Tony Stewart Racing will field two fulltime entries in 2022 – one in High Gasoline for 9-time match winner Leah Pruett and one in Humorous Automobile for 39-time match winner Matt Hagan.
Stewart, 50, has been a typical at NHRA events since remaining Three hundred and sixty five days when he and Pruett began dating. The couple are now engaged and situation to be married in November after the NHRA season finale in Pomona, Calif.
“After I retired from fulltime riding I talked about it wasn’t the terminate, nonetheless the muse of a new chapter. Here’s proof of that,” talked about Stewart, who additionally co-owns Stewart-Haas Racing within the NASCAR Cup Series with Gene Haas.
“I like all forms of racing and I’ve constantly been intrigued about dash racing and NHRA, particularly. Again in 2009 when Tony Schumacher and I have been both representing the U.S. Military, I received to lallygag around with him and Don Schumacher on the U.S. Nationals. Tony ended up winning and after taking all of it in, I changed into as soon as zigzag.
“However it certainly wasn’t until I met Leah and started going to races on a typical basis, the set up I seen the strategy and the preparation firsthand, that I truly understood it.”
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Tony Stewart Racing changed into as soon as fashioned in November 2000 and has won 27 owner championships – 14 in USAC, 9 within the World of Outlaws Stir Automobile Series, and four within the All Smartly-known person Circuit of Champions TQ Midgets.
TSR will proceed its flee car program, which is headlined by 10-time WoO champion Donny Schatz. TSR’s NHRA and flee car entries will feature out of its present 25,000-square-foot facility in Brownsburg, Ind.
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“I’m new to the NHRA, nonetheless I’m no longer new to motorsports,” Stewart talked about. “We now have gotten correct infrastructure in space and we’re feeble to building things from the ground up. It makes success that grand extra rewarding.”
Pruett, 33, is currently in her 25th consecutive season competing in NHRA, which began within the sequence’ Jr. Whisk Racing League as an 8-Three hundred and sixty five days-mature. She won the 2010 NHRA Sizzling Rod Heritage Racing Series championship within the Nostalgia Humorous Automobile class and has spent the remaining eight years advancing her manner by High Gasoline.
However, the Redlands, Calif.-native is no longer confined to NHRA’s top charge. She has pulled double accountability a more than a few of years by additionally competing fulltime within the NHRA Manufacturing facility Stock Showdown, winning the title in 2018 for Don Schumacher Racing (DSR).
“I’m an NHRA lifer and nitro racing is my ardour,” Pruett talked about. “Don Schumacher gave me an fabulous likelihood after we teamed up aid in 2016. I’ve realized plenty from him and he’s made me a higher driver. He helped me purchase a huge step in my profession and this likelihood with TSR affords every other gigantic step.”
Hagan, 38, is the three-time and reigning Humorous Automobile champion (2011, 2014 and 2020). He joined DSR in 2009 and currently leads the sequence point standings with three races remaining.
“Don Schumacher has been a vast chapter in my racing profession. We’ve won heaps of of trophies and 2 championships collectively over time, and that’s in consequence of the wonderful group of workers he’s placed around me and the opportunities that he’s given us to be a success,” Hagan talked about.
“This next chapter with Tony Stewart is one I’m angry for. I’m ready to head racing. That’s what I’m right here to type. I’m leaping into this new program with two feet and I’m assured within the bundle we’re bringing into the 2022 season with TSR. Let’s fabricate some historical previous.”
TSR will fabricate its NHRA debut on the 2022 season opener Feb. 17-20 at Auto Membership Raceway at Pomona.