drivers and one message from future NFL Hall of Famer Peyton Manning.

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