• Tony Stewart: Career Highlights

 

2017

·         Won Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions 410 event at Pittsburgh's PA Motor Speedway on July 24th.  The win was the second of his career with the ASCOC

·         Won United Sprint Car Seies 360 event at Bubba Raceway Park on April 1st.

·         Won eighth World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series championship as a car owner with driver Donny Schatz. Clinched title November 2nd at the Dirt Track at Charlotte.

 

 

2016

·              Retired from NASCAR driving career following Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season finale Nov. 20 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Ends career with three championships, 49 wins, 15 poles, 187 top-fives, 308 top-10s and 12,815 laps led in 618 career starts.

·              Finished 15th in NASCAR Cup Series point standings as a member of the 16-driver Chase for the Championship.

·              Won Cup Series race June 26 at Sonoma (Calif.) Raceway. It was Stewart’s third win at Sonoma, his eighth on a road course and his 49th and final Cup Series victory, putting him alone at 13th on the all-time NASCAR Cup Series win list.

·              Inducted into United States Auto Club (USAC) Hall of Fame on July 21.

·              Won seventh World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series championship as a car owner with driver Donny Schatz. Clinched title Oct. 27.

 

2015

·              Finished 28th in Cup Series point standings.

·              Won 10th Knoxville (Iowa) Nationals championship as a World of Outlaws car owner with Schatz on Aug. 15.

·              Won sixth World of Outlaws championship as a car owner with Schatz. Clinched title Oct. 3.

 

2014

·              Finished 25th in Cup Series point standings after missing three races.

·              Won Cup Series pole April 5 at Texas. It was Stewart’s second Cup Series pole at Texas and his 15th career Cup Series pole.

·              Won 360 Sprints on Dirt (SOD) Winged Sprint Car race July 18 at Tri-City Motor Speedway in Auburn, Mich. It was Stewart’s first race victory of any kind after breaking his right leg in a Sprint Car crash on Aug. 5, 2013 at Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa, Iowa.

·              Won ninth Knoxville Nationals championship as a World of Outlaws car owner with Schatz on Aug. 9.

·              Set the fastest lap in a stock car at a 1.5-mile oval when Stewart turned a lap of 26.985 seconds at 200.111 mph on Oct. 31 during Cup Series qualifying at Texas. It was the first time a stock car surpassed the 200 mph mark on a 1.5-mile oval.

·              Won fifth World of Outlaws championship as a car owner with Schatz. Clinched title Nov. 6.

 

2013

·              Finished 29th in Cup Series point standings after missing last 15 races of season due to injury.

·              Won Cup Series race June 2 at Dover (Del.). It was Stewart’s third Cup Series win at Dover and his 48th career Cup Series victory.

·              Won NASCAR Xfinity Series race Feb. 23 at Daytona (Fla.). It was Stewart’s seventh victory in the season-opening Xfinity Series race, and it tied him with the legendary Dale Earnhardt for most Xfinity Series wins at Daytona.

·              Won Empire Super Sprint (ESS) 360 Winged Sprint Car race April 6 at Selinsgrove (Pa.) Speedway. Prior to winning 30-lap feature, Stewart set a new track qualifying record (17.168 seconds at 111.053 mph) and won his eight-lap heat race.

·              Earned the prestigious National Motorsports Press Association (NMPA) Myers Brothers Award. Bobby and Billy Myers were early pioneers in the sport of NASCAR, and the award named after them is given to someone who has made the greatest positive impact on the sport of stock car racing that year.

·              Won eighth Knoxville Nationals championship as a World of Outlaws car owner with Schatz on Aug. 10.

·              Won 13th USAC championship as a car owner with driver Bobby East, who took the USAC Silver Crown championship Sept. 21. It was Stewart’s seventh car owner championship in the Silver Crown division.

·              Won 14th USAC championship as a car owner with driver Bryan Clauson, who took the USAC Sprint Car championship Nov. 2. It was Stewart’s seventh car owner championship in the Sprint Car division.

 

2012

·              Finished ninth in Cup Series point standings as a member of the 12-driver Chase for the Championship.

·              Won three Cup Series point races – March 11 at Las Vegas, March 25 at Fontana (Calif.) and July 7 at Daytona.

·              Cup Series win at Las Vegas was his first at the track, leaving Darlington (S.C.) and Kentucky as the only active tracks where Stewart has yet to record a Cup Series victory.

