Harmony, N.C. (AP) — Very first arrived the woman, then the fastest vehicles in racing.
Tony Stewart, who fell in love with NHRA though tagging alongside with fiancée Leah Pruett at her races the past two seasons, will be an formal part of the sport in 2022. The NASCAR Corridor of Fame driver will add two whole-time NHRA entries to Tony Stewart Racing following period — a Prime Fuel entry for Pruett and a Funny Automobile for Matt Hagan.
“It’s a incredibly exceptional possibility to handle my have future with my practically-partner in a sport I’m unquestionably passionate about,” Pruett told The Related Press. “That’s an practical experience and prospect that nobody would move up, and I come to feel like I have been prepping my complete everyday living for a thing like this — to utilize all of my talents to anything grand in partnership and together with someone sharing the exact same goals.”
Pruett and Hagan presently compete for Don Schumacher Racing, which on Wednesday announced that 8-time Top Fuel champion Tony Schumacher will return to the workforce future calendar year in a comprehensive-time entry and be paired with Pruett’s recent crew chief.
Stewart adopted with his announcement Thursday and said the new NHRA crew will operate alongside his dash vehicle teams in TSR’s existing 25,000-square-foot facility in Brownsburg, Indiana. Stewart, co-operator of the NASCAR crew Stewart-Haas Racing, has received 27 operator championships in dash auto racing.