ESPN is reporting that Tony Stewart may be considering the now vacant seat in the No. 5 Hendrick Motorsports Chevy.
With Casey Mears officially announced as being out of the ride next season, Stewart said that he may look in that direction.
There’s no one in the garage area that’s not going to look in that direction. You’ve got to look at it. Absolutely. At this morning’s announcement [on the No. 5 car], I don’t know. [My decision] may be pushed back even more. We’ll wait and see. It’s however long it takes to make the right decision. There’s a lot of variables to look at. We’ve got all the information except what happened today. The good news is we still have time to look at it.
He is also still considering ownership with rumors circulating about him moving over to Haas CNC as a partner. Thursday, the rumor was him moving over and taking Martin Truex Jr. with him, having Bass Pro Shops and UPS as sponsors.
But today, Captain Thunder, via Jayski, is saying that Stewart will move to Haas with Ryan Newman and Office Depot and Burger King as sponsors. Chevy will buy Stewart out of his contract with Joe Gibbs Racing, sources say.