·              Cup Series win at Daytona was his fourth point-paying Cup Series win at the track and his 18th overall victory at Daytona, putting him second behind  Dale Earnhardt on the track’s all-time win list. Victory also gave Stewart sole possession of 14th on the all-time Sprint Cup win list, as his 47th career win surpassed the total of 1956 and 1957 champion and NASCAR Hall of Fame inductee Buck Baker.

·              Won the non-points Gatorade Duel Cup Series race Feb. 23 at Daytona to earn a third-place starting spot in the Daytona 500.

 

2012, continued

·              Won Cup Series pole Aug. 31 at Atlanta.

·              Won All-Star Circuit of Champions 410 Winged Sprint Car race Feb. 11 at Screven Motor Speedway in Sylvania, Ga.

·              Won American Sprint Car Series (ASCS) Midwest Region 360 Winged Sprint Car race April 21 at Eagle (Neb.) Raceway.

·              Won the Denny Hamlin Short Track Showdown – a 75-lap charity Late Model stock-car race – April 26 at Richmond (Va.).

·              Won second career World of Outlaws A-Feature on July 17 at Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pa.

·              Won National Racing Alliance (NRA) Sprint Invaders 360 Winged Sprint Car Series event July 28 at Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio.

·              Won 360 Winged Sprint Car race July 30 at Ohsweken Speedway in Ontario, Canada.

·              Won third career World of Outlaws A-Feature on July 31 at Ohsweken Speedway.

·              Won United Racing Company (URC) 360 Winged Sprint Car Series event Aug. 3 at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa.

·              Won Patriot Sprint Tour/URC 360 Winged Sprint Car Series event Aug. 10 at Black Rock Speedway in Dundee, N.Y.

·              Won ASCS 360 Winged Sprint Car race Aug. 18 at Plymouth (Ind.) Speedway.

·              Won “Battle at the Center” Midget race Dec. 15 at Southern Illinois Center in DuQuoin.

·              Won seventh Knoxville Nationals championship as a World of Outlaws car owner with Schatz on Aug. 12.

·              Won fourth World of Outlaws championship as a car owner with Schatz. Clinched title Nov. 2.

·              Won third “Driver of the Year” ESPY.

 

2011

·              Earned third Cup Series championship by virtue of a tiebreaker. Stewart and Carl Edwards finished the season tied, with each driver accumulating 2,403 points. But Stewart’s five victories trumped Edwards’ one, and per the NASCAR rulebook, Stewart was awarded the championship.

·              Stewart became the first driver/owner to win Cup Series title since Alan Kulwicki in 1992.

·              Won five Cup Series point races – Sept. 19 at Chicagoland (Joliet, Ill.), Sept. 25 at New Hampshire, Oct. 30 at Martinsville (Va.), Nov. 6 at Texas and Nov. 20 at Homestead (Fla.).

·              Those five victories all came during the 10-race Chase for the Championship. Stewart twice scored back-to-back wins – Chicagoland/New Hampshire and Martinsville/Texas. The successive wins marked the eighth and ninth time, respectively, that Stewart has won back-to-back Cup Series races.

·              With back-to-back victories at Chicagoland and New Hampshire, Stewart became just the second driver in the eight-year history of the Chase to open the Chase with consecutive wins.  

·              Stewart’s victory at Chicagoland was his series-leading third win at that track and the 40th of his Cup Series career.

·              Won Cup Series pole Oct. 13 at Charlotte (N.C.).

·              Won Xfinity Series race Feb. 19 at Daytona. It was Stewart’s fourth straight victory in the season-opening Xfinity Series race and his sixth in the last seven years.

·              Won first career World of Outlaws A-Feature July 27 at Ohsweken Speedway.

·              Won inaugural Indy Karting Classic on Dec. 11 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis.

·              Won the “Rumble in Fort Wayne” USAC Midget feature for the eighth time Dec. 31 at the 1/10th-mile Allen County (Ind.) War Memorial Coliseum.

·              Won sixth Knoxville Nationals championship as a World of Outlaws car owner with Schatz on Aug. 13.

·              Won 11th USAC championship as a car owner with driver Levi Jones, who took the USAC Silver Crown championship Oct. 15. It was Stewart’s sixth car owner championship in the Silver Crown division and his second straight.

·              Won 12th USAC championship as a car owner with Jones, who took the USAC Sprint Car championship Nov. 12. It was Stewart’s sixth car owner championship in the Sprint Car division and his second straight.

