"I'm eating better, drinking better, working out, doing stuff I swore I would never do -- and I'm doing it in my last year," Stewart said Thursday during the Charlotte Motor Speedway Media Tour. I've changed everything for this year, so if anybody has any questions about how dedicated we are to having the best year we possibly could have; that's the answer.
No matter what, he insists this will be his Sprint Cup swan song.
10 Chevrolet beginning with a 28-race deal in 2016.
Not only is it truly a natural fit between the company and Patrick, the partnership announcement ends a very brief sponsorship search -- by NASCAR standards -- for one of the sport's most famous drivers. 10 Chevy's unique bright blue livery Tuesday at the team's North Carolina headquarters, saying that the car color would stand out on track and joking it "is going to look great against my skin tone." Equally as significant, team co-owner Tony Stewart confirmed a multiyear contract extension for Patrick, who has driven for SHR in all three of her full-time Sprint Cup Series seasons.
Smoke's weekend was then capped off by hanging out at the Indy 500, where he drove AJ Foyt's historic Bowes Seal Fast Watson roadster, which won the iconic race in 1961.
On top of that, his Stewart-Haas Racing team had three drivers -- Kurt Busch, Kevin Harvick and Clint Bowyer -- in the top 15 in the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.