We all know Tony Stewart is a great NASCAR driver and an almost assured lock to one day be inducted into the sport's Hall of Fame.
He's a three-time Sprint Cup champion, winner of 47 Cup races, a two-time Brickyard 400 winner, and has finished out of the top 10 in the season standings just once (2006, also the only year he has failed to qualify for the Chase for the Sprint Cup) in his illustrious 14-year career.
But for all of Stewart's accomplishments, one thing continues to hound him in the eyes of many of his fans: why can't they give up on the idea of seeing him in an Indy Car again?
Almost like clockwork, fans ask the same rhetorical question: "Will we ever see him run the Indianapolis 500 again?" or "Why can't he try the 'double' again (running both the Indy 500 and Coca-Cola 600 in the same day).
Part of that is due to the fact Stewart came so close to winning the 500 several times, not to mention being the IRL series champion in 1997. Stewart has battled The Brickyard five times in pursuit of Indy 500 fame, earning one top five, two other top 10s and had two DNFs due to engine issues.
Because it's the NASCAR off-season and we like to be a bit creative in our offerings, we thought we'd reflect back on Stewart's Indy Car days and offer five ways Smoke could dominate IndyCar today, if possible.