·              Named SPEED Performer of the Year, beating out an all-star field consisting of Formula One champion Sebastian Vettel, MotoGP star Casey Stoner, Ryan Villopoto (Supercross/Motocross), Dario Franchitti (IndyCar), Scott Pruett (GRAND-AM) and Kyle Larson (USAC/World of Outlaws).

·              Named Racer of the Year and Oval Racer of the Year by RACER magazine.

·              Named Driver of the Year by the International Motorsports Hall of Fame for the second time.

·              Named Driver of the Year by the NMPA for the third time.

·              Named Driver of the Year by the Eastern Motorsports Press Association (EMPA) for the fourth time.

·              Named Driver of the Year by the American Auto Racing Writers and Broadcasters Association (AARWBA) for the first time and named to the AARWBA All America First-Team for the 10th time.

·              Named Driver of the Year by The Daytona Beach (Fla.) News-Journal.

 

2010

·              Finished seventh in Cup Series point standings as a member of the 12-driver Chase for the Championship.

·              Won two Cup Series point races – Sept. 5 at Atlanta and Oct. 10 at Fontana.

·              Won two Cup Series poles – April 16 at Texas and July 30 at Pocono (Pa.). The pole at Texas was Stewart’s first Cup Series pole in 155 races.

·              Won Xfinity Series race Feb. 13 at Daytona.

·              Won dirt Modified race April 22 at Paducah (Ky.) International Raceway.

·              Won dirt Modified race May 12 at Eldora Speedway.

·              Won back-to-back NRA Sprint Invaders 360 Winged Sprint Car Series events July 16-17 at Eldora Speedway.

·              Won preliminary round of the inaugural Las Vegas Sprint Car Nationals on Nov. 26 at the Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. It was Stewart’s first American Sprint Car Series (ASCS) victory in only his second ASCS start.

·              Won ninth USAC championship as a car owner with driver Levi Jones, who took the USAC Silver Crown championship on Oct. 17. It was Stewart’s fifth car owner championship in the Silver Crown division.

·              Won 10th USAC championship as a car owner with Jones, who took the USAC Sprint Car championship on Nov. 6. It was Stewart’s fifth car owner championship in the Sprint Car division.

·              Won the NMPA Humanitarian award for his philanthropic work.

 

2009

·              Finished sixth in Cup Series point standings as a member of 12-driver Chase for the Championship.

·              Won four Cup Series point races – June 7 at Pocono, July 4 at Daytona, Aug. 10 at Watkins Glen (N.Y.) and Oct. 4 at Kansas.

·              Victory at Pocono was the 34th of his career but first as a driver/owner. It was the first point-paying Cup Series win by a driver/owner since Sept. 27, 1998 when Ricky Rudd won at Martinsville.  

·              Win at Daytona marked the first time a driver/owner won multiple Cup Series races in a season since 1997 when Rudd won at Dover and Indianapolis.

·              Victory at Watkins Glen was Stewart’s fifth at the track, making him the winningest Cup Series driver at Watkins Glen. It was also his seventh career Cup Series win on a road course.

·              Win at Kansas tied him with 1970 Cup Series champion Bobby Isaac for 18th on the all-time Cup Series victory list.

·              Took the Cup Series point lead for the first time as a driver/owner after finishing second May 31 at Dover. Stewart left the track with a 46-point advantage over second-place Jeff Gordon. It marked the first time a driver/owner had led the points since Nov. 15, 1992, when Alan Kulwicki won the championship by 10 points over Bill Elliott at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

·              Won the non-points NASCAR All-Star Race May 16 at Charlotte.

·              Won Xfinity Series race Feb. 14 at Daytona.

·              Won Prelude to the Dream all-star dirt late model race Sept. 9 at Eldora Speedway for the second straight year and third time overall.

·              Won first career 410 Winged Sprint Car race July 7 in inaugural Lou Blaney Memorial Classic at Sharon Speedway near Hartford, Ohio.

·              Won dirt late model race April 23 at Paducah International Raceway.

·              Won third World of Outlaws championship as a car owner with Schatz. Clinched title Oct. 7.

·              Won fifth Knoxville Nationals championship as a World of Outlaws car owner with Schatz on Aug. 17.

·              Won eighth USAC championship as a car owner with Levi Jones, who took the USAC Sprint Car championship Nov. 15. It was Stewart’s fourth car owner championship in the Sprint Car division.

