The following are quotes from lifetime Indianapolis Colts fan and Columbus, Ind., native Tony Stewart, the two-time NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series champion and driver of the No. 20 Home Depot Chevrolet for Joe Gibbs Racing: How does it feel to have...
The following are quotes from lifetime Indianapolis Colts fan and Columbus, Ind., native Tony Stewart, the two-time NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series champion and driver of the No. 20 Home Depot Chevrolet for Joe Gibbs Racing:
How does it feel to have your hometown team win the Super Bowl?
"It's awesome. It's a huge boost for the state of Indiana, obviously, but it's great to see somebody like Peyton Manning accomplish his dream. Now it's time for us to go try and accomplish a big goal for us and that's win a big race at Daytona."
Once you won your first Nextel Cup championship in 2002, and when you won the 2005 Allstate 400 at the Brickyard at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in 2005, you finally put an end to the respective questions of, "When are you going to win a championship?" and "When are you going to win at Indy?" Can you give us a sense as to what Peyton Manning feels now that he no longer has to answer the question, "When are you going to win the Super Bowl?"
"It's just going to be a huge weight lifted off his shoulders. It probably never was that big of a hassle to him to begin with, but now, for sure, he'll feel the weight lifted off his shoulders because he just won't have to answer that question anymore. It'll just make things a lot easier for him. Instead of worrying about what it feels like to win the first one, now he'll be worrying right away about what he has to do to get another one. It's just nice to see him be able to accomplish this goal. In fact, it's nice to see all the guys from Indianapolis get this win. Everybody had a great game tonight. They all just did a great job. They showed what a championship team is about. It's just a storybook ending for a great team."