Stewart-Haas Racing To Shut Down Following 2024 NASCAR Cup Season

Officials from Stewart-Haas Racing announced Tuesday that the team will shut down at the conclusion of the 2024 NASCAR Cup Series season. 

Stewart-Haas Racing fields four cars in the NASCAR Cup Series. The stable includes Berlin native and former NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour champion Ryan Preece. 

Co-owners Tony Stewart and Gene Haas released a joint statement Tuesday afternoon. 

“We have made the difficult decision to close Stewart-Haas Racing at the conclusion of the 2024 season. 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 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.

“We’re proud of all the wins and championships we’ve earned since joining together in 2009, but even more special is the culture we built and the friendships we forged as we committed to a common cause – winning races and collecting trophies.

“That is the same commitment we made to our personnel, our partners and our fans coming into this year, and that commitment will remain through the season finale at Phoenix. 

“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.”

In addition to Preece the team also fields Cup Series cars for Chase Briscoe, Josh Berry and Noah Gragson. 

Berlin native and former NASCAR Cup Series championship winning crew chief Greg Zipadelli is the chief competition officer at Stewart-Haas Racing.

Stewart-Haas also fields two Xfinity Series teams with drivers Cole Custer and Riley Herbst.

Haas has fielded cars in the Cup Series since 2002, previously under the Haas CNC Racing banner. In 2008 Haas joined with Stewart, a former Cup Series champion, to form Stewart-Haas Racing. The team debuted with two Cup Series cars for Stewart and Ryan Newman in 2009. Stewart had four wins in the team’s debut season.

In 2011 Stewart won five of the 10 Cup Series playoff races and scored the organization’s first Cup Series championshiop. The team expanded to three Cup Series cars in 2013, adding Danica Patrick to their stable. A fourth Cup Series car was added to the team with driver Kevin Harvick for the 2014 season. Harvick scored the team’s second Cup Series championship that season. Harvick retired from the team following the 2023 season.

Preece joined the organization prior to the start of the 2023 season. Briscoe has been with the team since 2021. Gragson and Berry are both in their first season with the organization.


  1. Suitcase Jake says

    WOW ,,, THERE YOU HAVE IT !!! WOW maybe Michael Jordan or Abby Johnson will buy 2 CHARTERS EACH …OR DALE EARNHARDT COULD BUY 1 OR 2 …. Preece better WIN NOW or impress new Owners quickly .. Those teams will be sold , but WHO WILL BUY THEM ..???? time will tell ….WOW
    so so many things could happen ….4 Charters UP FOR SALE….!!!! WHO WANTS A NASCAR TEAM !!!! maybe Fast ED or Bobf or Goodfella …??

  2. Current expectations are that 23XI, Trackhouse and Front Row will each be buying one of the charters.

    With Legacy, RFK and JTG are all options for the 4th.

    The expectation is that teams will be limited to 3 charters under the new deal, with Hendrick and JGR being grandfathered in with 4.

  3. Ill try to be short.
    Gotta feel for all 4 teams…
    Still think berry wins…
    Still think preece wont….
    Charters to highest bidders….
    Out of time

  4. Fast Eddie says

    Thanks Suitcase, but I’m five zeros short after the $30 – $40 needed. Now, if I only had a million friends I could borrow $40 dollars off of…

  5. Tony took up Drag racing. Haas got into F1. Both of those require allot of time and money. The writing was on the wall. Harvicks retirement left them without a marketable Driver, even though Cole Custer won last year’s Xfinity championship, it’s not a cup championship. Even though Berry and Briscoe have shown flashes of success, no SHR cup driver is performing in a way that would attract big money sponsors. Sad to see it happen, but if I were in their shoes I’d probably have done the same

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