Tony Stewart is a former professional stock car racer from America who has won the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series three times in his career and is also a NASCAR team owner. Stewart is the only driver to win championships in NACAR and IndyCar. He has made several achievements and has set many records. Let’s find out how much is Tony Stewart’s net worth in 2018.
Tony Stewart Early Life
Anthony Wayne Stewart was born on May 20, 1971, in Columbus, Indiana to his parents Pamela Marshall and Nelson Stewart. He has been nicknamed as “Smoke”.
He was interested in driving at a young age and was very successful in the beginning of his career. In 1989, Stewart completed his graduation from Columbus North High School.
Tony Stewart was in a relationship with Kristina Dwyer from 1997 to 1999. He has also dated Jamie Schaffer from 2002 to 2004. In 2006, he was in a relationship with Tara Roquemore. He is currently rumoured to be dating Jessica Zemken.
In 2003, he founded the ‘Tony Stewart Foundation’. His foundation helps to donate funds to children who are chronically ill. It also supports other organisations and also in the protection of animal species.
Tony Stewart Career
In 1987, Tony Stewart won the World Karting Association Championship despite being still in high school. This was followed by racing in three quarter until 1991. In 1995, he became the first driver to win the Triple Crown of the USAC.
He made his Busch Series debut of NASCAR in 1996. By 1999, he became a full-time IRL driver. In 1999, he qualified for the Daytona 500 and went on to finish on the 28th place. In the same year, he finished 9th at the Indianapolis 500. He finished 6th at the 2000 NASCAR Winston Cup Series.
At the Daytona Prototype in 2004, Stewart finished 3rd. This was followed by finishing second at the 2004 Gatorade 125. He then won Chicagoland. The year 2005, marked as his one of the most successful years. He won the Pepsi 400 and also the Cup Championship. In 2007, he won the Chili Bowl Nationals.
In April 2010, Tony Stewart won the Sprint Cup pole position. In 2011, he became the winner of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship. He is also the winner of the 2012 Auto Club 400. He returned to sprint cars in 2014. He retired following the 2016 season.
Awards & Achievements
In 2001, Tony Stewart was inducted into the National Midget Auto Racing Hall of Fame. He was the winner of the Winston Cup Series Rookie of the Year in 1999. He was also the Indianapolis Rookie of the Year in 1996. In 2016, he was inducted into the USAC Hall of Fame. He is a three0time winner of the Best Driver ESPY Award. In 2008, he was inducted into the Legends of The Glen.
Net Worth of Tony Stewart
Tony Stewart has an estimated net worth of more than $70 million. He made this fortune as a professional stock car racer. He is the owner of many cars (short track racing). In 2015, he bought the All Star Circuit of Champions. He also had 50% stake in the Haas CNC Racing in 2008. In 2004, Stewart bought the Eldora Speedway from Earl Baltes. He is also the co-owner of Macon’s Macon Speedway. He owns several other entities including the Chevrolet Impala.
Tony Stewart is considered one of the most professional stock car racers in the world. He found considerable success also by venturing into other business and owns many cars. As a philanthropist, he is involved in many causes. In 1995, he became the winner of the USAC Triple Crown Champion. Stewart is also the winner of the 2002 Winston Cup Series Champion, Nextel Cup Series Champion of 2005, and Sprint Cup Series Champion of 2011.