Tony's Career Highlights

2013

  • Won NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race June 2 at Dover (Del.). It was Stewart’s third Sprint Cup win at Dover and his 48th career Sprint Cup victory.
  • Won NASCAR Nationwide Series race Feb. 23 at Daytona (Fla.). It was Stewart’s seventh victory in the season-opening Nationwide Series race, and it tied him with the legendary Dale Earnhardt for most Nationwide Series wins at Daytona.
  • Won Empire Super Sprint (ESS) 360 Winged Sprint Car race April 6 at Selinsgrove (Pa.) Speedway. Prior to winning 30-lap feature, Stewart set a new track qualifying record (17.168 seconds at 111.053 mph) and won his eight-lap heat race.
  • Earned the prestigious National Motorsports Press Association (NMPA) Myers Brothers Award. Bobby and Billy Myers were early pioneers in the sport of NASCAR, and the award named after them is given to someone who has made the greatest positive impact on the sport of stock car racing that year.
  • Won eighth Knoxville (Iowa) Nationals championship as a World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series car owner with driver Donny Schatz on Aug. 10.
  • Won 13th United States Auto Club (USAC) championship as a car owner with driver Bobby East, who took the USAC Silver Crown championship Sept. 21. It was Stewart’s seventh car owner championship in the Silver Crown division.
  • Won 14th USAC championship as a car owner with driver Bryan Clauson, who took the USAC Sprint Car championship Nov. 2. It was Stewart’s seventh car owner championship in the Sprint Car division.

2012

  • Finished ninth in Sprint Cup point standings as a member of the 12-driver Chase for the Championship.
  • Stewart’s Sprint Cup win at Las Vegas was his first at the track, leaving Darlington (S.C.) and Kentucky as the only active tracks where Stewart has yet to record a Sprint Cup victory.
  • Stewart’s Sprint Cup win at Daytona was his fourth point-paying Sprint Cup win at the track and his 18th overall victory at Daytona, putting him second behind the legendary Dale Earnhardt on the track’s all-time win list. The victory also gave Stewart sole possession of 14th on the all-time Sprint Cup win list, as his 47th career win surpassed the total of 1956 and 1957 Sprint Cup champion and NASCAR Hall of Fame inductee Buck Baker.
  • Won the non-points Gatorade Duel Sprint Cup race Feb. 23 at Daytona to earn a third-place starting spot in the Daytona 500.
  • Won Sprint Cup pole Aug. 31 at Atlanta.
  • Won All-Star Circuit of Champions 410 Winged Sprint Car race Feb. 11 at Screven Motor Speedway in Sylvania, Ga.
  • Won American Sprint Car Series (ASCS) Midwest Region 360 Winged Sprint Car race April 21 at Eagle (Neb.) Raceway.
  • Won the Denny Hamlin Short Track Showdown – a 75-lap charity Late Model stock-car race – April 26 at Richmond (Va.).
  • Won second career World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series A-Feature on July 17 at Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pa.
  • Won National Racing Alliance (NRA) Sprint Invaders 360 Winged Sprint Car Series event July 28 at Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio.
  • Won 360 Winged Sprint Car race July 30 at Ohsweken Speedway in Ontario, Canada.
  • Won third career World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series A-Feature on July 31 at Ohsweken Speedway.
  • Won United Racing Company (URC) 360 Winged Sprint Car Series event Aug. 3 at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa.
  • Won Patriot Sprint Tour/URC 360 Winged Sprint Car Series event Aug. 10 at Black Rock Speedway in Dundee, N.Y.
  • Won ASCS 360 Winged Sprint Car race Aug. 18 at Plymouth (Ind.) Speedway.
  • Won “Battle at the Center” Midget race Dec. 15 at Southern Illinois Center in DuQuoin.
  • Won seventh Knoxville Nationals championship as a World of Outlaws car owner with driver Donny Schatz on Aug. 12.
  • Won fourth World of Outlaws championship as a car owner with Schatz. Clinched title Nov. 2.
  • Won third “Driver of the Year” ESPY.