·              Served as grand marshal for the Fiesta Bowl on Jan. 5 in Glendale, Ariz.

·              Nominated for the NMPA’s Spirit and Humanitarian awards.

 

2008

·              Finished ninth in Cup Series point standings as a member of 12-driver Chase for the Championship.

·              Won Cup Series race Oct. 5 at Talladega (Ala.). It was Stewart’s 33rd career Cup Series win, his first of the season and his first at Talladega, a track where he had finished second on six previous occasions.

·              Won five Xfinity Series races – Feb. 16 at Daytona, Feb. 25 at Fontana, April 26 at Talladega, May 9 at Darlington and June 28 at New Hampshire.

·              Win at Daytona was Stewart’s third victory in the season-opening Xfinity Series race in four years. With his win the next week at Fontana, Stewart scored back-to-back Xfinity Series victories for the first time in his career. His wins at Talladega and Darlington were Stewart’s first wins of any kind at those respective tracks.

·              Scored two Xfinity Series poles – Feb. 15 at Daytona and April 26 at Talladega.

·              Won the “Rumble in Fort Wayne” USAC Midget feature for the seventh time Dec. 26.

·              Won Prelude to the Dream all-star dirt late model race June 4 at Eldora Speedway for the second time.

·              Won second World of Outlaws championship as a car owner with Schatz. Clinched title on Oct. 31.

·              Won fourth Knoxville Nationals championship as a World of Outlaws car owner with Schatz on Aug. 9.

·              Named Person of the Year by NASCAR Illustrated for his philanthropic work.

 

2007

·              Finished sixth in Cup Series point standings as a member of 12-driver Chase for the Championship.

·              Won three Cup Series point races – July 15 at Chicagoland, July 29 at Indianapolis and Aug. 12 at Watkins Glen.

·              The successive wins at Chicagoland and Indianapolis marked the seventh time Stewart scored back-to-back Cup Series victories. Stewart’s victory at Chicagoland was his second at the Illinois track, while his win at Indianapolis was his second at the Brickyard. His Watkins Glen victory was his sixth on a road course and his fourth at The Glen.

·              Won the non-points Gatorade Duel Cup Series race Feb. 15 at Daytona for the second time in his career.

·              Won the non-points Budweiser Shootout Cup Series race Feb. 10 at Daytona for the third time in his career.

·              Won the 21st annual Chili Bowl Midget Nationals on Jan. 13 at the Tulsa (Okla.) Expo Raceway for the second time. Became just the fourth driver to score multiple Chili Bowl victories, joining Sammy Swindell, Cory Kruseman and Dan Boorse.

·              Won the “Rumble in Fort Wayne” USAC Midget feature for the sixth time Dec. 29.

·              Competed for the fifth time in the Rolex 24 Hours At Daytona on Jan. 27-28 for Howard-Boss Motorsports with co-drivers Butch Leitzinger and Andy Wallace. Team finished 48th after mechanical trouble hampered the trio throughout the event.

·              Won seventh USAC championship as a car owner with Levi Jones, who took the USAC Sprint Car championship Nov. 10. It was Stewart’s third car owner championship in the Sprint Car division and his second straight.

 

2006

·              Finished 11th in Cup Series point standings.

·              Won five Cup Series point races – April 2 at Martinsville, July 1 at Daytona, Oct. 1 at Kansas, Oct. 29 at Atlanta and Nov. 5 at Texas.

·         The successive wins at Atlanta and Texas marked the sixth time Stewart scored back-to-back Cup Series victories. Stewart’s win      at Daytona was his second straight win at the track’s July race. His win at Atlanta was his second at the Georgia track, and his win at Martinsville was his second at .526-mile oval and his sixth on a short track.

·          Secured first IROC (International Race of Champions) title with a third-place finish in the season finale Oct. 28 at Atlanta. En route to the IROC championship, Stewart scored his third and fourth career IROC victories with wins in Round 2 on April 7 at Texas and Round 3 on June 29 at the Daytona road course, respectively.

·         Won second career Xfinity Series race Feb. 18 at Daytona.

·         Won both portions of the “Rumble in Fort Wayne” USAC Midget double-feature Dec. 29-30 to collect his fourth and fifth wins, respectively.

·         Won Prelude to the Dream all-star dirt late model race June 7 at Eldora Speedway.

·         Won dirt modified race from the pole Sept. 6 at Eldora Speedway.

