Wednesday, July 9, 2008


Reaction from around the Internet on Tony Stewart's impending announcement that he will jump ship from Joe Gibbs Racing and head off into the tumultuous waters known as Haas/CNC (for now) Racing:

Another of racing worst kept secrets has been publicly revealed, as the news of what most of us in the NASCAR media pool have known for several months, that Tony Stewart would be leaving Joe Gibbs Racing to buy into Haas/CNC, will be announced on Wednesday. -- Bob Margolis of Yahoo! Sports

The biggest domino in the Sprint Cup Series silly season is about to fall, according to published reports, and it will likely have a major effect on the future of a NASCAR phenom from Middletown. -- Shawn Courchesne of the Hartford Courant

Tony Stewart is expected to announce today that he has been granted his release from the final year of his contract at Joe Gibbs Racing to move to Haas-CNC Racing next season as a co-owner/driver, multiple sources have confirmed. -- Tom Jensen of SPEED TV

Tony Stewart will announce today that he is leaving Joe Gibbs Racing, setting up an expected move to become a driver/co-owner of Haas CNC Racing next season, according to sources familiar with the situation. -- Bob Pockrass of

Tony Stewart is expected to be released Wednesday from his contract with Joe Gibbs Racing at the end of the season, freeing the two-time NASCAR champion to purchase his own race team. --

Mike Arning, a spokesman for Tony Stewart, said an announcement concerning Stewart's future with Joe Gibbs Racing would be made Wednesday. -- USA Today