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Tony Stewart has been retired from NASCAR for less than a full season and has no intentions to return. The racing itch to race, however, remains strong. On the NASCAR on NBC podcast, Smoke said that he has been invited by Steve Arpin to join him in the Global Rallycross series many times.


“I’m very interested in doing that,” Stewart said. “We’ve been playing phone tag back and forth trying to get organized to have a conversation about it. We just have so much stuff going on, it’s a good problem to have. It’s nice to be so busy that it’s hard to find time to do all the things we want to do.”

You would think that being retired would give Stewart all the time in the world to race in any series he pleases. Between owning Eldora racetrack and other events like the “Little 500” sprint car race he drove in this year, Stewart has had to put off some things on his bucket list.

To race in the Little 500, for example, Stewart turned down a chance to go to the Monaco Gran Prix. He won’t let that opportunity pass him up again as he plans to go next year with Gene Haas and the Haas Formula 1 team.

“It’s cool to be checking boxes off,” Stewart said.

We can only hope our retirement is half as exciting as Smoke’s.

Related: Tony Stewart is doing whatever he wants in retirement

Tony Stewart may have retired, but he still wants to race Sean Gardner / Getty Images
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Anthony Brown's crowning achievements are rebuilding a $500 Honda VFR and getting rid of his wife's beige Camry. He has owned nine cars in the last ten years, none of them automatic.
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