Stewart, 44, will announce on Wednesday that he is climbing out of the No. 14 Stewart Haas Racing Chevrolet for good at the end of the 2016 season.
Stewart’s public relations representatives on Sunday declined an opportunity to comment.
They think that because they don’t really know Stewart, and don’t understand that his decision has very little to do with the personal problems that have plagued his last three years.
According to ESPN, Bowyer, whose current team MWR is closing shop at the end of the year, will race with HScott Motorsports next season before switching over to take Stewart’s place. His aggressive driving style has led to altercations with several drivers over the years, including high profile encounters with Jeff Gordon in 2000 and 2001, Kevin Harvick in 2007, and Kurt Busch in 2013.
Hurd wrote that the Syracuse airport is 56 miles from Utica and that the additional travel for a few witnesses didn’t warrant a transfer from the location initially chosen by the Ward family when it first filed suit in August in its home county (Lewis County) in state court. He also missed the final third of the 2013 season with a broken leg suffered in a sprint auto crash.
Stewart told AP in June that his confidence was shot and he was struggling to find any enjoyment in being in the race vehicle.
Stewart, a three-time Cup champ, is 25th in the standings this year.
A federal judge has ruled that a lawsuit against NASCAR driver Tony Stewart over the death of a driver he ran over during a race will remain in central New York.
Said to be a “lock” for NASCAR’s Hall of Fame, Stewart won three Cup Championships, in 2002, 2005 and 2011, in addition to an IndyCar title in 1997.
Stewart, a native of Columbus, Ind., has 48 career Sprint Cup victories – but none since Dover in 2013.
One of Stewart’s most unusual accomplishments was twice finishing in the top 10 on the same day in both the Indy 500 and the Coca Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
But the last two seasons have been filled with heartache and hardship on and off the track for Stewart.