2011

  • Earned third Sprint Cup championship by virtue of a tiebreaker. Stewart and Carl Edwards finished the season tied, with each driver accumulating 2,403 points. But Stewart’s five victories trumped Edwards’ one, and per the NASCAR rulebook, Stewart was awarded the championship.
  • Stewart became the first driver/owner to win the Sprint Cup title since Alan Kulwicki in 1992.
  • Won five Sprint Cup point races – Sept. 19 at Chicagoland (Joliet, Ill.), Sept. 25 at New Hampshire, Oct. 30 at Martinsville (Va.), Nov. 6 at Texas and Nov. 20 at Homestead (Fla.).
  • Those five victories all came during the 10-race Chase for the Championship. Stewart twice scored back-to-back wins – Chicagoland/New Hampshire and Martinsville/Texas. The successive wins marked the eighth and ninth time, respectively, that Stewart has won back-to-back Sprint Cup races.
  • With back-to-back victories at Chicagoland and New Hampshire, Stewart became just the second driver in the eight-year history of the Chase to open the Chase with consecutive wins.
  • Stewart’s victory at Chicagoland was his series-leading third win at that track and the 40th of his Sprint Cup career.
  • With the win in the season finale at Homestead, Stewart notched his 44th career Sprint Cup victory, putting him in a tie with Bill Elliott for 12th on the all-time Sprint Cup win list.
  • Won one Sprint Cup pole – Oct. 13 at Charlotte (N.C.).
  • Won Nationwide Series race Feb. 19 at Daytona. It was Stewart’s fourth straight victory in the season-opening Nationwide Series race and his sixth in the last seven years.
  • Won first career World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series A-Feature July 27 at Ohsweken Speedway.
  • Won inaugural Indy Karting Classic on Dec. 11 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis.
  • Won the “Rumble in Fort Wayne” USAC Midget feature for the eighth time Dec. 31 at the 1/10th-mile Allen County (Ind.) War Memorial Coliseum.
  • Won sixth Knoxville Nationals championship as a World of Outlaws car owner with driver Donny Schatz on Aug. 13.
  • Won 11th USAC championship as a car owner with driver Levi Jones, who took the USAC Silver Crown championship Oct. 15. It was Stewart’s sixth car owner championship in the Silver Crown division and his second straight.
  • Won 12th USAC championship as a car owner with Jones, who took the USAC Sprint Car championship Nov. 12. It was Stewart’s sixth car owner championship in the Sprint Car division and his second straight.
  • Named SPEED Performer of the Year, beating out an all-star field consisting of Formula One champion Sebastian Vettel, MotoGP star Casey Stoner, Ryan Villopoto (Supercross/Motocross), Dario Franchitti (IndyCar), Scott Pruett (GRAND-AM) and Kyle Larson (USAC/World of Outlaws).
  • Named Racer of the Year and Oval Racer of the Year by RACER magazine.
  • Named Driver of the Year by the International Motorsports Hall of Fame for the second time.
  • Named Driver of the Year by the NMPA for the third time.
  • Named Driver of the Year by the Eastern Motorsports Press Association (EMPA) for the fourth time.
  • Named Driver of the Year by the American Auto Racing Writers and Broadcasters Association (AARWBA) for the first time and named to the AARWBA All America First-Team for the 10th time.
  • Named Driver of the Year by The Daytona Beach (Fla.) News-Journal.

