Stewart honored with display at Indy Speedway

Updated: July 6, 2006, 9:53 AM ET
Associated Press

Two-time Nextel Cup Champion Tony Stewart was honored with a display at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway museum featuring cars he's driven throughout his career.

Included are his winning Chevrolet Monte Carlo from last year's Allstate 400 at the Brickyard and a painting of four moments from that victory.

Stewart said winning the Brickyard was the high point of his career, but seeing the display is his best moment at the Speedway.

"It was always so much fun to come here and see the history behind all these cars," the Columbus, Ind., native said. "I never would have imagined ... they would give me this huge an honor."

Stewart was also presented with a ring for winning last year's Brickyard.

Other cars in the display include a 1995 midget car Stewart used to win the National Midget, Sprint and Silver Crown titles -- the Triple Crown of minor-league racing -- in the same year.

"I've had girlfriends I haven't had as good a relationships with as I've had with these cars."

His 1999 Indianapolis 500 car also is a part of the display, but the winning Brickyard Chevy is Stewart's favorite.

"Having probably my most cherished race car of all time sitting up there up high for everyone to see, it's hard to describe in words."

The display will be at the Speedway through next June.

Copyright 2006 by The Associated Press