Wednesday, July 9, 2008

More Details Trickle Out For Tony Stewart's New Venture

The worst-kept secret in NASCAR, Tony Stewart's eventual move to Haas CNC Racing, it taking shape more and more as the days go by. ESPN.com has the latest piece of the puzzle, indicating that Smoke has been released from his last year of his contract with Gibbs and has purchased a 50% stake in what will be a renamed Stewart Haas Racing. Among the other details:

- The team will carry different car numbers, with #14 being likely for Stewart
- Ryan Newman is the favorite to join Stewart with the team
- Office Depot will be the primary sponsor of Stewart

Of course, there are multiple other rumors and inside sources, which paint the broader picture:
- Old Spice, Burger King, and Jack Daniels are also likely headed to the team
- This one started by me, Ryan Newman will carry the #39

I know one thing, it sure will be strange not seeing Tony Stewart driving an orange #20.

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