Stewart's landmark win at the Brickyard paved way for 2005 Chase title

Tony Stewart's most memorable moment in 2005? The Cup Series championship was nice, but being able to climb the fence and kiss the famed yard of bricks at Indianapolis Motor Speedway was a dream come true, writes David Newton.

Updated: September 9, 2008, 2:00 PM ET
By David Newton | ESPN.com

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Tony Stewart had dreamed of winning at Indianapolis Motor Speedway since he was a 10-year-old ripping up the front lawn with his go-kart at his Columbus, Ind., home some 40 miles away from the historic track.

He dreamed about it so much that it hurt.

Then, on a hot, sunny afternoon in August 2005, all the pain went away.

Stewart, 34, won on the track where he watched childhood heroes such as A.J. Foyt win the Indianapolis 500. He got ...

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