DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Tony Stewart's comeback was set to end with more Daytona heartache.
Stewart made it 0 for 16 in the Daytona 500 after another failed effort Sunday night in the No. 14 Chevrolet. In 18 seasons spanning NASCAR and IndyCar, Stewart has been able to cross most everything off his to-do list. He still has one big milestone to chase in winning the Daytona 500.
Stewart was forced to pit road around the halfway point with an engine problem, then later went to the garage with other issues. He sat in the car while his crew worked on the 14.
The three-time Cup champion drove in his first Sprint Cup race for the first time since he broke two bones in his leg in an August sprint-car crash
He does have 19th victories at Daytona in all races at the track other than the 500. He has more wins at one of NASCAR's most famous tracks than everyone except Dale Earnhardt (34).
Earnhardt won the Daytona 500 in his 20th try. Stewart's wait will stretch out to at least 17.