2010

  • Finished seventh in NASCAR Sprint Cup Series point standings as a member of the 12-driver Chase for the Championship.
  • Won two Sprint Cup point races – Sept. 5 at Atlanta and Oct. 10 at Fontana.
  • Won two Sprint Cup poles – April 16 at Texas and July 30 at Pocono (Pa.). The pole at Texas was Stewart’s first Sprint Cup pole in 155 races.
  • Won Nationwide Series race Feb. 13 at Daytona.
  • Won dirt Modified race April 22 at Paducah (Ky.) International Raceway.
  • Won dirt Modified race May 12 at Eldora Speedway.
  • Won back-to-back NRA Sprint Invaders 360 Winged Sprint Car Series events July 16-17 at Eldora Speedway.
  • Won preliminary round of the inaugural Las Vegas Sprint Car Nationals on Nov. 26 at the Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. It was Stewart’s first American Sprint Car Series (ASCS) victory in only his second ASCS start.
  • Won ninth USAC championship as a car owner with driver Levi Jones, who took the USAC Silver Crown championship on Oct. 17. It was Stewart’s fifth car owner championship in the Silver Crown division.
  • Won 10th USAC championship as a car owner with Jones, who took the USAC Sprint Car championship on Nov. 6. It was Stewart’s fifth car owner championship in the Sprint Car division.
  • Won the NMPA Humanitarian award for his philanthropic work.
  • 2009

    • Finished sixth in NASCAR Sprint Cup Series point standings as a member of 12-driver Chase for the Championship.
    • Won four Sprint Cup point races – June 7 at Pocono, July 4 at Daytona, Aug. 10 at Watkins Glen (N.Y.) and Oct. 4 at Kansas.
    • Victory at Pocono was the 34th of his career but first as a driver/owner. It was the first point-paying Sprint Cup win by a driver/owner since Sept. 27, 1998 when Ricky Rudd won at Martinsville.
    • Win at Daytona marked the first time a driver/owner won multiple Sprint Cup races in a season since 1997 when Rudd won at Dover (Del.) and Indianapolis.
    • Victory at Watkins Glen was Stewart’s fifth at the track, making him the winningest driver in Watkins Glen history – a mark that is unsurpassed in NASCAR, IndyCar, Formula One and sports cars. It was also his seventh career Sprint Cup win on a road course.
    • Win at Kansas tied him with 1970 Sprint Cup champion Bobby Isaac for 18th on the all-time Sprint Cup victory list.
    • Took the Sprint Cup point lead for the first time as a driver/owner after finishing second at Dover on 5/31. Stewart left the track with a 46-point advantage over second-place Jeff Gordon. It marked the first time a driver/owner had led the points since Nov. 15, 1992 when Alan Kulwicki won the championship by 10 points over Bill Elliott at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
    • Won the non-points NASCAR Sprint All-Star race at Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway on 5/16.
    • Won Nationwide Series race at Daytona on 2/14. It was Stewart’s fourth victory in the season-opening Nationwide Series race in five years.
    • Won Prelude to the Dream all-star dirt late model race on 9/9 at Eldora Speedway for the second straight year and third time overall.
    • Won first career 410 Winged Sprint Car race on 7/7 in inaugural Lou Blaney Memorial Classic at Sharon Speedway near Hartford, Ohio.
    • Won dirt late model race at Paducah (Ky.) International Raceway on 4/23.
    • Won third World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series championship as a car owner with driver Donny Schatz. Clinched title on 10/7.
    • Won fifth Knoxville (Iowa) Nationals championship as a World of Outlaws car owner with Schatz on 8/17.
    • Won eighth United States Auto Club (USAC) championship as a car owner with driver Levi Jones, who took the USAC Sprint Car championship on 11/15. It was Stewart’s fourth car owner championship in the Sprint Car division.
    • Served as Grand Marshal for the Fiesta Bowl on 1/5 in Glendale, Ariz.
    • Nominated for the National Motorsports Press Association’s (NMPA) Sprit and Humanitarian awards.

    2008

    • Finished ninth in NASCAR Sprint Cup Series point standings.
    • Won Sprint Cup race on 10/5 at Talladega (Ala.). It was Stewart’s 33rd career Sprint Cup win, his first of the season and his first at Talladega, a track where he had finished second on six previous occasions.
    • Won five NASCAR Nationwide Series races – Daytona on 2/16, Fontana (Calif.) on 2/25, Talladega on 4/26, Darlington (S.C.) on 5/9 and New Hampshire on 6/28.
    • Win at Daytona was Stewart’s third victory in the season-opening Nationwide Series race in four years, and with his win the very next week at Fontana, Stewart scored back-to-back Nationwide Series victories for the first time in his career. His wins at Talladega and Darlington were Stewart’s first wins of any kind at those respective tracks.
    • Scored two Nationwide Series poles – Daytona on 2/15 and Talladega on 4/26.
    • Won the “Rumble in Fort Wayne” United States Auto Club (USAC) Midget feature for the seventh time on 12/27 at the 1/10-mile Allen County (Ind.) War Memorial Coliseum. It was Stewart’s fifth straight win in the 60-lap race.
    • Won Old Spice Prelude to the Dream all-star dirt late model race on 6/4 at Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio for the second time.
    • Won second World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series championship as a car owner with Donny Schatz. Clinched title on 10/31.
    • Named Person of the Year by NASCAR Illustrated for his philanthropic work.

