Stewart Ready to go “Back to School” at Pocono – It took crewmen at Stewart-Haas Racing six hours to wrap the team’s No. 14 Office Depot/Mobil 1 Chevrolet in a back-to-school paint scheme that will run this weekend in the Pennsylvania 400 at Pocono (Pa.) Raceway.
The special paint scheme sports a fun variety of school supplies and technology that one’s child needs to be successful in the classroom. 3M™, Lenovo®, Elmer’s® and Monster® Headphones & Speakers are Office Depot partners with products featured on the car, including everything from notebooks, a laptop and headphones, to pens, pencils and Post-It notes.
Stewart used many of these supplies during his time at Columbus (Ind.) North High School (Class of 1989), but it was a calculator that resonated with him the most.
“In high school, I liked physics and geometry,” Stewart said. “Those were probably the classes I liked the best. Obviously, I didn’t even realize at the time why I liked them so well, but after graduating high school and moving on, you realize how much you use all of that in racing. Those three subjects were very important, and still are.”
So, as an aspiring racecar driver, was Stewart one of the cool kids in high school?
“I slid under the radar,” he said. “I was a pretty down-to-earth and low-key kid. I was so busy racing on the weekends that I didn’t go out and do a lot of things with kids that I went to school with. My time on the weekends was spent racing. Everybody else was going to football and basketball games and I ended up going racing instead.”
Of course, all of the supplies featured on the No. 14 Office Depot/Mobil 1 “Back-to-School” Chevrolet can be found at Office Depot.
“We always get excited about sporting a new back-to-school paint scheme on our No. 14 Office Depot/Mobil 1 Chevy,” Stewart said. “The paint scheme is a fun way to remind parents and students that Office Depot provides one-stop, back-to-school shopping. From elementary school to college, Office Depot has the supplies that will help students start the new school year off right.”