Tony Stewart is the only driver to date to complete the Indianapolis 500 and Coca-Cola 600 on the lead lap on the same day. But this was not the only time Stewart attempted this 1,100 mile challenge.
In fact, Stewart has attempted the challenge twice, in 1999 and in 2001. In 1999, Stewart placed ninth in the Indianapolis 500, four laps down, and placed fourth in the Coca-Cola 600.
In 2001, Stewart made history by completing all laps and placing sixth in the Indy 500 and third in the Coca-Cola 600.
In this sit-down interview, Stewart reflects on his Memorial Day double-duty attempts. He shares the challenges of competing in both races on the same day, the physical and mental preparation required for the double and more.
WATCH NOW: Tony Stewart Talks Double Duty