    2007

    • Finished sixth in the Sprint Cup point standings.
    • Won three Sprint Cup point races – Chicagoland (Joliet, Ill.) on 7/15, Indianapolis on 7/29 and Watkins Glen (N.Y.) on 8/12. 
    • The successive wins at Chicagoland and Indianapolis marked the seventh time Stewart scored back-to-back Sprint Cup victories.  Stewart’s victory at Chicagoland was his second at the Illinois track, while his win at Indianapolis was his second at the Brickyard.  His Watkins Glen victory was his sixth on a road course and his fourth at The Glen.
    • Won the non-points Gatorade Duel Sprint Cup race at Daytona for the second time in his career on 2/15.
    • Won the non-points Budweiser Shootout Sprint Cup race at Daytona for the third time in his career on 2/10.
    • Won the 21st annual Chili Bowl Midget Nationals at the Tulsa (Okla.) Expo Raceway for the second time on 1/13, and in doing so, became just the fourth driver to score multiple Chili Bowl victories, joining Sammy Swindell, Cory Kruseman and Dan Boorse.
    • Won the “Rumble in Fort Wayne” USAC Midget feature on 12/29. 
    • Competed for the fifth time in the Rolex 24 Hours At Daytona on 1/27-1/28 for Howard-Boss Motorsports with co-drivers Butch Leitzinger and Andy Wallace.  Team finished 48th after mechanical trouble hampered the trio throughout the event.
    • Won seventh USAC championship as a car owner with driver Levi Jones, who took the USAC Sprint car championship on 11/10.  It was Stewart’s second straight car owner championship in the Sprint car division.

    2006

    • Finished 11th in the Sprint Cup point standings.
    • Won five Sprint Cup point races – Martinsville (Va.) on 4/2, Daytona on 7/1, Kansas on 10/1, Atlanta on 10/29 and Texas on 11/5.
    • The successive wins at Atlanta and Texas marked the sixth time Stewart scored back-to-back Sprint Cup victories. Stewart’s win at Daytona was his second straight win at the track’s July race. His win at Atlanta was his second at the Georgia track, and his win at Martinsville was his second at .526-mile oval and his sixth on a short track.
    • Secured first IROC (International Race of Champions) title with a third-place finish in the season finale on 10/28 at Atlanta. En route to the IROC championship, Stewart scored his third and fourth career IROC victories with wins in Round 2 at Texas on 4/7 and Round 3 at the Daytona road course on 6/29, respectively.
    • Won second career Nationwide Series race on 2/18 at Daytona.
    • Won both portions of the “Rumble in Fort Wayne” USAC Midget double-feature on 12/29 and 12/30. It was Stewart’s third straight “Rumble in Fort Wayne” win but his first sweep of the weekend event.
    • Won Old Spice Prelude to the Dream all-star dirt late model race on 6/7 at Eldora Speedway.
    • Won dirt modified race from the pole on 9/6 at Eldora Speedway.
    • Competed for the fourth time in the Rolex 24 Hours At Daytona on 1/28-1/29 for Howard-Boss Motorsports with co-drivers Butch Leitzinger and Andy Wallace. Team finished 30th after suffering mechanical problems throughout the event.
    • Won sixth USAC championship as a car owner with driver Josh Wise, who took the USAC Sprint car championship on 11/10.
    • Named to the American Auto Racing Writers and Broadcasters Association (AARWBA) All America First-Team for the ninth time.

