Tony Stewart

  • Birth Name: Anthony Wayne Stewart
  • Birth Place: Columbus, Indiana, United States
  • Profession: Race car driver-owner
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Fast Facts

  • Childhood racing hero was the legendary A.J. Foyt, four-time winner of the Indy 500.
  • Won his first racing title at a local go-kart championship when he was 8, and went on to win national championships in 1983 and 1987. 
  • Purchased his boyhood home in 1997 and moved back into the house in 2004.
  • Won the IRL IndyCar series championship in 1997 before moving over to NASCAR in 1999 for Joe Gibbs Racing; was subsequently named NASCAR's rookie of the year.
  • On Memorial Day 1999, became the first driver to complete both the Indy 500 and NASCAR's Coca-Cola 600 race.
  • Formed Tony Stewart Racing in 2000 to groom future drivers in USAC and World of Outlaws racing series.
  • Appeared in 3 Doors Down's 2003 music video for "The Road I'm On."
  • Bought the legendary Eldora Speedway, a half-mile dirt track in Ohio where he often raced, in 2004.
  • Left Joe Gibbs Racing in 2008 to become an owner-driver with Stewart-Haas Racing.
  • Is the first driver to win championships in stock cars, Indy cars and open-wheel Midget, Sprint and Silver Crown cars.

Relationships

  • Nelson Stewart — Father
  • Natalie Stewart — Sister
  • Pam Boas — Mother

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