††††† Tony Stewart started racing at the
tender age of 8, and won his first championship within the first couple years.
He was in a 4-cycle rookie junior class at the Columbus fairgrounds when he
took home his first one. In 1983, Stewart won the International Karting Federation
Grand National Championship. In 2006, Tony Stewart added a title from the
30-year old Iroc, during that series final year of operation. Tony is the only
driver to win championships in stock cars, Indy cars and Open-wheel midget,
Sprint and Silver Crown cars. His 2 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Championships made
him on of just 15 other drivers who have landed multiple Sprint Cup titles. In
2002, Tony Stewart was the Sprint Cup Champion and in 2005 he won the Brickyard
and became the Sprint cup Champion again. In 2009, Tony Stewart started a new
racing career when he left Joe Gibbs racing and Home Depot to become an
owner/driver of Stewart-Haas Racing. Throughout his racing career he has won
titles in Indy cars, stock cars, midget, sprint, and USAC Silver Crown cars!
This gave Tony the recognition of one of the finest racers of his generation!
2010-Currently Tony owns and drives
the #14 Office Depot/Old Spice/Burger King Chevy Impala SS and competes in the
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. He races this No 14 for his own team, Stewart Haas
Racing under his crew chief Darian Grubb. Part-time Tony also races the No 5
Delphi Chevy Impala SS for JR Motorsports with Home Depot as the primary
sponsor! Tony Stewart has carried his nickname Smoke with him for several years,
and really ended up sticking when he was blowing engines! Tony is on the Burger
King commercial with his own featured burger, and let me tell you it looks
amazing and it's Tony approved, must be good! On 16 April 2010 Stewart won
qualifying in NASCARís top series for the first time in five years, turning a
lap of 191.327 mph at Texas Motor Speedway. Tony is also in the Chase competing
to win the Championship Cup this year. He holds 4th in standings as
of 8-17-2010 following the leading by only 380 points. On May 9th it was
reported that Stewart will lose Old Spice as a sponsor after 11 years with him.