IndyCar: The Five Greatest Drivers Who Never Won At Indy

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Tony Stewart

Indiana native Tony Stewart is one of the most accomplished race car drivers competing today. He’s won championships in not only the IndyCar Series, but also the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and the midget, sprint, and Silver Crown levels of United States Auto Club competition. Simply put, Stewart can drive the wheels off of nearly and race car and win in nearly any series at nearly any track.

However, Stewart never seemed to gain that same type of dominance while racing Indy cars at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. While he did win the 1997 overall IndyCar title, Stewart was not as successful in the Indianapolis 500. He competed in the May classic from 1996 to 1999 and in 2001. A strong qualifier, he started inside the Top Ten four times and finished inside the Top Ten three times. He was also fairly dominant in the race; leading 122 laps over his five starts. However, the closest he ever came to winning the ‘500’ was in 1997 when he finished fifth overall.

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