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Stewart-Haas Racing Closing at End of 2024

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Stewart-Haas Racing will cease operations in NASCAR at the end of the 2024 season, the team announced May 28.

Team owners Tony Stewart and Gene Haas made the news official via a joint statement.

“We have made the difficult decision to close Stewart-Haas Racing at the conclusion of the 2024 season,” Stewart and Haas’ joint statement reads. “It is a decision that did not come easily, nor was it made quickly.

“Racing is a labor-intensive, humbling sport. 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. But the commitment 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.”

SHR’s statement did not disclose what will happen to its four NASCAR Cup Series charters. It fields cars for Josh Berry, Noah Gragson, Chase Briscoe and Ryan Preece in 2024.

Through 14 races, Briscoe paces the team with one top five and five top 10s while sitting 16th in points. Gragson also has a top five and five top 10s, while Berry has one top five and two top 10s and Preece has a top 10.

The team also operates a pair of NASCAR Xfinity Series entries for Cole Custer and Riley Herbst. Custer is third in points through 12 races with six top fives and nine top 10s, and Herbst boasts two top fives and four top 10s.

SHR entered the Cup Series in 2009 when Stewart, then also a driver, moved to the organization, which was previously known as Haas CNC Racing beginning in 2002.

The team boasts dozens of wins in the Cup, Xfinity and NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series. It also has a pair of Cup championships via Stewart in 2011 and Kevin Harvick and 2014, and it’s the defending Xfinity champion with Custer at the helm.

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