If you are the type whose interest is in car racing sports, then chances are that you must have heard of Tony Stewart, the American-born stock car racing driver, an accomplished businessman, as well as a NASCAR team owner who is popularly called Smoke by fans.
In 2002, 2005 and 2011, Tony emerged as the champion of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. In 1996 and 1999, he was named the Indianapolis 500 Rookie of the Year and Winston Cup Series Rookie of the Year respectively. It has been said that his burning temper on the NASCAR circuit and his aggressive racing style has made him one of the most famous on the car racing tracks.
The racing titles Tony Stewart has earned through the course of his career include; Indy, Sprint, Midget as well as USAC Silver Crown cars. He made the records as the only driver ever to bag a championship in both NASCAR and IndyCar and he is one of the NASCAR team owners with a record of four Sprint Cup Series victory as an owner as well as a driver.
Other notable awards he has earned over the years include Richard Petty Driver of the Year, Hoosier Auto Racing Fans Driver of the Year and Legend of the Glen Inductee. He also has Sonoma Raceway Wall of Fame Inductee under his belt. However, on the last day of September 2016, he announced his retirement from active racing and presently, he is busy on the business front.
Tony Stewart Bio (Age)
His given name is Anthony Wayne Stewart and he was born on the 20th of May 1971 in Columbus, Indiana which indicates his American nationality, however, but his ethnicity is North American. His dad has been accurately identified as Nelson Stewart though his profession is not known and his mother’s name is Pam Boas.
Tony Stewart grew up in his place of birth alongside a younger sister called Natalie Stewart. However, his parent’s marriage did not last as it ended in a divorce when Tony was a high school student and our findings show that his dad is still single but his mum has gone into a second marriage.
Talking about his academic qualifications, he is a high school graduate from Columbus
North High School where he completed his schooling and graduated in 1989. However, apart from the details of his high school education, there is no other information on the higher institution Tony Stewart attended – if any. The records only said that he has a healthy dose of interest in car racing sports from childhood and became a success at an early age.
Is He Married? Wife or Girlfriend
Currently, Tony Stewart is not married but he has had his fair share of romantic relationships in the past. One of his affairs was with Krista Dwyer during the early days of his career but they had to call it quits when Tony’s career demanded his presence at different places for his races.
Jamie Schaffer came on the scene in 2002 and the couple was together for a few years before they ended it in 2004. Afterward, it seemed that Tony Stewart took a two-year break from his dating life after Jamie before resuming the love journey with Tara Roquemore in 2006. Although they really looked very serious together, the relationship still ended in 2008.
His current girlfriend is Penelope Jimenez, an ex-Playboy playmate and their relationship took off in 2016. However, things seem to be more serious this time around, as Tony Stewart is ready to tie the connubial knot because they are already officially engaged. Their engagement happened in November 2017 on Thanksgiving Day when the famed car racer popped the big question with a diamond ring.
Does He Have A Daughter?
From our findings, the popular racer does not have any child of his own yet. None of his past girlfriends have made it public they had any child for him nor is there any information that his current fiance is expecting a child for him.
Tony Stewart is one of the best-paid car racing drivers of his time and he is said to have accumulated a whopping net worth of $70 million throughout his career as a car racer. His annual income has been pegged at a handsome $19 million and for the championships he bagged during his car racing career, he received a significant amount in millions of dollars. Notable among them is the 2005 season championship when he won a total of $13,578,166 including $6,173, 633 which was considered the highest season total in the history of NASCAR. It is also worthy to note that the first race he won in the non-championship NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race XXV earned him over $1 million.
Apart from his profession, Tony Stewart is involved in several endorsements which pay him over $6 million. He has endorsement deals with brands like Coca-cola, Toyota, Oakley, Burger King Steak House XT and many more.
More so, the racer has a good number of business interests and he is said to have bought the All Star Circuit of Champions club, Eldora Speedway and part own Macon Speedway and Paducah International Raceway.
Tony is also the owner of several luxurious houses in Indiana and he owns sleek cars like; 1984 Cadillac, 1957 Chevy Belair, 1955 Chevy Nomad, 1967 Pontiac GTO and 1979 Pontiac Trans Am Firebird which is said to be his favorite.