    2005

    • Earned second Sprint Cup championship by 35 points over Greg Biffle by virtue of a 15th place finish in the season finale on 11/20  at Homestead (Fla.).
    • Won five Sprint Cup point races – Sonoma (Calif.) on 6/26, Daytona on 7/2, New Hampshire on 7/17, Indianapolis on 8/7 and Watkins Glen on 8/14.
    •  Those five point-paying wins came in the span of seven races, with back-to-back race victories at Sonoma and Daytona and again at Indianapolis and Watkins Glen.  It was the fourth and fifth time, respectively, that Stewart scored back-to-back point-paying victories. 
    • The road course wins at Sonoma and Watkins Glen marked Stewart’s fourth and fifth career road course wins, respectively. 
    • Won the non-points Gatorade Duel Sprint Cup race at Daytona on 2/17 to earn a fourth-place starting spot in the Daytona 500.
    • Scored three Sprint Cup poles – Daytona on 7/1, New Hampshire on 9/18 and Martinsville on 10/21.  The pole at Daytona was Stewart’s first at a restrictor-plate track.
    • Won first career Nationwide Series race on 2/19 at Daytona.  Stewart became the ninth driver to win at least one race in each of NASCAR’s three national series – Sprint Cup, Nationwide and Camping World Truck.
    • Scored third career Nationwide Series pole on 2/26 at Fontana.
    • Won the “Rumble in Fort Wayne” USAC Midget feature for the second straight year on 12/30.
    • Competed for the third time in the Rolex 24 Hours At Daytona on 2/5-2/6 for Howard-Boss Motorsports with co-drivers Jan Lammars and Andy Wallace.  Team was leading with less than two hours remaining when a broken gearbox dropped them off the lead lap.  Crew was able to make repairs so that the trio could rejoin the race, whereupon they finished third.  It was Stewart’s first podium finish in the Rolex 24 Hours At Daytona.
    • Won fifth USAC championship as a car owner with co-owner Bob East and driver Dave Steele, who took the USAC Silver Crown championship on 9/24.
    • Named Driver of the Year by The Sporting News for the second time.
    • Named Driver of the Year by Speed Channel/RACER Magazine.
    • Named Driver of the Year by the National Motorsports Press Association (NMPA) for the second time.
    • Named Driver of the Year by the Eastern Motorsports Press Association (EMPA) for the third time.
    • Named Driver of the Year by the Hoosier Auto Racing Fans for the second time.
    • Named to the AARWBA All America First-Team for the eighth time.

    2004

    • Finished sixth in the Sprint Cup point standings.
    • Won two Sprint Cup point races – Chicagoland on 7/11 and Watkins Glen on 8/15.  The win at Watkins Glen was Stewart’s third road course victory and his second at The Glen. 
    • Won the “Rumble in Fort Wayne” USAC Midget feature on 12/29.
    • Won two Winged Sprint Car features in Winged Outlaw Warrior-sanctioned events at Sedalia’s (Mo.) State Fair Speedway.  The first win came on 4/16 and the second was on 5/7.
    • Competed for the second time in the Rolex 24 Hours At Daytona on 1/31-2/1 for Howard-Boss Motorsports with co-drivers Dale Earnhardt Jr., and Andy Wallace.  Team led 355 of 526 laps and had a commanding five-lap advantage before mechanical problems less than 20 minutes short of the finish ended their shot at victory and placed them a disappointing fourth.
    • Won third Knoxville (Iowa) Nationals championship as a World of Outlaws car owner with driver Danny Lasoski on 8/14.
    • Won fourth USAC championship as a car owner with co-owner Bob East and driver Dave Steele, who took the USAC Silver Crown championship on 9/27.
    • Earned the NASCAR USG Person of the Year award for outstanding philanthropic work.
    • Named “Most Caring Athlete” by USA Weekend for his work with the Victory Junction Gang Camp.
    • Named “NASCAR’s ‘Good Guy’” by The Sporting News for his work with the Victory Junction Gang Camp.

