Tony Stewart Wiki, Age, Net Worth 2022, Salary, Girlfriend, Wife, Height
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|Full Name:||Tony Stewart|
|Birth Date:||May 20, 1971|
|Height:||5 feet 9 inches (1.75m)|
|Divorce||Krista Dwyer, Jamie Schaffer|
|Net Worth||$90 million|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
|Hair Color||Dark Brown|
|Birth Place||Columbus, Indiana|
|Education||Columbus North High School|
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Tony Stewart American stock car racing driver. Moreover, throughout his decorated NASCAR career that lasted 18 years, Stewart became the only driver to win a Nascar and IndyCar championship.
Early Life of Tony Stewart
Tony was born on May 20, 1971, in Columbus, Indiana as Anthony Wayne Stewart. As of 2019, he is 48 years old. Regarding his parents, he is the son of Pam Boas(mother) and Nelson Stewart (father).
Childhood of Tony Stewart
He grew up along with his younger sister named Natalie Stewart. Tony’s parents divorced when he was in high school. According to the sources, his father Nelson is still single but his mother remarried after that.
His nationality is American whereas his ethnicity is North American. He attended the Columbus North High School. While he was in school he was famous for playing the Trombone in the famous Columbus North Marching Band.
Is Tony Stewart Married or in a Relationship?
Well, talking about his personal life, Tony is still single. But, he had been in many relationships before. Initially, he was dating 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.
After that, again Jamie Schaffer came on the scene in 2002. The couple was together for two years and finally broke up in 2004. Then after this relation, Tony Stewart took a two-year break from his dating life. Then again comes Tara Roquemore in 2006. This relation also couldn’t last long and finally broke up in 2008.
After two of his unsuccessful relationship, Tony met Penelope Jimenez. The two lovebirds met in mid-2016 before Tony’s retirement from NASCAR later that year. Penelope got on with her modeling career when she appeared in the cheerleader TV commercials for the XFL football league at Huntington Beach. She was a famous model and an actress as well.
Jimenez and Tony Stewart finally got engaged on Thanksgiving day in 2017 with their engagement received so much approval and best wishes from fans of both celebrities alike. This time, Tony and Jimenez look more serious about their relations.
What is Tony Stewart’s Net Worth and Salary?
Tony is among one of the best-paid car racing drivers of his time. According to the sources he is said to have accumulated a whopping net worth of $90 million throughout his career as a car racer. His annual income was $19 million and for the championships, he received a significant amount in millions of dollars. In the 2005 season championship, he won a total of $13,578,166 including $6,173, 633 considered the highest season total in the history of NASCAR. Likewise, 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 as a car racer, Tony Stewart is also involved in several endorsements that pay him over $6 million. Further, he has endorsement deals with brands like Coca-cola, Toyota, Oakley, Burger King Steak House XT, and many more. Along with this, he also 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.
To talk about his properties, Tony is 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 one.
How tall is Tony Stewart?
Regarding his body measurements, Tony stands at the height of 5 feet 9 inches whereas he weighs around 81 kg. Moreover, Tony has got a dark brown pair of eyes and dark brown hair.
Tony Stewart’s Rumors And Controversies
During the race, Kevin Ward’s car collided with the wall forcing him out of the race in 2013. When he struggled to get out of his car, Stewart’s car hit him, leaving him dead. The case was filed against him for Kevin’s death. But, after investigations including hearing from multiple witnesses, the court found no reason to hold Stewart responsible for Ward’s death. Though he was not guilty, Ward’s parents filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Stewart.
Tony Stewart’s Awards And Achievement
Being one of the prominent car racers, he has won many awards as well. In 1995, 2002Tony won the Hoosier Auto Racing Fans Driver of the Year awards. Then in 2001 National Midget Auto Racing Hall of Fame inductee awards, in 2002 Hoosier Auto Racing Fans Hall of Fame inductee awards, in 2002, 2005, and 2011 Richard Petty Driver of the Year awards.
Likewise, in 2003, 2006, 2012 Best Driver ESPY Award recipient, in 2008 Legends of The Glen inductee awards, in 2008 NASCAR Illustrated Person of the Year Award recipient. Then, in 2013 Myers Brothers Award recipient, in 2016 Sonoma Raceway Wall of Fame inductee, and in 2018 Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame inductee award.
Tony Stewart’s Career
- Tony started his racing career at a young age as a Kart racing driver.
- He became successful very early winning the World Karting Association championship in 1987.
- Then, he moved to the United Midget Racing Association (UMRA)and raced there until 1991.
- Moving forward, he went to United States Auto Club (USAC) and won USAC Rookie of the Year in 1991.
- Likewise, he won USAC National Midget Series Championship in 1994 and 1995 and also became the USAC Silver Crown Series champion in 1995. Along with this, he won six races in the 2000 NASCAR Winston Cup Series.
- Similarly, Tony was also named “Hoosier Auto Racing Fans Driver of the Year” in 2002.
- In that same year, he was introduced to “Hoosier Auto Racing Fans Hall of Fame”.
- Moreover, he also became Richard Petty Driver of the Year three times, first in 2002 and then in 2005 and 2011.
- During a race at Canandaigua Motorsports Park, he tragically ran into and killed 20-year-old Kevin Ward Jr in August 2014.
- Tony is also the co-owner of Stewart-Hass Racing and the NASCAR team owner.
- Besides this, Stewart became the co-host of a two-hour weekly radio show, titled Tony Stewart Live in 2007.
- He also co-hosted the show with Matt Yocum and took listener calls between 2007 and 2008.
- He has also appeared in several TV commercials.