·         Competed for the fourth time in the Rolex 24 Hours At Daytona on Jan. 28-29 for Howard-Boss Motorsports with co-drivers Butch Leitzinger and Andy Wallace. Team finished 30th after suffering mechanical problems throughout the event.

·         Won sixth USAC championship as a car owner with driver Josh Wise, who took the USAC Sprint Car championship Nov. 10.

·         Named to the AARWBA All America First-Team for the ninth time.

·         Won second “Driver of the Year” ESPY.                                         

 

2005

·         Earned second Cup Series championship by 35 points over Greg Biffle by virtue of 15th-place finish in season finale Nov. 20 at Homestead as a member of 10-driver Chase for the Championship.

·         Won five Cup Series point races – June 26 at Sonoma, July 2 at Daytona, July 17 at New Hampshire, Aug. 7 at Indianapolis and Aug. 14 at Watkins Glen.

·         Those five point-paying wins came in the span of seven races, with back-to-back race victories at Sonoma and Daytona and again at Indianapolis and Watkins Glen. It was the fourth and fifth time, respectively, that Stewart scored back-to-back point-paying victories.

·         The road course wins at Sonoma and Watkins Glen marked Stewart’s fourth and fifth career road course wins, respectively.

·         Won the non-points Gatorade Duel Cup Series race Feb. 17 at Daytona to earn a fourth-place starting spot in the Daytona 500.

·         Scored three Cup Series poles – July 1 at Daytona, Sept. 18 at New Hampshire and Oct. 21 at Martinsville. The pole at Daytona was Stewart’s first at a restrictor-plate track.

·         Won first career Xfinity Series race Feb. 19 at Daytona. Stewart became the ninth driver to win at least one race in each of NASCAR’s three national series – Cup Series, Xfinity and Camping World Truck.

·         Scored two Xfinity Series poles – Feb. 26 at Fontana and Aug. 13 at Watkins Glen.

·         Won the “Rumble in Fort Wayne” USAC Midget feature for the third time Dec. 30.

·         Competed for the third time in the Rolex 24 Hours At Daytona on Feb. 5-6 for Howard-Boss Motorsports with co-drivers Jan Lammers and Andy Wallace. Team led with less than two hours remaining when a broken gearbox dropped it off the lead lap. Crew made repairs so the trio could rejoin the race and finish third. It was Stewart’s first podium finish in the Rolex 24 Hours At Daytona.

 

2005, continued

·         Won fifth USAC championship as a car owner with co-owner Bob East and driver Dave Steele, who took the USAC Silver Crown championship Sept. 24.

·         Named Driver of the Year by The Sporting News for the second time.

·         Named Driver of the Year by Speed Channel/RACER Magazine in conjunction with the International Motorsports Hall of Fame.

·         Named Driver of the Year by the NMPA for the second time.

·         Named Driver of the Year by the EMPA for the third time.

·         Named Driver of the Year by the Hoosier Auto Racing Fans for the second time.

·         Named to the AARWBA All America First-Team for the eighth time.

 

2004

·         Finished sixth in Cup Series point standings as a member of 10-driver Chase for the Championship.

·         Won two Cup Series point races – July 11 at Chicagoland and Aug. 15 at Watkins Glen. The win at Watkins Glen was Stewart’s third road course victory and his second at The Glen.  

·         Won the “Rumble in Fort Wayne” USAC Midget feature for the second time on Dec. 29.

·         Won two 360 Winged Sprint Car features in Winged Outlaw Warrior-sanctioned events at Sedalia’s (Mo.) State Fair Speedway. The first win came April 16 and the second was May 7.

·         Competed for the second time in the Rolex 24 Hours At Daytona on Jan. 31-Feb. 1 for Howard-Boss Motorsports with co-drivers Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Andy Wallace. Team led 355 of 526 laps and had a commanding five-lap advantage before mechanical problems less than 20 minutes short of the finish ended shot at victory and placed team a disappointing fourth.

·          Won third Knoxville Nationals championship as a World of Outlaws car owner with driver Danny Lasoski on Aug. 14.

·         Won fourth USAC championship as a car owner with co-owner Bob East and driver Dave Steele, who took the USAC Silver Crown championship Sept. 27.

·          Earned the NASCAR USG Person of the Year award for outstanding philanthropic work.

·         Named “Most Caring Athlete” by USA Weekend for his work with the Victory Junction Gang Camp.

