Q&A with NASCAR’s Tony Stewart

Tony Stewart (Getty Images)
Tony Stewart (Getty Images)
Tony Stewart (Getty Images)

Tony Stewart wears many hats. As a three time NASCAR Sprint Cup champion he has obligations to keep. As part owner of Stewart-Haas Racing he also has to wear the “boss” hat as he helps run the operation for four NASCAR Sprint Cup teams including his. However, Stewart is also a track owner having purchased Eldora Speedway in Rossburg  Oh. in 2004.

After lobbying NASCAR for several years, albeit in somewhat humorous manner , last year Stewart got what every track operator dreams of; a coveted date with one of NASCAR’s top touring series, the Camping World Truck Series.   After a successful run last year the series returns this week. Stewart took time to meet with the media Monday ahead of this week’s Eldora race. He not only talked about the race but his recovery from a horrific injury last August in a sprint car crash, and his return to sprint car racing this past weekend. MORE>>

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Greg is a published award winning sportswriter who spent 23 years combined active and active reserve military service, much of that in and around the Special Operations community. Greg is the author of "The Nuts and Bolts of NASCAR: The Definitive Viewers' Guide to Big-Time Stock Car Auto Racing" and has been published in major publications across the country including the Los Angeles Times, the Cleveland Plain Dealer and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. He was also a contributor to Chicken Soup for the NASCAR Soul, published in 2010, and the Christmas edition in 2016. He wrote as the NASCAR, Formula 1, Auto Reviews and National Veterans Affairs Examiner for Examiner.com and has appeared on Fox News. He holds a BS degree in communications, a Masters degree in psychology and is currently a PhD candidate majoring in psychology. He is currently the weekend Motorsports Editor for Autoweek.