Scheduled for completion in November, 1998, the 124,000 square foot facility will also house the Joe Gibbs Racing Winston Cup team driven by Bobby Labonte and both Joe Gibbs Racing NHRA teams. The Company line of business includes racing and track operations. We are looking forward to a long association with The Home Depot and are very pleased they have chosen Joe Gibbs Racing to make their entry into NASCAR Winston Cup racing." CHARLOTTE, NC - September 3, 1998 - The Home Depot, the world's largest home improvement retailer, announced today a long-term marketing partnership with Joe Gibbs Racing to field an entry in the NASCAR Winston Cup Series with racing sensation Tony Stewart as the driver. "They have been successful by hard work, team work and good people, the same principles we have adopted. The Home Depot Racing Team will be based in the new Joe Gibbs Racing headquarters currently under construction in the Huntersville (NC) Business Park. "Their aggressive, can-do attitude is a perfect fit for our team. Your questions are important to us. He drove five NASCAR Busch Grand National (BGN) events in '97 and is currently running a limited BGN schedule while defending his IRL title. The Race Shop for Joe Gibbs Racing NASCAR team with drivers Hamlin, Busch, Suárez, Jones, Bell, and Preece. 43 in 2021, Chase Briscoe moves to Cup, will drive No. Scheduled for completion in November, 1998, the 124,000 square foot facility will also house the Joe Gibbs Racing Winston Cup team driven by Bobby Labonte and both Joe Gibbs Racing NHRA teams. "I am very excited about working with the people at The Home Depot," said Stewart. "Having The Home Depot on board will be a tremendous asset to our program," said Joe Gibbs. Stewart and The Home Depot Pontiac team will contend for the coveted NASCAR Winston Cup Rookie-of-the Year title during the 1999 season beginning in February at Daytona International Speedway. Headquartered in Huntersville, the JGR team has amassed three Sprint Cup championships since the year 2000 and participated in other lower-tier NASCAR series for driver development, winning one championship in the East Division of the NASCAR Camping World. Plans are to have Stewart enter a few Winston Cup races late in the '98 season prior to his full-time entry in the series in 1999. Stewart, the defending Indy Racing League (IRL) champion and current series points leader, joined Joe Gibbs Racing in 1997. How to become a NASCAR driver: where to start, sponsors and more, How Tony Stewart pranked Chase Briscoe over 2021 Cup graduation, Ambrose 'felt right at home' on NASCAR return, Austin Moto2: Bagnaia overcomes Marquez to win, F1 needs thinktank to look at options like hydrogen - Renault, NASCAR believes Michael Jordan can be a ‘player’ in racing, too, Erik Jones joins Richard Petty Motorsports for 2021 Cup Series, Joey Logano "has lived this story once" and it turned out well, John, Kimberly and Jennifer Hendrick remembered, 'Transformation' in Chase Briscoe leads to promotion to Cup, Erik Jones to RPM, will drive No. To be associated with a first- class operation like Joe Gibbs Racing and a talented driver like Tony Stewart in NASCAR's premier division sets us up to win with our customers, employees and ultimately on the track.". "We view NASCAR as an excellent platform to further build relationships with our customers, many of whom are loyal NASCAR fans," said Bill Hamlin, Group President, The Home Depot. Joe Gibbs Racing, Inc. operates as a car racing organization. Joe Gibbs Racing serves customers in the State of North Carolina. I think the partnership of Joe Gibbs Racing and The Home Depot is a winning combination you will hear a lot about in the future.". "We are committed to giving Tony and The Home Depot team every advantage possible to win the Rookie-of-the Year title and the opportunity to be a contender at each race in 1999. 14 at SHR, Kyle Larson reinstated, eligible to race in 2021. The Home Depot Racing Team will be based in the new Joe Gibbs Racing headquarters currently under construction in the Huntersville (NC) Business Park. "This is a great scenario for The Home Depot. Please email customerservice@joegibbsracing.com and we will respond to you within 24 hours. Thank you, and have a great day!