• Tony Stewart is a retired professional stock car racing driver, who won three NASCAR Cup Series championships
• His net worth is estimated to be at $70 million, earned through success in the racing industry and numerous endorsements
• As a young man, he was interested in racing and won his first championship in 1987
• He won the Winston Cup Rookie of the Year Award in 1999 and is now a NASCAR team owner
• He married model Penelope Jimenez in 2017 and has done some acting work

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Short Info

Net Worth$70 million
Date Of BirthMay 20, 1971
Fact1999 NASCAR Winston Cup Series Rookie of the Year.

Who is Tony Stewart?

Anthony Wayne Stewart was born on 20 May 1971, in Columbus, Indiana USA, and is a retired professional stock car racing driver, known under the nickname Smoke. He won three NASCAR Cup Series championships as a driver, and is now a NASCAR team owner.

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The Net Worth of Tony Stewart

How rich is Tony Stewart? As of mid-2018, sources estimate a net worth that is at $70 million, mostly earned through success in the racing industry. Throughout his career he’s won various championships, and numerous endorsements have also earned him considerable amounts of money. As he continues his career, it is expected that his wealth will also continue to increase.

Beginnings – Early Life, Education, and Racing

Tony grew up as a middle child of three siblings, but his parents divorced while he was growing up and his mother remarried while he was in Columbus North High School. At a young age, he was already interested in racing, and began racing go karts as a part of the World Karting Association, winning his first championship in 1987, leading him to try his hand at other forms of racing.

This was with the United Midget Racing Association (UMRA), then in 1991 he joined the United States Auto Club (USAC), becoming the rookie of the year, and subsequently winning three championships in 1994, ’95 and ‘96. He became the first driver to win the USAC’s version of the Triple Crown, winning championships in all three divisions. Aside from racing IndyCars, he also raced stock cars, and made his debut in the NASCAR Busch Series in 1996, however, his start there was not as smooth as initially hoped.

Developing a Racing Career

In 1997, Stewart had struggles at improving his standing in the Indy Racing League (IRL). After some failed races, he finally got his first career win at Pikes Peak in which he led most of a 200 lap race. He managed to win the IRL title that year, and also continued midget racing in which he won two more titles. He earned the nickname “Smoke” during this time, mainly for blowing his engine numerous times throughout his championship-winning year. In 1998, he became more integrated into the Busch Series thanks to some impressive finishes, leading him to be signed by Joe Gibbs.

He continued to win throughout the year, although in the Indy 500 he suffered engine failure, and he eventually became a full time driver in 1999 as he entered the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. He started his Sprint career strongly and impressed numerous people with his rookie performance, breaking numerous records during that year including the 1987 Davey Allison record for most wins by a rookie, so it wasn’t a surprise when he got the Winston Cup Rookie of the Year Award.

Later Career and After Racing

Tony would go on to become a three-time Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion, and continued competing full time in the Sprint Cup series until the 2016 season, driving for his own Stewart-Haas Racing team, although two of his Cup Series championship wins were when he drove for car owner Joe Gibbs. During the latter part of his driving career, he became interested in owning various racing teams, starting with open-wheel short track racing cars, and he even purchased the All Star Circuit of Champions.

He also owns a 50% stake in Haas CNC Racing, later renamed to Stewart-Haas Racing, as well as owning several motorsport venues, including the Eldora Speedway located at Rossburg, Ohio, and the Paducah International Raceway. He also owns the Macon Speedway in Illinois alongside a few other co-owners. Aside from his racing endeavors, he also founded the Tony Stewart Foundation, which helps to raise and donate funds to help chronically ill children, and also supports injured drivers, as well as supporting the protection of various animal species.

Marriage and Acting

For many years, Stewart joked that he would never get married, but that all changed when he met model and former Playboy playmate Penelope Jimenez in 2016. After a year of dating, the two announced through social media that they had become engaged, and they married later in 2017. Jimenez has been known for her modelling work in the early-2000s leading up to her Playboy appearance as Miss March 2003. She’s also done acting work mainly in support including in films such as “The Scorpion King”, and the TV series “The Bold and the Beautiful”. Stewart has also done his own acting work, appearing in projects such as “Last Man Standing”, “Over the Wall”, and “Herbie Fully Loaded”.

General Info

Full NameTony Stewart
Net Worth$70 million
Date Of BirthMay 20, 1971
Height1.75 m
Weight82 kg
ProfessionRace car driver, Radio personality
EducationColumbus North High School


ParentsNelson Stewart, Pam Boas
SiblingsNatalie Stewart


AwardsNASCAR Rookie of the Year, Best Driver ESPY Award
NominationsBest Championship Performance ESPY Award
MoviesNASCAR: The IMAX Experience, NASCAR: Tony Stewart Smoke

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1If I was going to come do Indianapolis again, I don't want to just show up for the month of May. If I'm going to do it I need to start at Homestead and run all the races leading up to the month of May to really feel like that I'm being fair to the team and being fair to myself and have enough time in the car.
2That's the great thing about Joe Gibbs and Home Depot. They've always said if I wanted to come back and run Indy, that they're behind me 100 percent. I firmly believe their heart is where my heart is, and they want me to be happy and be able to come back and run Indy.
3If it works for you, do it. If its how you feel, act it. Just be yourself, and if being yourself means you're being cocky once in a while, have at it.


