He is the only driver in history to win a championship in both Indy Car and NASCAR.
He last competed full-time in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (now known as the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series) during the 2016 season, driving the No.
As we walk out of the newly opened Bass Pro and into the food court, we see Tony racing slot cars in a little slot-car shop. My formerly shy self decides to go ahead and walk up to him.
When I approach Tony, its not the brash and hot-headed Tony we are all accustomed to, its a kind and soft-hearted man.
14 Chevrolet SS for his own team, Stewart-Haas Racing, under crew chief Mike Bugarewicz. 20 Joe Gibbs Racing car, under crew chief Greg Zipadelli with The Home Depot as the primary sponsor.
While driving for car owner Joe Gibbs, Stewart won two Cup Series championships in 20.
His winning the Hut Hundred and 4-Crown Nationals were the highlights of the year.
When he was not racing Indy Cars, he raced stock cars.
Tony Stewart was a part of the celebration to no surprise because of his relationship with Johnny Morris and Bass Pro.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.Stewart is the only driver to win the Cup Series championship under the old points system and the chase playoff format, and is the only driver to win the title under three different sponsorships (Winston in 2002, Nextel in 2005, and Sprint in 2011).He is also the first driver in the Cup Series to win the championship by virtue of a tie breaker (number of wins during the season is the first level tie breaker; Stewart had five while eventual runner-up Carl Edwards had one.) Stewart was born in Columbus, Indiana, on May 20, 1971, attended Columbus North High School and graduated in 1989.Stewart has a younger sister Natalie who has two children: Emma and Will.His father Nelson Stewart is still single but his mother Pamela Marshall remarried when Tony was still in high school. He grew up racing go karts and was successful very early, winning a World Karting Association championship in 1987.