Ryan Newman, driver of the No.39 Chevrolet for Stewart Haas Racing was hit hard earlier this year when the ARMY announced they were leaving NASCAR. Newman, who was in a contract year didn’t know if he would be staying at SHR or looking for another ride. Stewart was adamant about resigning Newman and with some faith they went ahead and did just that.
Still with no concrete full time sponsorship for Newman, Stewart would only say they were in negotiations and remained optimistic.
Stewart was hit with another blow when Office Depot, Stewart’s primary sponsor announced they would not be back in 2013. This left Stewart, as a team owner and driver with [...]