    2003

    • Finished seventh in the Sprint Cup point standings.
    • Won two Sprint Cup point races – Pocono (Pa.) on 6/8 for his first victory on an oval race track more than two miles in length, and Charlotte (N.C.) on 10/11. 
    • Scored seventh career Sprint Cup pole on 7/11 at Chicagoland.
    • Won second career NASCAR Camping Word Truck Series race on 9/4 at Richmond (Va.) in only his third Truck Series start.
    • Won first career ARCA race on 9/1 at the one-mile, dirt oval of the DuQuoin (Ill.) State Fairgrounds.  Stewart also won the pole before leading a race-high 85 of 103 laps.  It was Stewart’s third career ARCA pole and his third straight at DuQuoin.
    • Won big-block modified match race on 8/20 at New Eqypt (N.J.) Speedway.
    • Won SK Modified race on 7/16 at Thompson (Conn.) Speedway.
    • Won big-block modified match race on 6/5 at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa.
    • Won the USAC Western Sprint Car Series opener at Madera (Calif.) Speedway at the “Fred Gerhardt Open Wheel Classic,” as well as the SRL Supermodified race on 4/19. The Supermodified victory was Stewart’s first in that type of car.
    • Won first ever Winged Sprint Car feature on 4/13 at the Winged Outlaw Warrior-sanctioned event at Sedalia’s State Fair Speedway. 
    • Won third USAC championship as a car owner with co-owner Bob East and driver J.J. Yeley, who took the USAC Silver Crown championship on 10/11.
    • Won second USAC championship as a car owner with J.J. Yeley, who took the USAC Sprint Car championship on 10/9.
    • Won second Knoxville Nationals championship on 8/16 as a World of Outlaws car owner with Lasoski.

    2002

    • Earned first Sprint Cup championship by 38 points over Mark Martin by virtue of an 18th place finish in the season-finale on 11/17 at Homestead.
    • Took Sprint Cup point lead for first time in career following a second-place finish on 10/6 at Talladega.  Left track with a 72-point lead over second-place Martin with six races remaining.
    • Won three Sprint Cup point races – Atlanta on 3/10, Richmond on 5/4 and Watkins Glen on 8/11. 
    • Victory at Atlanta was his first 500-mile victory, while win at Richmond was his third at the .750-mile oval.  Victory at Watkins Glen was his second career road course win.
    • Won pole for Allstate 400 at the Brickyard (Indianapolis) on 8/3.  Pole was the sixth of Sprint Cup career and Stewart became the first driver to have started from the pole and led the first lap in both the Indianapolis 500 (1996) and the Allstate 400 at the Brickyard.
    • Won pole on 6/21 at Sonoma to earn his fifth career pole.  It was Stewart’s first road course pole as well the first road course pole for Joe Gibbs Racing.
    • Won the non-points Budweiser Shootout Sprint Cup race at Daytona for the second straight time on 2/10.
    • Won Camping World Truck Series race at Richmond in only his second Truck Series start on 9/5.
    • Won Round 1 of IROC XXVI at Daytona on 2/15 for his second career IROC victory.  Finished sixth in IROC points.
    • Swept the USAC Sprint/Midget “doubleheader” 11/30 at the Las Vegas Bullring, his first single-night sweep on pavement.
    • Won USAC Western Sprint Car race 11/28 at Irwindale (Calif.), his second Western Sprint Car win of the year.
    • Won USAC Western Sprint Car race 6/22 at Altamont Raceway Park in Tracy, Calif., giving Stewart victories in nine different USAC racing series, an all-time USAC record.  Stewart has victories in Silver Crown, National Sprint, National Midget, Western Sprint, Western Midget, TQ Midget, 16th Street Midget, Speedrome Midget and Western Regional Sprint Car competition.
    • Scored second career ARCA pole 9/2 at the DuQuoin State Fairgrounds.
    • Won first USAC championship as a car owner with co-owner Bob East and driver J.J. Yeley, who took the USAC Silver Crown championship on 10/12.
    • Won the 16th annual Chili Bowl Midget Nationals on 1/12 at the Tulsa Expo Raceway.
    • Competed in the Rolex 24 Hours At Daytona on 2/2-2/3 for the Crawford Race Cars factory team with co-drivers Jan Lammers and Johnny Mowlem.
    • Named Driver of the Year by The Sporting News.
    • Named Driver of the Year by the NMPA.
    • Named Driver of the Year by the EMPA for the second time.
    • Named to the AARWBA All America First-Team for the seventh time.

