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Tony Stewart is considered as Joe Gibbs #1 Draft Pick. The recruitment of Tony Stewart began in 1996 when he was in his first year of the Indy Racing League. He was a driver for Team Menard. At the same time he was trying to break into Nascar by running an unlimited number of Busch Races for an unsponsered team....owned by Harry Rainer.







He joined Joe Gibbs racing Team...one year after he became the first Driver to win 3 major national Championships.....
The United States Auto Club (USAC) Midget.....
The Sprint.....
And the Silver Crown Titles in 1995.
Stewart qualified 3rd at Atlanta in March.....
He had back to back 6th place finishes at TranSouth Financial Services 400...
South Carolina.....
And the PrimeStar 500 at the Texas Motor Speedway

He qualified 4th At the Food City 500 at The Bristol Motor Speedway
He won his 1st Pole as a Winston Cup driver at Martinsville

He was the International Karting Champion in 1983....
He was the World Karting Association National Champion in 1987....
He was the USAC Rookie Of The Year in 1991....
He was also the USAC National Midget Champion in 1994....
He won the IRL Championship in 1997


He drives the #20 Home Depot Pontiac Grand Prix.
His car owner is Joe Gibbs
Greg Zippadelli is his Crew Chief
His teammate is Bobby Labonte
He grew up in Rushville, Indiana.