TSR Extends Curb-Agajanian Deal, Confirms Ford Plans

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Donny Schatz said on Thursday that Tony Stewart Racing and the Ford Motor Co. are working on a new 410 sprint car engine. (Dan Demarco Photo)

INDIANAPOLIS – Tony Stewart Racing will continue its partnership with Curb-Agajanian’s Mike Curb and Cary Agajanian this year

The team has also revealed additional details regarding its new partnership with Ford Performance.

“The strength of any team is the sum of its parts and we are so fortunate at TSR to be surrounded by so many incredible people and partners,” said team owner and driver Tony Stewart. “It takes a total team effort to have success, and to sustain that success, a vision of the future must continue to evolve from within. Mike Curb and Cary Agajanian have been part of our commitment to championships the past five seasons helping us to continue raising the bar in this sport. And I’m extremely excited that Ford Performance is teaming up with our organization with an eye the future.”

Curb’s long tradition of motorsports involvement dates back to the early 1980s. TSR became part of their history in 2010 when Curb/Agajanian became a co-entrant on TSR’s United States Auto Club (USAC) entries. While earning USAC championships in both the Silvercrown and Sprint car series with Levi Jones, Bobby East and Bryan Clauson, Schatz carried the Curb brand to a 2012 WoO championship and a victory in the 2013 Knoxville (Iowa) Nationals before Curb/Agajanian elevated to co-entrant on the TSR No. 15 in 2014. TSR/Curb-Agajanian won the 2014 and 2015 Knoxville Nationals and the last three WoO championships heading into 2017.

“Curb Records and Curb-Agajanian Motorsports are extremely excited about expanding our relationship with Tony Stewart with Tony driving alongside teammate Donny Schatz,” said Mike Curb. “Tony has won in everything he has ever participated in and now we will have two of the greatest Sprint Car drivers of all time on the same team.”

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Curb-Agajanian will continue to support Tony Stewart Racing and Ford Performance has confirmed its relationship with the team.

Ford Performance returns to sprint car racing with an affiliation with TSR and will work to develop a 410 cubic inch engine package the teams ultimately will compete with. In the interim, both Schatz and Stewart will continue competing with their current motor programs.

“We are happy to be partnering with Tony Stewart Racing in this racing effort,” said Dave Pericak, global director, Ford Performance. “Tony and his team have been leaders in many of the grassroots racing efforts in this country, and we are happy to assist them in this program going forward.  Although our Ford engine will not be ready at the start of this season, we are committed to getting a competitive engine package available to this program as soon as possible.”