·         Named “NASCAR’s ‘Good Guy’” by The Sporting News for his work with the Victory Junction Gang Camp.

 

2003

·         Finished seventh in Cup Series point standings.

·         Won two Cup Series point races – June 8 at Pocono, for his first victory on an oval racetrack longer than 2 miles, and Oct. 11 at Charlotte.

·         Scored seventh career Cup Series pole July 11 at Chicagoland.

·         Won second career NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race Sept. 4 at Richmond in only his third Truck Series start.

·         Won first career ARCA race Sept. 1 at the 1-mile dirt oval of the DuQuoin (Ill.) State Fairgrounds. Stewart also won the pole before leading a race-high 85 of 103 laps. It was Stewart’s third career ARCA pole and his third straight at DuQuoin.

·         Won big-block modified match race Aug. 20 at New Egypt (N.J.) Speedway.

·         Won SK Modified race July 16 at Thompson (Conn.) Speedway.

·         Won big-block modified match race June 5 at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa.

·         Won the USAC Western Sprint Car Series opener at Madera (Calif.) Speedway at the “Fred Gerhardt Open Wheel Classic,” as well as the SRL Supermodified race, April 19. The Supermodified victory was Stewart’s first in that type of car.

·         Won first career 360 Winged Sprint Car feature April 13 at the Winged Outlaw Warrior-sanctioned event at Sedalia’s State Fair Speedway. 

·         Won third USAC championship as a car owner with co-owner Bob East and driver J.J. Yeley, who took the USAC Silver Crown championship Oct. 11.

·         Won second USAC championship as a car owner with Yeley, who took the USAC Sprint Car championship Oct. 9.

·         Won second Knoxville Nationals championship Aug. 16 as a World of Outlaws car owner with Danny Lasoski.

·         Won “Driver of the Year” ESPY

 

2002

·         Earned first Cup Series championship by 38 points over Mark Martin with 18th-place finish in season finale Nov. 17 at Homestead.

·         Took Cup Series point lead for first time in career following a second-place finish Oct. 6 at Talladega. Left track with a 72-point lead over second-place Martin with six races remaining.

·         Won three Cup Series point races – March 10 at Atlanta, May 4 at Richmond and Aug. 11 at Watkins Glen.

·        Victory at Atlanta was his first 500-mile victory, while win at Richmond was his third at the .75-mile oval. Victory at Watkins Glen was his second career road course win.

·        Won pole for Brickyard 400 (Indianapolis) on Aug. 3. Pole was the sixth of Cup Series career, and Stewart became the first driver to start from the pole and lead the first lap in the Indianapolis 500 (1996) and the Brickyard 400.

·         Won pole June 21 at Sonoma to earn his fifth career pole. It was Stewart’s first road course pole and the first road course pole for Joe Gibbs Racing.

·         Won the non-points Budweiser Shootout Cup Series race at Daytona for the second straight time Feb. 10.

·         Won Camping World Truck Series race Sept. 5 at Richmond in only his second Truck Series start.

·         Won Round 1 of IROC XXVI Feb. 15 at Daytona for his second career IROC victory. Finished sixth in IROC points.

·         Swept the USAC Sprint/Midget “doubleheader” Nov. 30 at the Las Vegas Bullring, his first single-night sweep on pavement.

·         Won USAC Western Sprint Car race Nov. 28 at Irwindale (Calif.), his second Western Sprint Car win of the year.

·         Won USAC Western Sprint Car race June 22 at Altamont Raceway Park in Tracy, Calif., giving Stewart victories in nine different USAC racing series, an all-time USAC record. Stewart has victories in Silver Crown, National Sprint, National Midget, Western Sprint, Western Midget, TQ Midget, 16th Street Midget, Speedrome Midget and Western Regional Sprint Car competition.

·         Scored second career ARCA pole Sept. 2 at the DuQuoin State Fairgrounds.

·         Won first USAC championship as a car owner with co-owner Bob East and driver J.J. Yeley, who took the USAC Silver Crown championship Oct. 12.

·         Won the 16th annual Chili Bowl Midget Nationals Jan. 12 at the Tulsa Expo Raceway.

·          Competed in the Rolex 24 Hours At Daytona on Feb. 2-3 for the Crawford Race Cars factory team with co-drivers Jan Lammers and Johnny Mowlem.

·          Named Driver of the Year by The Sporting News.

·          Named Driver of the Year by the NMPA.

