Tony Stewart will park his No. 14 sprint car or truck in 2022. (Julia Johnson picture)
INDIANAPOLIS – Tony Stewart Racing’s dash automobile plan is downsizing up coming time.
Workforce operator Tony Stewart verified to Velocity Sport Thursday at the PRI Trade Demonstrate that the crew will not area the No. 14 entry that Stewart has generally campaigned at various situations all over the place the previous couple several years.
As an alternative, the team will focus solely on the No. 15 dash auto piloted by 10-time Planet of Outlaws NOS Energy Consume Sprint Automobile Series winner Donny Schatz.
“Unfortunately it is a 12 months where I will need to park my vehicle and target on other matters,” Stewart reported. “The fantastic detail is it’s not heading everywhere, I’m not providing just about anything and it’ll be there when I’m prepared to arrive back again.”
Stewart, who attained an All Star Circuit of Champions victory previous April at Virginia Motor Speedway, stepped out of the No. 14 dash car or truck midway through the year in order to aim on other business endeavors.
He handed the reigns of the No. 14 entry to Kerry Madsen, who piloted the car or truck to victories with the All Star Circuit of Champions and Environment of Outlaws NOS Vitality Drink Dash Motor vehicle Sequence.
Stewart’s company endeavors have ongoing to grow considering that he stepped out of the No. 14 dash motor vehicle. In addition to his roles as proprietor or co-proprietor of Stewart-Haas Racing, the Celebrity Racing Working experience, the All Star Circuit of Champions and Ohio’s Eldora Speedway, he’s including an NHRA application to his resume upcoming time.
“I’ve got a large amount of tasks likely on,” Stewart reported. “Between the four Cup groups, an Xfinity team, Donny’s car or truck with the Environment of Outlaws, the All Star Circuit of Champions dash car collection, the All Star Circuit of Champions TQ (midget) sequence, our race keep track of at Eldora and two NHRA teams that we just additional to our portfolio, I’ve bought a good deal of projects going on.”
All of that is retaining Stewart exceptionally chaotic, so considerably so that the manufactured the selection to step away from sprint motor vehicle racing, at least for the time staying.
“I’m not retiring, but we want to make certain we give the proper amount of money of time to the new assignments, in addition the existing types,” Stewart mentioned. “We want to get the Cup program again on par. I’m not the explanation it is not on par, but I want to make sure I’m a tiny far more lively with the team down there so they know that I’m supporting them and making an attempt to enable.
“I want to make guaranteed we want to end this Ford motor challenge and get it dialed in precisely the way Donny wishes it and make absolutely sure that I’m heading my now spouse (Leah Pruett) and Matt Hagan get automobiles to push on the NHRA aspect.”