NO Tony didn't finish 6th and even IF he did--Hello-- that's not better then Danicas 4th or her 3rd at the Indy500--grow a brain. Take your sexism outlook and you put on your glasses and read the better stats between him and Danica running the Indy500--not even close his entire Indycar career or nascar as we are NOT talking about Nascar or the Coke 600 as its about whos got the the best chance to win the Indy 500. Tonys a great driver but the Indy500 was NEVER his best race--Oh and BTW--the topic is about the Indy500 & Kurt, other then bringing Danica in it in a sarcastic way as usual from you old foggys who cant stand a female driver. Danica, Kurt and Tony in the same equip wouldn't even be a race at the Indy 500--she'd easily beat both of them--no contest --Nascar now a different story--so far?
OOOOOPS, Sorry smart guy/girl...
....I missed by a year it was 2001.......here ya go, put this somewhere and "smoke" it....Tony Stewart attempted the Indy/Charlotte "Double Duty" for the second time in his racing career. Criticized by members of the media as being overweight and unfit for the grueling task, Stewart undertook a month-long fitness and dietary program with a personal trainer. Stewart, still driving the #20 The Home Depot Pontiac for Joe Gibbs Racing in the NASCAR Winston Cup Series, signed with Chip Ganassi Racing, part of a four driver effort at Indy.
Stewart qualified in 7th at Indy and 12th at Charlotte. Due to the new television package on Fox, the start of the Coca-Cola 600 was moved up. A strict schedule was put into place, and regardless if the race was not over at Indy, Stewart was allegedly required to get out of the car at 4:00 p.m. to fly to Charlotte on time. During a 17-minute red flag, he had to visit first aid for a cramping leg. Relief driver Richie Hearn almost took over, but Stewart got back in the car.
The race was eventually resumed, and Stewart continued. The race was completed, and he finished 6th, on the lead lap. Immediately he flew to Lowe's Motor Speedway, and made the start of the race on time. He was moved to the back of the pack during the pace lap for missing the drivers' meeting. On the second lap, Stewart spun while running last, in an incident he claimed was unrelated to fatigue. As the race wore on, he steadily climbed the standings, and finished 3rd on the lead lap. He became the first driver ever to complete all 1,100 miles (1,800 km). Feeling that he proved his critics wrong, Stewart called them "idiots."