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Tony Stewart shows off his absurd car collection to Jeff Gordon | Around the Track

Tony Stewart shows off his absurd car collection to Jeff Gordon | Around the Track
I have

Jeff

Gordon

just another episode of round the

track

and I'm with the man smoked

Tony

Stewart

and we're getting ready to check out his incredible car

collection

oh the sides up there are off the car we won our last race at Sonoma with really in the left side there you can see where we pancake Denny let's see where his wheel marks went I mean I thought well at least if I can pancake human pain taking to the wall we're gonna take off at the same speed or I might get a jump on him that way and we're a worked up over our might have been a little excessive did it ever run again or it came straight off the

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that's exactly the way it ran out early in the race right Kirk's u-joint went through the screen of it yeah and you can see the screen in there how well all Edwards would like to come and inspect this car I bet he would I bet he would so the cool part is this I mean this thing you can fire it up and drive it down the road so Hendrick Motorsports and Rick kept the motor kept every piece of it and quarantined it I think for five years and then they rebuilt it put it on the dyno ran it got the Dinos sheets for it and the shop they put it back together and that's a special car right there yeah I mean to have it original right off the

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to me that's great the hinge did that with the engine too but we need to have it right off the

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with with what an incredible race and championship that was I wanted people to see how it finished...
tony stewart shows off his absurd car collection to jeff gordon around the track
the race that's cool so it really cool is pretty neat and I'm sure we'll get will be old and gray one day and if I can still fit in the seat of it I'll get to we'll drive it in parade you know yeah doesn't stuff then you got some cool stuff I mean when did you get did you always have these old Indy cars or is that something I don't even remember how I got them all there's there's one more that you haven't seen yet but this one is the car that we won or that we ran at the 597 and won the championship at the end of the year 97 without the actual chassis stops right here you're free to write here down right so so this chassis is older than this chassis and this movement sold her to me now so that that was a g-force and then we went to de Lara this is a lot of Dalaran so the dalaras have the oval intake the g-force had the triangle guys like you that paved the way for me to go to NASCAR never got an opportunity to do this because this came along well in first year was 96 and you were already down in NASCAR by then but that that opened up probably a dozen of us from the dirt

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world got to run Indy cars because the IRL if the IRL had been in place I almost fell hundred percent confident I would have I wouldn't have many cars and and I will say that's probably the one regret I have is I didn't get to race an Indy 500 when the opportunity didn't kept did come I was like no no no I'm not gonna do it now I would have...
tony stewart shows off his absurd car collection to jeff gordon around the track
done it when I was 19 or 21 but yeah and I'm 35 pretty much answered all the questions I had about whether I'm gonna ever get back in a sprint car or a or if you are gonna get back in the spring this will count put a bag over your head and hijack yeah I I'm not gonna get your expert David gravels car out in Knoxville and I got in I didn't think I was gonna get out I literally thought they're gonna have to cut the bars out and get these kids sighs knocking sorry I'm not sure I'm not kids sighs speaking of Knoxville Nationals these are two of Donnie's Nationals on our very cool title of very Salutin I would go down every Friday night we'd travel from Pittsburgh they're erased I didn't do it with a wing though you went a lot faster than I did I did it once or twice without a wing I'm not sure which was harder I mean non wings pretty tough yeah the going when you're going fast a small place like that where you're running under ten seconds it's the the margin for error is a lot smaller ya know and they can't good laughs oh yeah and you used to have to remove by the end of the night you had to run right on the edge you had no wall rings in that lip then you just had to put it right up there that was fun then that's where I I ran a lot race there whatever unit was like 87 88 something like that I think we finished second or third that was that was pretty cool he's run in 87 or 88 I'm racing go-karts these...
tony stewart shows off his absurd car collection to jeff gordon around the track
active cars you know these are older car this is the car that I want my first full outlaw race and how amazing is that how amazes up that you have an entire career in NASCAR and IndyCar and didn't drive winged sprint cars and went back and won an outlaw race like to me that that is unbelievably difficult to do and and we've talked about this before I mean of all the cars I've driven in my career I mean and literally you can go from in any car to a cup car and that's polar opposite ends of the spectrum and the winged sprint car falls right in the middle of all that this is by far it's not the hardest car to drive right but it's the hardest car to be really good and really fast in the cars one thing but searching the

