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Tony Stewart eyes Indy 500 in 2019 in bid for elusive title

August 9, 2018

DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — Tony Stewart would like to race in next year’s Indianapolis 500.

The 47-year-old retired NASCAR driver is an Indiana native who grew up hoping to win at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. He did so twice in NASCAR’s Brickyard 400, but was never able to win the Indy 500. He last entered the event in 2001.

Stewart revealed his interest to race at Indy again on Thursday during Ford’s unveiling of the Mustang it will run in NASCAR’s top Cup Series next season. The three-time NASCAR champion is a co-owner of Stewart-Haas Racing, which fields Fords.

Stewart has five starts in the Indianapolis 500, starting on pole as a rookie in 1996 and leading 64 laps in a career-best fifth in 1997.


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