    2001

    • Finished second in Sprint Cup point standings.
    • Won three Sprint Cup point races – Richmond on 5/5, Sonoma on 6/24 for his first road course victory as well as the first road course win for Joe Gibbs Racing, and Bristol (Tenn.) on 8/25.
    • Won the non-points Budweiser Shootout Sprint Cup race at Daytona on 2/11 for his first win ever on a superspeedway.
    • Completed 1,100 racing miles in one day on 5/27 – more than any one driver in racing history – by competing in both the Indianapolis 500 and Coca-Cola 600. Finished sixth and third, respectively.
    • Won Round III of IROC XXV at Michigan on 6/9 for his first career IROC win. Finished second in IROC points.
    • Won the “Rumble in Fort Wayne” USAC Midget feature for the second straight year on 12/29.
    • Won USAC Midget race on 10/13 at South Boston (Va.).
    • Won 358-Modified Super DIRT Series feature race on 6/28 at Lebanon Valley Speedway in West Lebanon, N.Y.
    • Scored first career ARCA pole on 9/3 at the DuQuoin State Fairgrounds.
    • Won first World of Outlaws championship as a car owner with Lasoski on 11/3.
    • Won first Knoxville Nationals championship as a World of Outlaws car owner with Lasoski on 8/11.
    • Named to the AARWBA All America First-Team for the sixth time.

    2000

    • Finished sixth in the Sprint Cup point standings.
    • Was the winningest driver on the Sprint Cup circuit, scoring six victories – two more than any other driver. Those wins came at Dover (Del.) on 6/4, Michigan on 6/11, New Hampshire on 7/9, Dover on 9/24, Martinsville on 10/1 for his first win in a 500-lap race, and Homestead on 11/12.
    • Two back-to-back victories were earned – Dover and Michigan in June, and later at Dover and Martinsville in late September and early October.  Swept both Dover races, the first driver to do so since Jeff Gordon in 1996.
    • Scored third and fourth career Sprint Cup poles, respectively, at Pocono on 7/21 and Martinsville on 9/29.
    • Competed in IROC XXIV and finished third in points.
    • Won two USAC Midget races – Phoenix’s Copper World Classic on 2/6 and Irwindale’s “Turkey Night” on 11/23.
    • Became owner of a World of Outlaws team with Lasoski on 11/1.
    • Named to the AARWBA All America First-Team for the fifth time.

    1999

    • Finished fourth in the Sprint Cup point standings and won the Rookie of the Year title.
    • Became first rookie in Sprint Cup history to win three point races in his first year on the circuit.  His first Sprint Cup win came on 9/11 at Richmond, followed by back-to-back wins at Homestead (11/14) and Phoenix (11/7).
    • Won first Sprint Cup pole on 4/16 at Martinsville, eighth race of the season.  Second career pole came at Bristol on 8/27.
    • Debuted on front row of first Sprint Cup race – the Daytona 500.
    • Earned first non-points Sprint Cup victory at The Open before finishing second in the All-Star Race – both at Charlotte.
    • Completed 1,090 racing miles in one day by competing in both the Indianapolis 500 and Coca-Cola 600.  Finished ninth and fourth, respectively.
    • Named to the AARWBA All-America First Team for the fourth time.
    • Named Driver of the Year by the EMPA.

    1998

    • Ran 22 Nationwide Series races for Joe Gibbs Racing.  Scored two poles (both at Rockingham, N.C.), five top-five and five top-10 finishes.  Finished second at Rockingham and New Hampshire.
    • Ran full IRL IndyCar Series schedule.  Won two races (Orlando and New Hampshire) and four poles.  Finished third in final point standings.
    • Competed in IROC XXII and finished sixth in points.

