With the Coke Zero 400 Powered By Coca-Cola just over a month away, we’ll take a look at recent race champions that you should be following. We start with Four-time Coke Zero 400 Powered By Coca-Cola Champion Tony Stewart.
Tony Stewart @TonyStewart
Race Team: Stewart-Haas Racing
Car: No. 14 Mobil 1 Chevrolet SS
Tony Stewart has a long and proud history of performing at a world-class level at the Coke Zero 400. From his first two Coke Zero 400s in 1999 and 2000, in which he finished sixth both times, it became clear that Stewart would be a force to be reckoned with for years to come. In 17 career attempts, he’s posted staggering numbers with four wins, six top five’s and eight top ten’s. He’s been light-years ahead of his competition, with Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Jeff Gordon as the only other multi-time champions with two apiece during that timespan.
At the 2016 Coke Zero 400 Powered By Coca-Cola, Stewart will climb behind the wheel for his final appearance in the Independence Day Weekend Classic and attempt to scale the catch fence one more time in his last race at DAYTONA.
Top 5 Finishes:
5th, 2004 Coke Zero 400 Powered By Coca-Cola
1st, 2005 Coke Zero 400 Powered By Coca-Cola
1st, 2006 Coke Zero 400 Powered By Coca-Cola
1st, 2009 Coke Zero 400 Powered By Coca-Cola
1st, 2012 Coke Zero 400 Powered By Coca-Cola
2nd, 2014 Coke Zero 400 Powered By Coca-Cola
• Stewart is second on DAYTONA’s all-time wins list with 19 (includes non-points races)
• His four Coke Zero 400 victories trail only the legendary David Pearson (five) for most wins in the event.
• Stewart holds Coke Zero 400 event records for most wins from the pole position (2005, 2009), lowest starting position by a winner (42nd in 2012) and most laps led in a race (151 in 2005).
Which was your favorite Smoke victory at DAYTONA? Do you remember the 2012 Coke Zero 400 Powered By Coca-Cola? Let us know by leaving a comment below! Be a part of history as Tony Stewart bids farewell to DAYTONA and attempts to win a record-tying fifth Coke Zero 400 Powered By Coca-Cola. Secure your tickets while they last! Tickets are going fast! Buy now or call 1-800-PITSHOP for tickets and information.