2 WATKINS GLEN. There was a time when Stew- art all but owned Watkins Glen International, a
2.45-mile upstate New York road course. In fact, a
quick look through the annals of Watkins Glen history reveals that Stewart has more wins – five – at
Watkins Glen than at any other track.
Of Stewart’s five wins at The Glen, all but the
most recent came during his time at Joe Gibbs Racing – where he began his NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
career in 1999 and captured two titles before
joining Stewart-Haas Racing in 2009. Stewart’s
third victory at Watkins Glen – in 2005 – was by far
his most dominant. He started from the pole and
led 83 of 92 laps in a race that was extended two
laps past the original distance.
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Some tracks have been particularly kind to
Tony Stewart over the course of his Hall-of-Fame career in NASCAR’s top series. Here are
five race tracks that stand out above the rest:
1 DAYTONA. Although he will end his illustrious career without a coveted Daytona 500 victory,
Stewart has won pretty much everything else there
is to win at the famed 2.5-mile superspeedway.
His impressive list of Daytona accomplishments
includes four wins in the July NASCAR Sprint Cup
Series race along with seven NASCAR XFINITY Series victories. He’s also won Daytona 500 qualifying
races and the Sprint Unlimited exhibition race.
“Daytona is a pretty special place to every
racer,” Stewart said. “It’s been a good place for us
and I’m honored that I could be part of its history.
I’m proud of what we have done there. It seems
like, when you are there in February, everybody
has an even shot at it.”