·          Named Driver of the Year by the EMPA for the second time.

·           Named to the AARWBA All America First-Team for the seventh time.

 

2001

·         Finished second in Cup Series point standings.

·        Won three Cup Series point races – May 5 at Richmond, June 24 at Sonoma for his first road course victory and the first road course win for Joe Gibbs Racing, and Aug. 25 at Bristol (Tenn.).

·              Won the non-points Budweiser Shootout Cup Series race Feb. 11 at Daytona for his first win on a superspeedway.

·              Completed 1,100 racing miles May 27 – more than any one driver in racing history – by competing in both the Indianapolis 500 and Coca-Cola 600. Finished sixth and third, respectively.

·              Won Round III of IROC XXV June 9 at Michigan for his first career IROC win. Finished second in IROC points.

·              Won the “Rumble in Fort Wayne” USAC Midget feature Dec. 29.

·              Won USAC Midget race Oct. 13 at South Boston (Va.).

·              Won 358-Modified Super DIRT Series feature race June 28 at Lebanon Valley Speedway in West Lebanon, N.Y.

·              Scored first career ARCA pole Sept. 3 at the DuQuoin State Fairgrounds.

·              Won first World of Outlaws championship as a car owner with Lasoski on Nov. 3.

·              Won first Knoxville Nationals championship as a World of Outlaws car owner with Lasoski on Aug. 11.

·              Named to the AARWBA All America First-Team for the sixth time.

·              Inducted July 26 into the National Midget Racing Hall of Fame in Sun Prairie, Wis.

 

2000

·              Finished sixth in the Cup Series point standings.

·              Was the winningest driver in the Cup Series, scoring six victories – two more than any other driver. Those wins came at June 4 at Dover, June 11 at Michigan, July 9 at New Hampshire, Sept. 24 at Dover, Oct. 1 at Martinsville for his first win in a 500-lap race and Nov. 12 at Homestead.

·              Earned two pairs of back-to-back victories – Dover and Michigan in June and Dover and Martinsville in late September and early October. Swept both Dover races, the first driver to do so since Jeff Gordon in 1996.

·              Scored third and fourth career Cup Series poles, respectively, July 21 at Pocono and Sept. 29 at Martinsville.

·              Competed in IROC XXIV and finished third in points.

·              Won two USAC Midget races – Phoenix’s Copper World Classic on Feb. 6 and Irwindale’s “Turkey Night” on Nov. 23.

·              Became owner of a World of Outlaws team with Lasoski as the driver on Nov. 1.

·              Named to the AARWBA All America First-Team for the fifth time.

 

1999

·              Finished fourth in the Cup Series point standings and won the Rookie of the Year title.

·              Became first rookie in Cup Series history to win three point races in his first year on the circuit. His first Cup Series win came Sept. 11 at Richmond, followed by back-to-back wins Nov. 7 at Phoenix and Nov. 14 at Homestead.

·              Won first Cup Series pole April 16 at Martinsville in eighth race of the season. Second career pole came Aug. 27 at Bristol.

·              Debuted on front row of first Cup Series race – the Daytona 500.

·              Earned first non-points Cup Series victory at The Open before finishing second in the All-Star Race – both at Charlotte.

·              Completed 1,090 racing miles in one day by competing in both the Indianapolis 500 and Coca-Cola 600. Finished ninth and fourth, respectively.

·              Named to the AARWBA All-America First Team for the fourth time.

·              Named Driver of the Year by the EMPA.

 

1998

·              Ran 22 Xfinity Series races for Joe Gibbs Racing. Scored two poles (both at Rockingham, N.C.), five top-five and five top-10 finishes. Finished second at Rockingham and New Hampshire.

·              Ran full IndyCar Series schedule. Won two races (Orlando and New Hampshire) and four poles. Finished third in final point standings.

·              Competed in IROC XXII and finished sixth in points.

 

1997

·              Ran five Xfinity Series races for Joe Gibbs Racing – Lucas Oil Raceway near Indianapolis, Richmond, Rockingham, Charlotte and Homestead. Finished in the top-10 twice and once in the top-five.

·              Finished third in Xfinity Series race Oct. 4 at Charlotte.

·              Won IndyCar Series championship.

·              First IndyCar Series victory came in the inaugural event at Pikes Peak (Colo.).

·              Won IndyCar Series poles at Orlando, Phoenix, Texas and Charlotte.

