The Indianapolis Motor Speedway is very important to Tony Stewart. It’s his home track and it’s one of the most famous speedways in the world. And Tony Stewart is coming “back home again in Indiana.”
It was announced that Tony Stewart is getting back behind the wheel of a stock car to race for the first time since 2016. Stewart will be racing in this year’s Xfinity Series race at Indianapolis. This season, the series is racing on the road course and that seemed to be enough to get Stewart to come back and give it a go.
“Everyone knows what Indy means to me, so I can’t think of a better place to race on Fourth of July weekend,” Stewart, who grew up 45 minutes from Indianapolis in the towns of Columbus and Rushville, Indiana, said in a team release. “It’s going to be cool making history by turning left and right in a stock car at the Brickyard, and the racing will be full of action and contact. Any time you can drive any race car at the speedway is special, and you know I’m going for the win. The date is already circled on my calendar.”
Stewart raced on the Indy oval both in the Indy 500 and Brickyard 400. While never winning the ‘500, Tony won the Brickyard 400 in 2005 and 2007.
Tony Stewart may not be racing in NASCAR in recent years but he’s kept himself busy over the past few years. From running Stewart-Haas Racing, running Eldora Speedway, running the All Star Circuit of Champions series, and racing his sprint car on occasion, Tony being away from racing in NASCAR isn’t exactly a retirement. But for one day, he’s going to give it a go on the road course.