1Release of the book, "Tony Stewart" by Kristal Leebrick. [2004]
2Release of the book, "Rebel with a Cause: A Season with NASCAR star Tony Stewart" by Monte Dutton. [2001]
3Appeared in a commercial for "Burger King". Also appearing are Erik Estrada and Scott 'Carrot Top' Thompson. [2009]
4Release of his book, "True Speed: My Racing Life" by Tony with Bones Bourcier. [2002]
5In 2006, he donated $1 million to the Victory Junction Gang Camp.
6The first person to win Winston Cup Championship and The Nextel Cup Championship.
72005 Winner of The Nextel Championship.
8The only driver to complete the 1100-mile "Indy/Charlotte" double on Memorial Day Weekend. Stewart accomplished the feat in 2001, finishing sixth in the Indianapolis 500 before flying to North Carolina to race in the Coca-Cola 600, where he finished third. He also attempted the double in 1999 and was in the top ten in both races, but came up short of completing all the miles. Only John Andretti and Robby Gordon have also tried the feat, Andretti in 1994 (he crashed from the 600) and Gordon in 1997, 2000, 2002, 2003 and 2004, none ending with an 1100-mile workday.
9Winner of the 2005 Brickyard 400.
10In 2004, along with co-pilots Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Andy Wallace, drove the #2 CITGO Chevrolet Crawford Daytona Prototype to a fifth-place finish in the Rolex 24-Hour race at Daytona International Speedway.
11Finished second to Dale Earnhardt Jr. in the 2004 Daytona 500.
121999 NASCAR Winston Cup Series Rookie of the Year.
131997 Indy Racing League Champion.
142002 NASCAR Winston Cup Champion.



Last Man Standing2012TV SeriesTony Stewart
Cubed2010TV SeriesTony Stewart
Herbie Fully Loaded2005Tony Stewart
Full Access NASCAR: Behind America's Favorite Sport2001Video


NASCAR on TNT2001-2014TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Analyst
Kurt Busch: 362014TV Movie documentaryHimself
Daytona 500: Bash at the Beach2014TV MovieHimself
The Apprentice2013TV SeriesHimself
The Cleveland Show2013TV SeriesHimself
Live with Kelly and Michael2011TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Glades2011TV SeriesHimself
Formula 1: BBC Sport2011TV SeriesHimself - NASCAR Champion, 2002, 2005
Pepsi Max 4002010TV MovieHimself
The Bob & Tom Show2010TV SeriesHimself
Mike & Mike2010TV SeriesHimself - Telephone Interviewee
Pepsi 5002009TV MovieHimself
Late Show with David Letterman2005-2008TV SeriesHimself - Top Twelve List Presenter / Himself
Pepsi 5002008TV MovieHimself
2008 NASCAR Pennsylvania 5002008TV MovieHimself - Driver: #20 Home Depot Toyota
2008 NASCAR Subway 5002008TV MovieHimself - Driver: #20 Subway Toyota
SportsCenter2008TV SeriesHimself
Nextel Cup UAW-Ford 5002007TV MovieHimself - Driver: #20 Home Depot Chevrolet
Sharp Aquos 5002007TV MovieHimself
NASCAR in Primetime2007TV SeriesHimself
2007 Pennsylvania 5002007TV MovieHimself - Driver: #20 Home Depot Chevrolet
NASCAR Nextel Cup Allstate 4002007TV MovieHimself - Driver: #20 Home Depot Chevrolet
NASCAR 082007Video GameHimself
Sony HD 5002006TV MovieHimself
2006 Aaron's 4992006TV MovieHimself
Unique Whips2006TV SeriesHimself
CMI: The Chris Myers Interview2005TV SeriesHimself
Sony HD 5002005TV MovieHimself
ESPN SportsCentury2004-2005TV Series documentaryHimself
Funai 2502005TV MovieHimself
NASCAR Drivers: 3602005TV Series documentaryHimself
Bass Pro Shops MBNA 5002004TV MovieHimself - Driver: #20 Home Depot Chevrolet
Pop Secret 5002004TV MovieHimself
NASCAR: The IMAX Experience2004Documentary shortHimself
Pyramid2003TV SeriesHimself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2003TV SeriesHimself
NASCAR Thunder 20042003Video GameHimself
NASCAR Thunder Theater 100% 70MM2001Documentary shortDriver
NASCAR on Fox2006-2016TV SeriesHimself
Coked Up!2016DocumentaryHimself
Masters of the Clock: The Legend of Martinsville2015TV Movie documentaryHimself

Archive Footage

Mike & Mike2014TV SeriesHimself - NASCAR Driver
Inside Edition2014TV Series documentaryHimself
Rome Is Burning2007-2008TV SeriesHimself
ESPN Outside the Lines2006TV SeriesHimself - NASCAR Driver
Quite Frankly with Stephen A. Smith2006TV SeriesHimself

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  1. You do realize that they’re not engaged anymore… They broke up sometime between November and December

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