Tony Stewart is an acclaimed racer that got his start when he was just a child. As a talented racer, he’s driven in just about every discipline NASCAR has to offer and has seen success in most of them.
With an impressive career, he was inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame in 2019.
Other than racing, he owns a NASCAR racing team, several race tracks, and a few racing leagues. Stewart’s successes on and off the track have made him a household name in racing.
Here, we take a look at his achievements, assets, and break down his wealth.
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Tony Stewart Net Worth and Overview
|Net Worth:||$90 Million|
|Date of Birth:||May 20th ,1971|
|Source of Wealth:||Professional NASCAR Racer, Racetrack owner, NASCAR Team Owner. Racing|
|Country of Origin:||United States of America|
|Last Updated:||February 2021|
Anthony Wayne Stewart was born on May 20th 1971 in Columbus, Indiana, his parents are Pam Boas and Nelson Stewart. Stewart also has a sister named Natalie.
Stewart’s fascination with racing began at a young age as his father is a sprint car racer.
He began racing in go-karts and won a local championship in 1980, then in 1987 won a World Karting Association championship.
After graduating from Columbus North Highschool in 1989 he began racing in bigger racing leagues like the United Midget Racing Association before moving onto the United States Auto Club.
Tony Stewart’s professional racing career took off after he entered the USAC, winning the rookie of the year award in ‘91 and then going on to win the USAC National Midget and Sprint Series championship in ‘94 and ‘95 then the USAC Silver Crown Series championship in ’95.
This made him the first driver to win the USAC’s version of the Triple Crown.
Before he entered NASCAR, where he spent almost 18 years, he raced in the IndyCar Racing league, an open-wheel racing discipline.
He won the IRL title in ’97 and then drove part-time in the NASCAR Busch Series for Joe Gibbs Racing and later became a full-time NASCAR driver and retired from IndyCar in ‘98.
Stewart won a record three races as a rookie in the ‘99 season and won the Winston Cup Rookie of the year award.
The 2000 season had Stewart with a series high of six victories but ended with him in 6th place in the standings following several DNFs.
The inaugural race of the 2001 season, the Daytona 500 was marred by an 18-car pileup- which Stewart was a part of and the death of Dale Earnhardt.
After recovery, Stewart managed to win three races and finished 2nd in the final standings.
The 2002 season started badly for Stewart whose engine blew two laps into the Daytona 500, but it ended with his first Winston Cup Championship win.
The 2003 season was one of Stewart’s cleanest, though he had only two victories he remained competitive throughout the season.
Stewart began the 2004 season on a high after finishing 2nd in the Gatorade 125 and led most of the Daytona 500 before getting passed by Dale Jr. with 20 laps to go.
In 2009, he became a racer-owner after buying half of the Haas CNC team. The 2009 season was one of his best since his rookie year and finished the season sixth in the standings.
The 2010 season started with Stewart qualifying for pole position at Texas Motor Speedway and had two wins that season.
The 2011 season saw him win the NASCAR Sprint Series making him the first driver/owner to do so since 1992.
The 2012 season saw him with a total of 3 victories and in ninth place in the final standings. 2013 had Stewart with only 1 victory but he injured his leg in the Sprint Car race, he was ruled out of racing for recovery.
After being cleared to race in 2014, Stewart started the Sprint Unlimited and got caught in a 9-car crash. However, he was unaffected by it and had a successful restart. The season had him with 3 top 5 finishes and 5 top 10 finishes.
The 2015 season was a disappointing season for Stewart. This was his second year without a victory and he couldn’t finish past 6th place. 2016 was Stewart’s final season in NASCAR.
After getting a back injury driving a dune buggy he missed the Daytona 500 but managed to partly run the Geico 500 in Talladega.
However he would have his only win of the season in Sonoma. He ended the season announcing his retirement from NASCAR.
Highlights and Achievements
- He was entered into the NASCAR Hall of Fame in 2020.
- Was inducted into the Indianapolis hall of fame in 2018.
- He was made a Legend of The Glen in 2008.
- He was put on the Sonoma Wall of Fame in 2016
Age, Height, and Weight
Tony Stewart is about 49 years old and about 5’9(1.7m) tall and weighs about 82kg.
When he isn’t racing, Tony Stewart is managing his NASCAR team, Stewart-Haas, and the various race tracks he owns.
Like most racing drivers, he has a fascination with cars too and owns many racecars, including his 1997 Racing League-winning IndyCar and his 2001 NASCAR that he crashed in.
In 2003 Tony Stewart founded the Tony Stewart Foundation, which helps to raise funds to support various charitable foundations.
Stewart has also had a string of relationships over the years, the most recent being NRHA Top Fuel Dragster driver – Leah Pruett.
In 2014, during a sprint car race, Tony Stewart bumped into fellow racer Kevin Ward Jr. and caused him to crash into a wall; a full caution was called almost instantly.
Rather than wait for race officials, Kevin exited his car and walked onto the track. Tony who was approaching at this time didn’t have enough time to react to Kevin, and as he swerved out of the way, his rear right tire struck the young racer.
He was flung across the track and died upon impact with the ground. Eventually, Kevin’s family sued Tony for wrongful death. However, it was settled out of court.
Tony Stewart Net Worth in 2021
Tony Stewart is a multiple-time racing champion in various disciplines. Stewart is currently worth $90 million, and it’s easy to see why.
He’s a NASCAR championship racer, hall of fame, a three-time Winston Cup winner, and IndyCar championship winner.
He owns several race tracks and a racing team. He’s concentrating on his business ventures but is planning a NASCAR return.