Published on July 7th, 2008 | by Michael J Smith4
Stewart, Newman To Haas CNC
Jayski is reporting via Siruis Satellite Radio‘s Sirius Speedway that Tony Stewart is expected to announce at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in three weeks that he’s moving to Haas CNC next season. He still has one more season left on his contract with Joe Gibbs Racing, and would need to be released.
Joey Logano is expected to be the frontrunner for the No. 20.
Ryan Newman will move from Penske Racing’s No. 12 to drive the second Haas CNC car.
Office Depot and Old Spice are expected to sponsor Stewart’s car, with Jack Daniels moving from Clint Bowyer’s Richard Childress Racing No. 07 to Newman’s car.
Bowyer’s RCR machine will be sponsored by UPS, which currently sponsors Michael Waltrip Racing’s No. 44, currently driven by David Reutimann.
As Newman will vacate No. 12, Casey Mears and David Stremme are considering the two finalists for that seat. Mears, however, has been rumored to be going to RCR’s fourth car, sponsored by General Mills.