July 31, 2011
Tony Stewart savours World of Outlaws win
By DEAN McNULTY, QMI Agency
INDIANAPOLIS - Tony Stewart is both a two-time NASCAR Sprint Cup champion and an IZOD IndyCar champion, but a win at little Ohsweken Speedway on the Six Nations reserve near Brantford this past week may be one of his favourite wins ever.
Stewart was making a rare appearance in the World of Outlaws series, in which he owns a pair of teams with drivers Steve Kinser and Donny Schatz.
Stewart was still on a high from his dirt-track victory when he met with the media at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
It was his first win driving one of the big-wing sprint cars.
“I don’t know how many races in the World of Outlaws I’ve run,” Stewart said.
“To finally win one of those and run against Sammy Swindell, Jason Meyers, Steve Kinser, have a good night, win one of those, was something that’s definitely high on my list of accomplishments, for sure.”
Stewart had started third in the 30-lap race, then passed Kasey Kahne Racing driver Brad Sweet on Lap 9.
“This was huge,” he said. “I don’t know that all the people truly understand, because they think because we got to NASCAR that there’s nothing bigger than that. It’s not that this is bigger, but this is the best in this field.”