·              Won first USAC Silver Crown Championship Series race at Las Vegas.

·              Earned podium finishes in seven NASCAR Modified Tour events at New Smyrna (Fla.) – one win, three second-place and three third-place finishes.

·              Named to the AARWBA All-America First Team for the third time.

 

1996

·              Indianapolis 500 Rookie of the Year.

·              Started on the pole for the Indianapolis 500 and led 44 laps before suffering mechanical problems and finishing 24th.

·              Finished eighth in IndyCar Series final point standings.

·              Ran nine Xfinity Series races for Ranier/Walsh Racing.

 

1995

·              Won USAC National Midget, Sprint Car and Silver Crown championships, becoming the first driver to win the “Triple Crown” in a single season.

·              Won six USAC National Midget feature races, including the Hut Hundred at the Terre Haute (Ind.) Action Track, the Mel Kenyon Classic at Lucas Oil Raceway and the 4-Crown Nationals at Eldora Speedway.

·              Named for the second consecutive year to the AARWBA All-America First Team.

·              Named Driver of the Year by the Hoosier Auto Racing Fans.

 

1994

·              Won USAC National Midget championship with five wins in 22 starts.

·              Named to 25th anniversary AARWBA All-America First Team.

·              Captured Midget victory at the Eagle (Neb.) Pepsi Mid-Summer Nationals.

·              Finished sixth in USAC Silver Crown points.

·              Two wins out of eight starts in USAC Sprints – Salem (Ind.) and Lucas Oil Raceway. Finished 10th in points.

 

1993

·              Won first USAC National Midget race in Hut Hundred at Terre Haute.

·              Made 17 USAC National Midget starts and finished fifth in points.

·              Finished second in USAC Silver Crown race at Copper World Classic at Phoenix.

 

1992

·         Won USAC Sprint Car feature at Lebanon (Mo.). Finished fourth in points after 15 starts.

·         Five USAC Midget starts. Best finish was second at Lebanon.

·         Received Hoosier Auto Racing Fans Most Improved Driver award in USAC Sprints.

 

1991

·          Named USAC Sprint Car Rookie of the Year.

·          Named Rookie of the Year at Indianapolis Speedrome Midget Series. Finished fifth in points.

·          Won first USAC Midget race Aug. 9 at Indianapolis Speedrome.

·         Named Sprint Car Rookie of the Year by Hoosier Auto Racing Fans.

·         Seven USAC Sprint starts.  Best finish was fourth at Kansas City (Kan.).

 

1989

·         Won four feature races and finished seventh in points in three-quarter midget competition.

·         Won Hoosier Auto Racing Fans First-Year Driver award in three-quarter midget category.

 

1987

·         World Karting Association National Champion.

 

1983

·         International Karting Foundation Grand National Champion.

 

1980

·         Won 4-cycle rookie junior class (ages 8-12) championship at Columbus (Ind.) Fairgrounds.

 

1979

·         Won first race of any kind behind the wheel of a go-kart in Westport, Ind.

 

1978

 

·         Drove a go-kart for the first time in Westport.

 

Tony Stewart's Year-by-Year NASCAR Cup Series Statistics*

Year Owner Races Wins Top- 5 Top- 10 DNF Poles Laps Led Points Finish
2016 SHR 28 1 5 8 4 0 36 15th
2015 SHR 36 0 0 3 5 0 24 28th
 2014 SHR  33  0 3 7 4 1 125 25th
2013 SHR 21 1 5 8 0 0 114 29th
2012 SHR 36 3 12 16 2 1 420 9th
2011 SHR 36 5 9 19 1 1 913 1st
2010 SHR 36 2 9 17 1 2 537 7th
2009 SHR 36 4 15 23 1 0 414 6th
2008 JGR 36 1 10 16 3 0 633 9th
2007 JGR 36 3 11 23 4 0 980 6th
2006 JGR 36 5 15 19 4 0 1,360 11th
2005 JGR 36 5 17 25 1 3 1,845 1st
2004 JGR 36 2 10 19 2 0 887 6th
2003 JGR 36 2 12 18 5 1 882 7th
2002 JGR 36 3 15 21 6 2 745 1st
2001 JGR 36 3 15 22 4 0 465 2nd
2000 JGR 34 6 12 23 5 2 1,212 6th
1999 JGR 34 3 12 21 1 2 1,277 4th
TOTALS   618 49 187 308 53 15 12,815  

 *Point paying races only

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