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If there is something out there that can be driven my guest has probably driven it and done it VERY VERY well. He has 3 Nascar Sprint Cup titles to his name, An IRL IndyCar Series Championship, 4 USAC Championships which is landing him this year into the USAC Hall of Fame and many more as a car owner!

Tony Stewart will retire from NASCAR at the end of the 2016 season as a driver. He will however continue on in the sport as one of the co-owners of Stewart-Haas Racing.

As most of you know, Tony just won his first race of the year ending an 84 race drought in dramatic fashion over Denny Hamlin in the last few turns of the Sonoma Road course. Fortunately for me I had the chance to visit with Tony a few weeks ago following his 7th place finish in Michigan at the Firekeepers Casino 400. I traveled to his incredible log home in southern Indiana for an enjoyable summer evening on his screened in porch with his dog Max and some wonderful conversation.

We discuss his upcoming retirement. You will hear the complete story about how he injured his back in a sand buggy back in January that kept him out of the first 8 races of the season. We talk about the idea and design for his amazing log home. Which comes complete with a 1600 cubic ft fresh water aquarium that flows into an indoor trout stream. You might be surprised who did the decorating. (here’s a hint, it was NOT Tony) The home also contains, a bowling alley, movie theater, bar, workout room, poker room, and one of my favorite features a hibachi grill! There is plenty more to explore on his 414 acre Hidden Hollow Ranch and Tony reveals some big plans for his property. Also find out about his new obsession with learning to fly! His wonderful work with the Tony Stewart Foundation and his love of pets. Plus hidden talents, bucket list items, (line up ladies) and the fact that he has never ever done laundry!


  • frank everman says:

    thank you for this, smoke is one my favorite drive and true hoosier not a inbred. rusty wallace and the king are my others and still follow them. so now i do know who i will follow now. hey her is an idea if you had thought about it richard petty an rusty wallace would be a good idea

  • Janice Bazen says:

    Best interview with Tony I have ever heard. Thanks! So glad someone sent this link to me.

  • Ruth Owrn says:

    I loved your interview with Tony Stewart! I’m a huge fan of his and it was so nice to sit here and listen to him be so calm and actually happy now. That’s the best part is to see and hear him being so relaxed and at ease.

  • Sheri Wills says:

    Great Tony Stewart poddcast

  • Kathryn says:

    Love kristieleenews

  • Cheryl Mewbourn says:

    I have enjoyed every single one of your podcasts. The one with Tony Stewart was my absolute favorite. Thanks for doing what you are doing it’s wonderful. So great to hear your voice again also. 🙂 I shared a link of your Tony Stewart podcast on my Facebook page hoping to generate more listeners for you. (I’m sure this one will be especially popular because I live just outside of Columbus.) Thanks again, Cheryl

  • Becki Gilman says:

    I really enjoyed this ! Tony came across as so relaxed and Christi Lee did a great job interviewing Tony. Actually, I felt I was just listening in on their conversation — just the two of them catching up with each other after not seeing each for awhile. Christi you have truly found your niche. Keep up the good work !

  • Mike Parker says:

    what a great interview with Smoke I totally love the podcast thank you Kristi Lee

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