Thursday, April 15, 2010
Like Elliott Sadler last weekend, Tony Stewart will make his 400th-career Sprint Cup Series start on Sunday when the green flag drops on the Samsung Mobile 500 at Texas Motor Speedway. It's been a productive 399 races so far, as Stewart has posted 37 wins, tying him with Bobby Isaac for 18th on the all-time win list. Over the years, he's also posted 145 top-five and 233 top-10 finishes on his way to two Cup titles. Stewart has visited victory lane following a Sprint Cup event at practically all tracks currently on the Sprint Cup schedule. The only ones he hasn't mastered -- Auto Club Speedway, Darlington Raceway, and Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Stewart joined the Cup Series full-time in 1999 to drive the No. 20 car for Joe Gibbs Racing. He remained at JGR as driver of the No. 20 car until an ownership opportunity was presented to him. He became part owner of the former Haas-CNC Racing operation prior to the start of the 2009 season, and the team was renamed Stewart-Haas Racing.
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Photo of Tony Stewart courtesy of NASCAR Media.