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learning what direction

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s can go on how to set the car to be good you know at the end of the race or midway through the race I mean that's it's a whole nother skill set I noticed some some trophies up there look like they might have a little edge on them I mean how much this stuff like that mean to you I know for me I'll go back every once a while and I'll find some old rings like so you set rings or you know a trophy and and then it starts clicking with you about remembering those times I mean does this stuff bring back a lot of great memories yeah it does it's a you know when we move when we moved into the new house and moved out here on the property we everything just kind of went up in the mezzanine but...
I'll go up and look for something and I'll stop and I'll see something and I'll I'll look at a trope and go man I don't even remember being there but but then you'll start remembering things about it but you know I've got one of Steve Lewis's dirt midgets up there the the red car there's the car won my first Chili Bowl with Keith Koons what year was that I think it was 2007 I believe so was that seven uh no no after you were an ass yeah that's cool and and those are all you know three of those cells or well four of them I guess two of them are mine and two of Myr Donnie's one steeped in sirs yeah Jason sides Greg Hodnett Dominick Scelzi but I got buddies that you know I raced with and when they kill the fuel some like saved me the show and I put it on my my wallet shame up there I love Rico he's he's so much fun cool guy great he's he's a lot of fun when we hired Steve Kinser I mean we hired the king of winged sprint racing and there's no significance to where this car ran but I just wanted to keep one of them that he drove because I'm like Steve Kinser drove for me and I want to have something to show everybody that he actually did drive for me he I mean he was the guy like if I did if I had a project at school and they said you got to do this project I would say can I do it on racing and they're like okay another racer and I would always do it on Steve Kinser like every every year I've changed...
teachers I say okay this teacher doesn't know which I like Steve kids don't how much I know about Steve kids I'm gonna do this to get a good grade this is the first silver crown car I drove for Benny liebe Reno so tell me how did this ride come about IRA Saunders helped me get the right actually because Ben Leyva was a Hoosier tire distributor I hadn't had an opportunity to drive a silver crown Korea so I got to drive it at IRP the year before it went to the a car and but what kind of put us on the map and this car was going to the copper classic the next year and I reaandtim Mike Bliss and I'd actually passed him on the outside and the caution came out and put him back in front and I couldn't get back around he I got got tight after the caution but I think I spend a second Blissett Coppola world in a and there's no shame in that yeah this was pretty good he's great pavement driver but I left the bolt on down bars yeah and we I mean that's we ran those on dirt that way also right did you ever drop in everything it's Drive which I was driving for them before when to the beast chassis and it didn't have a down tube on it silver crown car at de Coyne and I went in the corner and his brakes just the whole thing just starts shaking oh no this is gonna be big and cliff the guy was trying to pass went in the guardrail went straight through the guardrail but literally cleaned off the injector stack the cable got the cage and you could just...
see the indentation from the cable and then luckily it must have just flipped it under and and I was thinking when as soon as I saw these down tubes and this cars thinking you got a lot of bubbles the IROC car that's so that was the last year they ran the IROC series and you win that year we won the championship and that's the car we ran that last race I think Matt Kenseth won the race we ran third that it we won the points with it there's cars gorgeous I love that got worse that I've got you know the yellow Corvette was from the Brit my first Brickyard when I bought both the pace cars I gave one of them to my crew chief Greg Zipadelli and kept the one that we rode around in the back owes after the race on that on the interview lap and then I bought a couple you know when they'd start building Camaros again I bought that's the 14th Camaro off the line when they start building the Camaro again that's the 14th the 2014 stingray off the line great cars that we're buying Ford's yeah now you're finding ours now are you getting 14 or mine no I haven't got that far before GT yeah no Kurt Busch and those guys the fancy guys got things I got the Raptor I got the pickup instead yeah listen based on what I've seen around here today the Raptor is gonna suit you well yeah and then my favorite movie of all time was smoking the Bandit and I had to have a Trans Am with the eagle on the hood got bikes that I'm the insurance won't let me...
ride now apparently if you break your leg and you break your back and cost the insurance company money they'd be in on two wheels they don't want you to they try to eliminate opportunities for you to collect on themselves yeah I think they're doing you a favor yeah I mean that looks like a point that looks like fun yeah I'm sure you'd love to take one of these discourages but I don't think it's gonna stop you from going to Sturgis no when I think of you you know I think of those yellow B sixes so the car on top up here all those our Road course races that I won with Gibbs was that chassis hot and it kept getting rescanned and everything that new holiday I don't know what it was about back those days when you built those road courses chasis they just worked well and you kept them going to the

