Stewart-Haas Racing close their doors: 'It's incredibly demanding'

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NASCAR team from Haas stops racing
29 May at 13:00
  • Renate van Holst

NASCAR team Stewart-Haas Racing has announced they are closing their doors. According to the team, it is no longer possible to provide the support to get the most out of the team.

NASCAR loses Haas team

Stewart-Haas Racing began racing in 2003 in partnership with Hendrick Motorsports. In 2009, then two-time Sprint Cup champion Tony Stewart joined Gene Haas ' team as driver and co-owner. Since 2009, the team has won two drivers' championships and 69 races.

"Racing is a labour-intensive, humbling sport," the team said in a statement. "It requires unwavering commitment and vast resources, with a 365-day mindset to be better than everyone else. It’s part of what makes success so rewarding." Unfortunately, this commitment has not been enough for the team to continue. "But the commitment needed to extract maximum performance while providing sustainability is incredibly demanding, and we’ve reached a point in our respective personal and business lives where it’s time to pass the torch."

The team will continue until the end of the 2024 season in Phoenix. After that, the team will be bought out by other teams in the class. "We have tremendous respect and appreciation for all of our employees, and we will work diligently to assist them during this transition to find new opportunities beyond the 2024 race season."