NASCAR star known as Smoke, who was the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champion in 2002, 2005, and 2011. He was named Indianapolis 500 Rookie of the Year in 1996 and Winston Cup Series Rookie of the year in 1999 and in 2009, he became co-owner of Stewart-Hass Racing.
He was the national midget series champion in 1994.
On August 9, 2014, during a race at Canandaigua Motorsports Park, he tragically ran into and killed 20-year-old Kevin Ward Jr., who had gotten out of his car after a crash with Stewart. He was attempting to gesture to Stewart when the car struck him.
He was born to Nelson and Pam Stewart and raised with a sister named Natalie.
He crashed with Jeff Gordon at Watkins Glen in 2000 and the two racers would have quite a few more feuds during their careers.