Not only were his fans taken by surprise, but fellow drivers and industry professionals like Dale Earnhardt Jr. were also caught off guard! Taking to social media, this longtime friend of Stewart’s and NASCAR’s 14-time most-popular driver ribbed him about the engagement with a few hysterical tweets.
Stewart, who has been dating former Playboy Playmate Pennelope Jimenez since his retirement from the sport after the 2016 season, shared a photo of her hand adorned with a massive engagement ring paired with the caption, “She said YES!”
She said YES! pic.twitter.com/aEpUwd89hu
— Tony Stewart (@TonyStewart) November 23, 2017
Jimenez was named Miss March 2003 for her work with Playboy and has since appeared in a variety of television commercials and other film projects.
Taking note of Stewart’s newfound passion for fitness and biking, Dale Jr. took the announcement as an opportunity to poke fun at his friend, who suggested in September that he may remain a bachelor forever!
— Dale Earnhardt Jr. (@DaleJr) November 3, 2017
Tony Stewart has taken up cycling and gotten engaged. pic.twitter.com/BdIWRRMaNp
— Dale Earnhardt Jr. (@DaleJr) November 24, 2017
Check out Tony Stewart’s interview with Dan Patrick where he talks about his close friend, Dale Jr., in the video below and let us know what you think of Dale Jr.’s roasting Tony in the comments!