Tony Stewart

Tony Stewart

NASCAR Nationwide Series career 93 race(s) run over 13 year(s) 2012 position 121st Best finish 21st (1998) First race 1996 Goody's Headache Powder 300 (Daytona) Last race 2012 DRIVE4COPD 300 (Daytona) First win 2005 Hershey's Take 5 300 (Daytona) Last win 2011 DRIVE4COPD 300 (Daytona)
Wins Top tens Poles
10 40 6
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series career 6 race(s) run over 5 year(s) Best finish 61st (2005) First race 1996 Cummins 200 (IRP) Last race 2005 MBNA RacePoints 200 (Dover) First win 2002 Virginia Is For Lovers 200 (Richmond) Last win 2003 Virginia Is For Lovers 200 (Richmond)
Wins Top tens Poles
2 5 0
NASCAR Canadian Tire Series career 1 race(s) run over 1 year(s) Best finish 69th (2002) First race 2002 Canada Day Shootout (Cayuga)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 0 0

Tony Stewart's 1999 Indianapolis 500 car
IndyCar Series career
26 race(s) run over 5 year(s)
Team(s) Team Menard
Tri-Star Racing
Chip Ganassi Racing
Best finish 1st - 1997
First race 1996 Indy 200 (Disney)
Last race 2001 Indianapolis 500 (Indy)
First win 1997 Samsonite 200 (Pikes Peak)
Last win 1998 New England 200 (Loudon)
Wins Podiums Poles
3 7 8
Statistics current as of October 28, 2012.

Anthony Wayne "Tony" Stewart (born May 20, 1971) is an American auto racing driver and owner. Throughout his racing career, Stewart has won titles in Indy cars and stock cars as well as midget, sprint and USAC Silver Crown cars, giving him the recognition of "one of the finest racers of his generation."

Stewart currently owns and drives the No. 14 Office Depot/Mobil 1/Burger King Chevrolet Impala in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series for his own team, Stewart-Haas Racing under crew chief Steve Addington. From 1999 until 2008, he drove the No. 20 Joe Gibbs Racing car, under crew chief Greg Zipadelli, with The Home Depot as the primary sponsor. His ten-year tenure with the same team, sponsor, and crew chief is a NASCAR record. Stewart is also the only driver to win both the Winston Cup under the old points system and the Nextel Cup under the chase playoff format, winning those championships in 2002 and 2005 respectively. In 2011, Stewart became the first owner-driver since Alan Kulwicki to win the Cup Series championship, which ended Jimmie Johnson's streak of consecutive championships at five. He is the only driver to win the NASCAR championship under three different sponsorship titles Winston in 2002, Nextel in 2005, and Sprint in 2011 as well as being the only driver in history to win a championship in both IndyCar and NASCAR. He is also the first driver in Cup to win the championship by virtue of a tie breaker (number of wins during the season is the first level tie breaker, Stewart had 5 while eventual runner up Carl Edwards had 1).

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    —Eliza “Mother” Stewart (1816–c. 1908)