Tony Stewart, the 2002 NASCAR Winston Cup champion, will return to his open-wheel roots to compete in the USAC Midget Car and Western Sprint Car Series at the Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Saturday, Nov. 30.

Fresh off winning the most prestigious championship in American motorsports, Stewart will make his first start ever at the Bullring.

"Anytime I can find the time to run a USAC Midget, I¿m going to do it," Stewart said. "My roots are in USAC and racing Midgets is my way of having fun. So, I¿ll be there."

Other drivers to pull double-duty include NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series and part-time Winston Cup driver Jason Leffler, USAC¿s 2001 "Super License" champion J.J. Yeley and 2001 USAC Sprint Car champion Tony Hunt.

Two women will compete in the Sprint Car Series, Shauna Hogg and Amy Barnes. Kenny Hamilton, father of IRL driver Davey Hamilton, also is scheduled to compete.

A one-hour autograph session for all drivers is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 30

Friday, Nov. 29 USAC will have an open practice session. Spectators can watch practice from 4 to 7 free of charge.

Saturday, Nov. 30, spectator gates open at 3 p.m. Qualifying begins at 3:30 p.m. with racing at 6:30. General admission is $20 for adults, $15 for senior citizens/ military personnel and $6 for children ages 6-12. Children five and under are free. Admission to the Stockyard is $50 per vehicle (up to four people). A Family Four Pack can be purchased for $40. Admission to the pit area is $25 for USAC members and $30 for non-members.

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