Tony Stewart, professionally known as Smoke, is an American former professional stock car racing driver and NASCAR team owner. He won both IndyCar and NASCAR championship which made him the only driver in history to win both titles.
Tony Stewart got engaged to Penelope Jimenez, a former Playboy Playmate. He brought out the diamond ring and proposed her on Thanksgiving Day and obviously, she said Yes!. The couple hasn't married yet but planning for it in near future. Previously, he dated Krista Dwyer, Jamie Schaffer, and Tara Roquemore.
Tony Stewart Early life and Education
Stewart was born on 20th May 1971 in Columbus, Indiana. He was born to father, Nelson Stewart, and mother, Pamela Marshall, and grew up along with her siblings. While he was attending high school his parents got divorced and his mother married with other.
Tony graduated from Columbus North High School in 1989. He was interested in racing at his younger age and wanted to pursue a career in racing so that he went to attend racing school rather than University.
Tony Stewart Racing Career
Tony raised up doing Kart racing and won World Karting Association Championship in 1987. He was the USAC Rookie of the year in 1991, USAC National Midget Series Champion in 1994 and 1995, USAC Silver Crown Series Champion in 1995, while he used to race for the United Midget Racing Association and the United States Auto Club.
Moreover, he has also won NASCAR Sprint Cup Series thrice, won titles like Indy, Midget, Sprint and USAC Silver Crown.
Besides his professional career, Stewart has also different business ventures. He is the owner of various open-wheel short track racing cars, purchased the All Star Circuit of Champions club, Eldora Speedway, etc. He is also a co-owner of Paducah International Raceway and Macon Speedway.
Additionally, Tony has also established the Tony Stewart Foundation in 2003. The principal purpose of the Foundation is to raise and donate funds for chronically ill children and injured driver in motorsports.
Beside his won championship and titles, Tony was awarded as Hoosier Auto Racing Fans Driver of the Year, Richard Petty Driver of the Year, Sonoma Raceway Wall of Fame inductee, Legends of The Glen inductee, and much more.
Tony Steward announced his retirement from racing on 30th September 2016 and would replace him by Clint Bowyer in the No. 14. These days former professional stock car racing driver, Smoke is busy running his own ventures.
Tony Stewart Married, Wife, Dating, Children, Engaged
Stewart earned wide recognition for his outstanding racing career. His personality won the heart of millions of girls and are dying to marry him. He dated Krista Dwyer from 1997-1999, Jamie Schaffer from 2002-2004, Tara Roquemore from 2006-2008.
Recently, NASCAR legend Tony Stewart, Smoke, finally got engaged to Penelope Jimenez, a former Playboy Playmate. He brought out the diamond ring and proposed her on Thanksgiving Day and obviously, she said Yes!. The couple hasn't married yet but planning for it in near future.
Tony Stewart Net worth, Salary, Income, Earning
Tony earns the huge sum of money in his career. He has participated in around 550 races and listed as 83rd among the highest paid athletes. He earns a big sum of money from various endorsement such as Toyota, Oakley, Coca-cola, Burger King Steak House XT, etc rather than his annual salary of $19 million.
Stewart has luxuries house in Indiana. He is avid car collector and has 1957 Chevy Belair, 1967 Pontiac GTO, 1955 Chevy Nomad, 1984 Cadillac, and his favorite 1979 Pontiac Trans Am Firebird.
Additionally, Tony Stewart earns $6 million from different endorsements. Allocating information from several sources as of 2018 it is found out that his current estimated net worth is around $70 million.