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Tony wins the 2005 Brickyard 400
"First it was ladders and fences, and now it's bricks and pavers," said Stewart, alluding to The Home Depot's previous 10 percent discount on ladders and fences that followed his fence-climbing celebratory antics at Daytona (Fla.) and New Hampshire. "I plan to keep winning races and helping to drive down the cost of home improvement for The Home Depot customers."
Paved with 3.2 million bricks in 1909, the 2.5-mile Indianapolis Motor Speedway is best known as the Brickyard. While its surface is now covered with asphalt, a yard of bricks remains at the start/finish line as a testament to the track's famed history.
Stewart dreamed of racing at the Brickyard ever since he wheeled a go-kart at age 7 in Westport, Ind. When that dream was realized in his debut at the Brickyard as an IRL IndyCar Series rookie in 1996, Stewart expanded that dream into winning at the Brickyard.
The first car, a Lamborghini, didn't raise many eyebrows, as A-list athletes and cool cars go together like peanut butter and jelly. In fact, Castro has worked on more Lamborghinis then he can remember. But the second ride was a little different -- a baby blue 1984 Cadillac Brougham hearse.