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Published on May 19th, 2008 | by Michael J Smith


Stewart To JR Motorsports In Cup?

Jayski features a posting about the possiblity of Tony Stewart partnering with Dale Earnhardt Jr., with Stewart becomming a possible driver for JR Motorsports if/when the team moves to Sprint Cup.

Now, as much as I love Jayski, I fail to see this connection. A couple of days ago, when Jr. first addressed these questions, he mentioned Stewart.

Between then and now, nothing has changed. The quotes are still the same. The information is still the same. The ony difference is that ESPN said Stewart could reportedly be a partner.

I think this is highly unlikely. Stewart is believed to be looking for ownership, which I don’t think JR Motorsports can offer. I doubt Jr. would offer part ownership to someone else, considering he’s already got a partner in Rick Hendrick.

I wouldn’t be surprised to see Stewart start his own team, or become part owner of Haas CNC. But, I doubt Jr. and Stewart will be owning a team together, no matter how badly the fans want it.


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Michael J. Smith is a NASCAR enthusiast and blogger. In addition to founding this website, Michael is a journalist with over a decade of experience writing for prestigious media organizations.

2 Responses to Stewart To JR Motorsports In Cup?

  1. doyounascar says:

    Yeah, I can see JR Motorsports headed to Cup, but I really don’t see Stewart joining them. I think that both individuals are going to want too much control over their organizations (assuming Stewart ever gains ownership interests in a team) to co-exist under the same banner.

  2. leadlap says:

    I completely agree. If Stewart didn’t want ownership, then I think he’d consider it. But, why leave JGR, if he didn’t want ownership.

    Plus, I’m pretty sure that Home Depot will do whatever they can to stay with Stewart, so he can go anywhere and not have to worry about sponsorship. Then again, last year I thought that about Budweiser and Dale Earnhardt Jr.

    What worries me is Haas CNC. They’re so inconsistent. But, maybe the cash Stewart brings to the team will help them become more competitive.

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