Tony Stewart is an American car racer and has won the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series three times. He owns the NASCAR team. He is the only racer to win the championships of NASCAR and IndyCar. He has successfully established his fame by his several achievements.
Tony Stewart Biography: Age, Parents, Early Life
His real name is Anthony Wayne Stewart who was born in Columbus, Indiana on May 20, 1971. His parents Pamela Marshall and Nelson Stewart nicknamed him as “Smoke.”
He found his love for driving at a very young age and was able to successfully establish himself at the starting of his career.
Tony Stewart Education, Career Details
He did his graduation from Columbus North High School. When he was still in high school in 1987, he won the World Karting Association Championship. Then he started racing in three quarters till 1991. He was the first racer to win the Triple Crown of the USAC in 1995. In 1996 he made his Busch Series debut of NASCAR. He became a full-time driver IRL driver by 1999. He qualified for the Daytona 500 and finished the race in the 28th place. In the same year, he finished Indianapolis 500 at the 9th place and 2000 NASCAR Winston Cup Series at the 6th place. The Daytona Prototype was finished by him at the 3rd place and the 2004 Gatorade 125 in the second place. After that, he won Chicagoland. He is also the winner of Pepsi 400, the Cup Championship and the Chili Bowl Nationals.
In 2010, he won the Sprint Cup pole position. he became the winner of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship in 2011 and the winner of Auto Club 400 in 2012. He retired from the Sprint Cars 2016 season.
Tony Stewart Dating History, Girlfriend
Tony Stewart was in many relationships. From 1997 to 1999 he was in a relationship with Kristina Dwyer. From 2002 to 2004 he dated Jamie Schaffer. In 2006 he dated Tara Roquemore. And currently, he is rumored to be in a relationship with Jessica Zemken. In 2003 he established the ‘Tony Stewart Foundation’ which helps the children who have chronic diseases, supports other organizations and also helps in the protection of animal species.
Tony Stewart Net Worth And Salary
Tony Stewart has been estimated to have a net worth of more than $100 million. He has earned a good amount from his profession as a car racer. He is also the owner of many cars. He has bought the All-Star Circuit of Champions in 2015. He also had to used to have a 50% stake in the Haas CNC Racing in 2008. He bought the Eldora Speedway from Earl Baltes in 2008. Apart from being the owner of several entities including the Chevrolet Impala, he is also the co-owner of Macon’s Macon Speedway. As a racer, he has won $130 million in racing prizes alone. So far from his endorsements, he has won more than $6 million. His team has bagged a total of $25 million in winnings and the total revenue amount to have won is $125 million. In total Tony has a cash prize of $12 million. He possesses an expensive house whose value is more than $10 million.
Quick Facts About Tony Stewart
Real Name: Anthony Wayne Stewart
Age: 48 years
Father: Nelson Stewart
Mother: Pam Boss
Siblings: sister Natalie
Height: 1.75 m
Weight: 82 kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Girlfriend: Pennelope Jimenez
Net Worth: $100 million
Career Earnings: $200 million
Tony Stewart Awards And Achievements
- In 2001 his name was introduced in the National Midget Auto Racing Hall of Fame.
- In 1999 he won the Winston Cup Series Rookie of the Year.
- In 1996 he won the title the Indianapolis Rookie of the Year.
- In 2016 his name was introduced in the USAC Hall of Fame.
- He also won the Best Driver ESPY Award three times.
- In 2008 his name was introduced in the Legends of The Glen.
- Won the Nextel Cup Series Champion of 2005.
- Winner of the Sprint Cup Series Champion of 2011.