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Stewart honored with display at Indy Speedway

7/6/2006

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.