McLaren offered Tony Stewart Indy 500 ride

Tony Stewart
Tony Stewart

In a recent sit-down with NBC Sports' Kyle Petty, Tony Stewart explained that he'd been approached by a particularly intriguing party: McLaren to run in the Indy 500

"I've had offers from Rahal and Zak Brown from the McLaren side, Michael Andretti, Penske. I think Ganassi would still want me in a car if I wanted to go—he hasn't said anything officially though," Stewart laughed. "But I've got really good offers to go and run Indy next year."

But When?

“Not this coming year," Stewart previously told NBC Sports of when he'd be willing to give Indy another chance. “I did what I normally do, I let my mouth open before I thought about what I was saying and mentioned that I was open to the possibility again, and I realistically am."

“The reason I wouldn’t do it next year, I’m not doing it to just do it. I want to do it to try to win the race. If you’re really going to do that, the IndyCar Series is so competitive right now, and the drivers and teams so tough, you’re not going to just stroll in here like they used to do in the ’70s and ’80s and do a good job.

“Not this coming year," Stewart previously told NBC Sports of when he'd be willing to give Indy another chance. “I did what I normally do, I let my mouth open before I thought about what I was saying and mentioned that I was open to the possibility again, and I realistically am."

“The reason I wouldn’t do it next year, I’m not doing it to just do it. I want to do it to try to win the race. If you’re really going to do that, the IndyCar Series is so competitive right now, and the drivers and teams so tough, you’re not going to just stroll in here like they used to do in the ’70s and ’80s and do a good job.

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