Tony Stewart’s parents look back on racing star’s career

SPEEDWAY, Ind. (WISH) — As Tony Stewart competes in his last race, the driver’s parents are looking back at a fantastic career.

Pam and Nelson Stewart have watched their son — nicknamed “Smoke” — grow into the NASCAR star we know today. His legacy began 56 miles from Indianapolis Motor Speedway, in Columbus.

Favorite moments for Pam include wins at the Brickyard and his charitable work. For Nelson, Tony’s triumphs and tribulations make the win at Sonoma stand out.

Watch their conversation with 24-Hour News 8’s Laura Steele in the video above.