    1997

    • Ran five Nationwide Series races for Joe Gibbs Racing – O’Reilly Raceway Park near Indianapolis, Richmond, Rockingham, Charlotte and Homestead.  Finished in the top-10 twice and once in the top-five.
    • Finished third in Nationwide Series race 10/4 at Charlotte.
    • Won IndyCar Series championship.
    • First IndyCar Series victory came in the inaugural event at Pikes Peak (Colo.).
    • Won IndyCar Series poles at Orlando, Phoenix, Texas and Charlotte.
    • Won first USAC Silver Crown Championship Series race at Las Vegas.
    • Earned podium finishes in seven NASCAR Modified Tour events at New Smyrna (Fla.) – one win, three second-place and three third-place finishes.
    • Named to the AARWBA All-America First Team for the third time.

    1996

    • Indianapolis 500 Rookie of the Year.
    • Started on the pole for the Indianapolis 500 and led 44 laps, before suffering mechanical problems and finishing 24th.
    • Finished eighth in IndyCar Series final point standings.
    • Ran nine Nationwide Series races for Ranier/Walsh Racing.

    1995

    • Won USAC National Midget, Sprint and Silver Crown championships, becoming the first driver ever to win the “Triple Crown” in a single season.
    • Won six USAC National Midget feature races, including the Hut Hundred at the Terre Haute (Ind.) Action Track, the Mel Kenyon Classic at O’Reilly Raceway Park and the 4-Crown Nationals at Eldora Speedway.
    • Named for the second consecutive year to the AARWBA All-America First Team.
    • Named Driver of the Year by the Hoosier Auto Racing Fans.

    1994

    • Won USAC National Midget championship with five wins in 22 starts.
    • Named to 25th anniversary AARWBA All-America First Team.
    • Captured Midget victory at the Eagle (Neb.) Pepsi Mid-Summer Nationals.
    • Finished sixth in USAC Silver Crown points.
    • Two wins out of eight starts in USAC Sprints – Salem (Ind.) and O’Reilly Raceway Park.  Finished 10th in points.

    1993

    • Won first USAC National Midget race in Hut Hundred at Terre Haute.
    • Made 17 USAC National Midget starts and finished fifth in points.
    • Finished second in USAC Silver Crown race at Copper World Classic at Phoenix.


    1992

    • Won USAC Sprint feature at Lebanon (Mo.).  Finished fourth in points after 15 starts.
    • Five USAC Midget starts.  Best finish was second at Lebanon.
    • Received Hoosier Auto Racing Fans Most Improved Driver award in USAC Sprints.

    1991

    • Named USAC Sprint Car Rookie of the Year.
    • Named Rookie of the Year at Indianapolis Speedrome Midget Series.  Finished fifth in points.
    • Won first USAC Midget race on 8/9 at Indianapolis Speedrome.
    • Named Sprint Car Rookie of the Year by Hoosier Auto Racing Fans.
    • Seven USAC Sprint starts.  Best finish was fourth at Kansas City (Kan.).
    • Two USAC Midget starts.  Best finish was 10th at Winchester (Ind.).

    1989

    • Won four feature races and finished seventh in points in Three-Quarter Midget competition.
    • Won Hoosier Auto Racing Fans First-Year Driver award in Three-Quarter Midget category.

    1987

    • World Karting Association National Champion.

    1983

    • International Karting Foundation Grand National Champion.

    1980

    • Won 4-cycle rookie junior class (ages 8-12) championship at Columbus (Ind.) Fairgrounds.

    1979

    • Won first race of any kind behind the wheel of a go-kart in Westport, Ind.

    1978

    • Drove a go-kart for the first time in Westport.
    LAST RACE RESULTS

    Sprint Cup Series at Dover pres. by Pennzoil
    Sep 28, 2014
    Car
    ST
    FIN
    LAPS
    POS
    4
    1
    13
    399
    9
    10
    13
    25
    398
    28
    14
    15
    14
    399
    26
    41
    22
    18
    399
    14

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