Kurt Busch, right, is congratulated in Victory Lane by team owner Tony Stewart, left, after winning the Daytona 500 (AP Photo/Terry Renna).
HOMESTEAD, Fla. -- Tony Stewart won three championships in the NASCAR Cup series. He'd like to keep his owner's count going at Stewart-Haas Racing.
Stewart kept busy running SHR in his first year of retirement and has 2014 champion Kevin Harvick racing for the championship on Sunday.
This is the first time in the Cup series he'll be rooting for a title from the pit box.
"I think something people don't know about me, I've won over 20 championships as a car owner, and not necessarily just in NASCAR," Stewart said. "It's not something we're new to. It's something I take a lot of pride in, I feel like we've had a lot of great race, not just in NASCAR, but everywhere. It's just as tense, probably more tense when you're not in the car, to be honest, than when you are in the car. At least when you're in the race car, you're in control of what's going on."
Stewart owns race tracks, teams, a sprint car series and attends most Cup races. SHR won the Daytona 500 with Kurt Busch.
"If you're up there hoisting a trophy, whether you're the winning owner or the winning driver, the feeling is still the same, but for different reasons," Stewart.