Fast Facts: Tony Stewart

Getty Images for NASCAR: Jerry Markland

Tony Stewart is the driver and owner of the #14 Office Depot/Mobil One/Burger King Chevrolet Impala in the Sprint Cup Series. As owner of Stewart-Haas Racing, he also owns the #39 US Army/Haas Automation/Tornados Chevy of Ryan Newman. Stewart was the 1999 Cup Series Rookie of the Year and the 2002 and 2005 Cup Series champion.
  • Anthony Wayne Stewart was born May 20th, 1971 in Columbus, Indiana. He raced karts and three-quarter midgets until 1991, when he moved into the USAC Series. In 1994, Stewart won the USAC Midget title, and in 1995, he completed the USAC “Triple Crown” – winning the Midget, Sprint Car, and Silver Crown titles; he was the first driver to win all three in one season.
  • Stewart raced in the Indy Racing League when it was founded in 1996, taking the championship in 1997.
  • Stewart twice attempted “Double Duty” – competing in the Indy 500 and Coca Cola 600 in the same day. In 1999, he finished ninth at Indy and fourth at Charlotte, completing 1,090 of 1,100 possible miles. In 2001, he successfully completed the “Double,” placing sixth at Indy and third at Charlotte, and running all 1,100 miles.
  • In ten years at Joe Gibbs Racing (1999 to 2008), Stewart won 33 races and two titles. He split from JGR after the 2008 season, having purchased half of Haas-CNC Racing.
  • Stewart’s #14 is in homage to his boyhood hero, legend AJ Foyt.
  • Stewart is the owner of Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio, and also owns Tony Stewart Racing, which fields cars USAC and the World of Outlaws.
  • Founded in 2003, the Tony Stewart Foundation raises money to help care for chronically ill children, drivers injured in motorsports activities, and numerous animal-related funds.
  • Find out more about Tony Stewart at
Fast Facts: Tony Stewart Fast Facts: Tony Stewart Reviewed by Paula on Wednesday, March 23, 2011 Rating: 5