There's a myriad of adjectives one could use to describe Tony Stewart's decade-long stint with Joe Gibbs Racing, ranging from controversial to impressive.
One thing is for sure though: Tony Stewart helped make JGR a tangible force in the NASCAR world.
Joining with 2000 Sprint Cup champion Bobby Labonte for his first full season in NASCAR's top series in 1999, Stewart came to NASCAR lacking heavy amounts of stock car experience, nor a win in the Nationwide or Craftsman Truck Series.
He would go on to win three races in his rookie season and has totaled 30 more since that time, in addition to two season championships. Currently, Stewart is the only driver to have won championships in both the Chase forthe Sprint Cup format and the original season-long format.
Obviously, Stewart's had quite an impressive run at JGR and it'll certainly be interesting to watch as he gets Stewart-Haas Racing up and running for 2009 with Ryan Newman. In the mean time, though, let's take a look back at some of the fun we've had talking about Stewart here at FanHouse in past year or two.
Stewart Finishes Decade at Joe Gibbs Racing originally appeared on NASCAR FanHouse on Wed, 19 Nov 2008 14:44:00 EST . Please see our terms for use of feeds.