Tony Stewart is a race car driver who has been competing for over 20 years. He’s been racing in 930 races, with 48 wins. In 1999-2000 he was voted the most popular NASCAR driver 10 times, and his sponsors include Chevrolet, Mobil 1/Bass Pro Shops, Coca-Cola, Castrol Motor Oil and Office Depot.
Tony Stewart Family and Siblings
Tony Stewart is the son of Mike and Pam Stewart. His siblings are Brooke, Clay and Angie. Tony married his wife Penni in 2001, and they have two children together: a daughter named Presley and a son named Owen. His brother-in-law is Jason Leffler, who was killed in 2013 while racing.
Tony Stewart Car Racing Career
Tony Stewart started racing when he was five years old, and was able to start winning races by the time he turned six. He competed in his first championship race when he was eight years old. Tony Stewart’s racing career took off in 1995 when he started competing in the USAC Silver Crown series, and by 1996 he was a member of Sprint Car Racing Association (SCRA) and Midget Racing Association (MRA). He raced with MRA until 1998, when he finished second.
Tony Stewart won his first NASCAR race in 2001 at Phoenix, Arizona. A year later he was named Rookie of the Year, and he’s been on the NASCAR circuit ever since. Stewart has won races in four different series: K&N, Busch (now Xfinity), Craftsman Truck (now Camping World) and Sprint Cup.
Tony Stewart Sponsors
Stewart is the only driver to have won championships in both USAC and NASCAR, and he’s been voted the most popular driver 10 times since 1999-2000. His current sponsors include Chevrolet, Mobil 1/Bass Pro Shops, Coca-Cola, Castrol Motor Oil and Office Depot.
What is Tony Stewart’s Net Worth
All of these factors contribute to Tony Stewart’s net worth, which is $500 million according to CelebrityNetWorth.com. He lives in Indiana with his wife Natalie, 2 children, and dog Mojo.
Tony Stewart’s Life After Retirement
At the age of 40, Tony Stewart announced his retirement in 2016. He will be inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame in 2019. After retiring, Stewart began spending more time advocating for animal welfare, even opening “Tony Stewart’s Rescue Ranch” for abused animals in Kansas in 2017. The ranch is home to about 60 different species of animals and has a focus on rescuing chimps who are used for entertainment industry purposes.
Tony Stewart’s Business
Tony Stewart is a businessman as well as a race car driver. One of his main businesses is Tony Stewart Racing, or TSR. He’s the owner of the racing team, and they have won over 100 races in different series.
TSR has also been involved in creating safety innovations for drivers. They’ve created cutting-edge vehicle safety products that are used by other racing teams, such as crushable foam blocks to reduce impact absorption during crashes, and one-piece composite body panels to prevent cars from flipping over on the track. They’ve also developed a harness system called the W-Bar, which adjusts according to driver size and lessens the chance of injury.
Tony Stewart’s Charity
Stewart is an avid supporter of animal welfare, so it comes as no surprise that he has donated over $1 million to help animals in need at his 21 acre ranch. He rescued over 60 animals from being abused or neglected at the hands of humans, including chimps who were used for entertainment purposes. Tony Stewart also supports animal rights groups such as the American Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) and Center for Endangered Cats.
Tony Stewart’s Autobiography
In 2012 Stewart released his autobiography titled: “Tony Stewart: My Story.” The book covers his life and career, as well as what he’s learned along the way. It includes stories about Adam Sandler, Kevin Costner, Steven Spielberg and many other celebrities who have become close friends with Stewart over the years.
Tony Stewart is a great example of not giving up on your dreams, even when life throws you curveballs. He started racing in the USAC Silver Crown Series at age 16 and then won his first championship two years later. After winning championships in four different series, he moved to NASCAR where he has become one of the most successful drivers ever with 48 wins over 930 races.
His net worth reaches $500 million, but that’s just money – what makes Tony Stewart so inspiring are all the other things besides success that make him who he is: philanthropist, animal lover, business owner and family man who found happiness after retiring from racing at 40-years old. If there were more people like Tony Stewart out there world be a better place!