Posted September 02, 2012 on
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Tony Stewart will be looking for another co-primary sponsor after it was announced Office Depot won't be returning in 2013.
The news came from team spokesman Mike Arning on Sunday, shortly before the defending Sprint Cup champion started from the pole in the NASCAR race at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
Mobil 1 is set to return as a primary backer for about half the races next year, but Stewart will have to find someone to pick up the rest of the tab for his No. 14 car. The three-time Cup champion also is searching for sponsorship on Stewart-Haas Racing's second car, the No. 39 machine driven by Ryan Newman. The U.S. Army is dropping out.
Office Depot praised Stewart but says it's leaving NASCAR because of ''the changing business landscape.''
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Tony Stewart turned a lap around Atlanta Motor Speedway in 29.787 seconds on Friday to claim the pole for Sunday night’s AdvoCare 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at the track. After his lap, Stewart was quick to credit Stewart-Haas Racing teammate Ryan Newman.
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Credit the relentless fighting spirit of Ryan Newman and the No. 39 U.S. Army Medicine Chevrolet team for Stewart-Haas Racing (SHR) as they positioned themselves for a much-needed top-10 finish in the AdvoCare 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race Sunday night at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
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Three-time and defending NASCAR champion Tony Stewart will not have current co-primary sponsor Office Depot in 2013.
The company sponsored 22 of the 38 NASCAR Sprint Cup races with Stewart this season. Mobil 1, which is returning, sponsored the other 16.
Stewart-Haas Racing spokesman Mike Arning said Office Depot may return to the team in a different role.
"The 14 car still...
Tony Stewart will be losing Office Depot as sponsor of his #14 Chevrolet after the 2012, noted by the AP via Yahoo! Sports. Office Depot had been in NASCAR going back to 2004 when it first sponsored Carl Edwards and moved to Stewart in 2009. This was the second big sponsor to tell Stewart-Haas Racing they will be leaving. Earlier in the year the US Army told them they would be bowing...
Office Depot will leave its role as a primary sponsor of Tony Stewart's No. 14 Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet at the end of the season, according to reports on ESPN.com and Foxsports.com.
Team spokesperson Mike Arning indicated Stewart-Haas and Office Depot were discussing other ways in which the company might maintain its involvement with the racing organization.