Tony Stewart’s team’s future “coming to a breaking point” as per NASCAR Insider

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A NASCAR insider spoke about the ongoing speculations regarding the future of Tony Stewart's team. There have been recent reports claiming that Stewart-Haas Racing, which was once called Haas CNC Racing, is shutting down its doors as a NASCAR Cup Series race team after the 2024 season.

Gene Haas, the lone stockholder of Haas Automation, founded the team in 2002. In 2009, Tony Stewart got 50% ownership in the team, which was then renamed Stewart-Haas Racing. The team won their first Cup Series championship in 2011 thanks to Tony Stewart himself. Three years later, Kevin Harvick won SHR's second Cup Series championship.

In a recent conversation on the Dirty Mo Media, veteran NASCAR journalists Jeff Gluck and Jordan Bianchi had a discussion about what lies ahead for the team. Gluck asked Bianchi.

"There's been a lot of speculation about the future of Stewart-Haas Racing. It seems like it's coming to a breaking point and it seems like things are imminent. What can you tell us about what you know in terms of where things stand right now with SHR?"

Bianchi replied by saying that Stewart-Haas Racing would confirm their future on May 28. He also said that the team could "cease to exist" as a NASCAR Cup Series team following the 2024 season.

"It is expected that on Tuesday Stewart-Haas Racing is going to make their future known," replied Bianchi. "They're going to inform their employees of their decision on what they're going to do in the NASCAR Cup Series. From the conversations that I have had with people, I would say it's very likely that Stewart-Haas Racing is going to divest itself of charters. Could be all four charters potentially."
"I wouldn't expect to see that news on where the SHR charters are going to go on Tuesday but I think we're going to learn SHR's fate and that Stewart-Haas Racing is going to, for all intents purposes, cease to exist as a NASCAR Cup Series team after the 2024 season," Bianchi added.

Stewart-Haas Racing currently owns four charters in the arena of NASCAR. These chartered entries are driven by Josh Berry, Chase Briscoe, Noah Gragson, and Ryan Preece. However, Trackhouse Racing, 23XI Racing and Front Row Motorsports are among the teams that could buy these charters off of Stewart-Haas Racing.

"We are having so much fun" - Tony Stewart's crew chief on things at SHR

Stewart-Haas racing driver Josh Berry recorded his second consecutive top-10 finish at the Coca-Cola 600 at the Charlotte Motor Speedway on Sunday.

Berry took a picture with his teammates from Tony Stewart's Stewart-Haas Racing.

"First 600✅ top10 ✅ stage points✅4 team is having a blast!"

Childers shared the image and said that it described how things were at Stewart-Haas Racing.

"This picture describes everything we have going on right now on the 4 team.. We are having SO much fun. We are getting better every week.. @joshberry is driving his butt off and deserves to race on Sundays for a long time."

Even spotter Eddie D'Hondt rallied behind the team and congratulated them on their performance. He wrote:

"So Proud of our team. Under the unknown circumstances, it would be easy to cave & develop bad attitudes. Not us, we’re fighting 💪for our livelihoods and we’re having fun."

Chase Briscoe is currently the highest-ranked driver from Tony Stewart's team in the standings at 16th position. Josh Berry is 19th while Noah Gragson is 21st. Ryan Preece is currently 28th.

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