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Tony (Smoke) Stewart
United States05/20/1971 Driver / Professional
6001 Haas Way Kannapolis,
Driver / Professional
International Race of Champions
IRL - IndyCar
NASCAR - Cup Car Series
NASCAR - Grand-Am
NASCAR - Truck Series
NASCAR - Whelen
Sprint Car - Dirt
Sprint Car - World of Outlaws
USAC - Midgets
USAC - Silver Crown
Sprint Car - 360
Sprint Car - 410
became the first driver ever to claim all three of USAC’s National championships in a single season (in 1995) and is one of only six USAC “Triple Crown Champions.” He won the 1994 USAC National Midget title, then added the Midget, Sprint and Silver Crown honors the next season. Proficient in virtually every form of motorsports, he has earned three NASCAR Cup championships (2002, 2005 and 2011) and a 1997 Indy Racing League title. He has 27 USAC National Midget wins to his credit, as well as 10 wins in the Sprint cars and three in the Silver Crown series. A member of the National Midget Hall of Fame (2001), his list of impressive motorsports awards and accolades continues to grow. In five Indianapolis 500 appearances, he started first in 1996, finished fifth from the front row in 1997, was ninth in 1999 and sixth in 2001. His charitable contributions through his Tony Stewart Foundation are endless. In addition to his USAC driving titles, he also has seven Sprint Car Owner championships as well as seven in the Silver Crown Series as an owner.
Daytona 500 Stock Car2008- Driver - Finished third
Chili Bowl Midget Nationals A Main2007- Driver - Finished first
Daytona 500 Stock Car2004- Driver - Finished second
Chili Bowl Midget Nationals A Main2003- Driver - Finished third
Chili Bowl Midget Nationals A Main2002- Driver - Finished first
The proof that midget auto racing is the greatest training grounds for great race drivers is seen in... Tony Stewart.
The first man to win the USAC Silver Crown, Sprint Car and Midget titles in a single season (1995) went on to set on the Pole at Indy in 1996 and was the 500 Mile Race “Rookie of the Year”.
In 1997 he qualified second and finished 5th at Indy. Stewart went on to win the IRL title that year. In 1999 he moved into NASCAR racing and was their “Rookie of the Year”.
Racing go-karts and TQ’s in his youth Tony began his National midget career in 1991. In 1993 he was 5th in the championship points. He won the USAC National Midget Championship in 1994 then took it and the Sprint and Silver Crown titles in 1995. With his Indy career well underway he still raced the midgets to a 13th and 11th place finish in National Midget points in 1997 and ’98.
Tony has won 24 National midget features including the 2000 “Turkey Night Grand Prix” at Irwindale, California for the Steve Lewis team, which he called, “one of his greatest wins ever.” At the time of his induction in 2001 his record includes wins of the “Hut Hundred” in 1993 and ’95, the “Copper Classic” in 1997 and ’98 and the “4-Crown Nationals” in 1995.