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put a new body on it so the chassis number on that car is zero four eight so that's I mean you know how the chassis numbers works that was a 48th car that gives it built and you know they had Dale Jarrett they had Harvey Labonte and then I came along well that was a very early car in the Gib system yes it was around like 1,000 yeah no but that car obviously I mean I think I remember a race that got beat in that car I thought I had you that day you remember Watkins Glen you will hop down into one house like oh yeah thank you

Tony

two laps later Here I am doing the exact same thing it's funny because I said the same thing off thanks to the...
differences you got the checkered flag I didn't yeah so that's the 2002 championship car this one is the 2005 championship car and then when we go back in the other side of the 2011 championship cars in there too so I Rock IndyCar championship three Cup championships the Triple Crown championship cars all of them are here that's quite a

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then there's one back here that is not so cool but there's a couple cool ones in the back but there's one that's it's kind of cool to look at but it wasn't cool to be in at the time so Rowley sold that car to a guy in Australia the guy raced it for a while and then restored it but he still got some his and these are kr stickers or his his stickers on the highway but other than that it's exactly the way we ran it when we ran it last very cool car still had a wishbone that car may have contributed a little bit to our career getting where we bone no doubt and the reason this car ended up being a Crystal Pepsi car is when you drove it it was Diet Pepsi and so I didn't even know it I just thought it was what Rowley sponsorship deal was and they went to the Crystal Pepsi brand but you made that Diet Pepsi car iconic and so when I drove it he wanted to separate it and keep your legacy in that cart separate so he went to the Crystal Pepsi sponsorship and and changed it to me then he made this one I come out I didn't have the success quite the success you did I mean I've won a little Hut...
hundred in it and we went to races at Terre Haute and that's all the races I ever won for Rowley but we were close a bunch of times so what is it back here much Milton cancers no kidding so I raced against Sheldon we're talking about Bloomington and some of those

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s I against Sheldon he was news and Brad ago there's a dimple in the top of the cage right here and probably see it from the ice it but I've got a photo of Sheldon sitting in the car and they're shooting this way and it's on pit road at Eldora it's probably is I'm not assuming it's a foreground race but I was assuming it was a foreground race but you can see that dimple in the cage it's like well I notice authentic yeah you know it's real I don't guessing that was a big rock I guarantee we're already crash yeah they got into something but and you know about these oh yeah they did the force signature series I mean how many did they produce it because I know for us it was like 24 24 yeah I think it was 2,000 what they did a bit of ours but I I knew the 20 was gonna be a big number and probably 120 and stuff so I just said hey I just want one of them just to say I've got one so we we got one from him kept it now this one why is this a memory you want to relive well yeah it's not actually it's so I mean obviously this was 25 laps before we lost a good buddy of ours with Dale senior but this was the crash that I was involved in we're physically on...
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I was three wide but I was just enough ahead of the guys that at the time this happened I was running third at the Daytona 500 and and got turned in the wall the air got underneath it picked it up and I leaned it on top of my teammate Bobby Labonte who was running 23rd at the time and so I mean it if I gotta say during column up look at this cage how much you do this is the scary part of it because you know how the strength of tubing works and you know how having that circumference I mean you can feel where it's almost almost reach that breach through the the tubing there was right here and that's what that's probably what knocked me out right there yeah I remember being in the infield and stopped in Bobby Labonte is with his head right here he goes are you all right I'm like am I'm fine he goes you sure we can cut the top off and I'm like no I don't want to do that I'm gonna hurt the car you get out of it you have to worry about that and I kind of looked at him funny too he just put his hand on my shoulder he goes let's get you out on top I'll tell you all about it in a minute you weren't as okay so you thought you were I didn't know what was going on but I could tell by what he was saying that it wasn't wasn't a good deal and then when I got out I'm like yeah we definitely could have cut the top off yeah we know about the trophies in the winds and the championships but it's these things that I...
think to find you of what a race car driver truly is and goes through along the way in their journey AJ fights throttle sticks going into turn three he's behind me I never even seen coming drills us in the left rear and after looking at the video tenfold I would I would rather him hit me than what was gonna happen to him because he was gonna get all that slowed and it it slowed him down a lot I it spun me around and I hit headfirst in the wall oh and it took the front of the car and just made it like a banana but that was this car this car so Kelly Drake went back and years later and went and straightened it down it you wouldn't want to race it right but it's but it looks right it still looks awesome you know how much I like flames yeah exactly stay tuned for upcoming guests