Tony Stewart Opens up on His Relationship with NHRA Top Fuel Racer Leah Pruett

Published 01/11/2021, 5:00 AM EST
HOMESTEAD, FL – NOVEMBER 18: Tony Stewart, driver of the #14 Always a Racer/Mobil 1 Chevrolet, stands on the grid during qualifying for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on in Homestead, Florida. (Photo by Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images)


Recently, it transpired that Tony Stewart and drag racer Leah Pruett are dating each other. Admittedly, Stewart was engaged once upon a time, but things never progressed beyond that.

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Meanwhile, Pruett married Gary Pritchett, before filing for divorce in 2019, retaining her maiden name.

Speaking about his relationship, Stewart said that during the quarantine months, he spent time with her in Arizona. Apparently, it was a relatively quiet and peaceful affair, as not many people knew of his whereabouts.

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He said, “It’s nice to be with somebody who is also involved in racing and understands it. Understands the demands and the pressures and stresses, and it goes the other way too.”

Tony Stewart insisted that it was important to know each other’s industry

According to him, it is important to learn about his girlfriend’s industry and vice-versa. However, one of the biggest priorities was trying to get through the calendar year. He is proud of the fact that everyone has adjusted to whatever obstacle was in their way.

DAYTONA BEACH, FL – FEBRUARY 17: Team owner Tony Stewart stands on the grid during the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series 61st Annual Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

The two got together sometime in April 2020, and since then, have been going steady and enjoying each other’s company. In fact, the two of them even hung out with Ken Block for a spot of dirt racing.

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Now, Tony Stewart is preparing himself for the inaugural season of the Superstar Racing Experience. This series was his brainchild, and he is competing alongside a number of well-known stars. The series has already announced a six-race schedule that starts in June.

The race venues are Stafford, Nashville, Knoxville, Eldora, Lucas Oil, and the Slinger Speedway. All six races are expected to air on the CBS network, and the paddock starts its journey in the North East.

After that, the series heads to the Midwest for the conclusion of the inaugural season. Hopefully, the maiden season goes off successfully, without a hitch.

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