Tony Stewart visits Fort Knox

TONY STEWART JOINS U.S. ARMY TOP FUEL TEAM AT FORT KNOX FORT KNOX, Ky. (March 20, 2009) -- The U.S. Army Top Fuel team with driver Tony "The Sarge" Schumacher and NASCAR's Tony Stewart Thursday toured Fort Knox, the home of the U.S. Army's Armor...

TONY STEWART JOINS U.S. ARMY TOP FUEL TEAM AT FORT KNOX

FORT KNOX, Ky. (March 20, 2009) -- The U.S. Army Top Fuel team with driver Tony "The Sarge" Schumacher and NASCAR's Tony Stewart Thursday toured Fort Knox, the home of the U.S. Army's Armor Center and School.

Coming off a quarterfinal round appearance at the ACDelco Gatornationals last Sunday, Schumacher and his team, along with Stewart, observed Soldiers training as well as participated in some hands-on activities.

The group experienced the Close Combat Tactical Trainer, the Kelly Engagement Skills Trainer and the Thunderbolt Confidence Tower.

"Seeing the technological and physical strength Army Soldiers possess was incredible," said Schumacher, a six-time world champion. "This was the first time for my new crew chief (Mike Green) and my new team to be involved with an official U.S. Army event. I'm confident they were moved by it all."

Stewart, who owns the No. 39 U.S. Army Chevrolet Impala SS driven by Ryan Newman in NASCAR's Sprint Cup Series, stopped at Fort Knox on the way to his next race at Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway this weekend.

"It was an honor to visit with all of the Soldiers and observe some of their training activities," he offered. "After hearing all of the stories from Ryan following his visit to Fort Bragg, I was excited about the opportunity to travel to Fort Knox and see how our Soldiers forge their unique strength.

"Also, it was great to finally meet Tony Schumacher and his NHRA team. Given our respective schedules, it's rare that our paths cross. I certainly hope they continue their championship-winning ways. They've set the bar really high and it gives everyone at Stewart-Haas Racing something to shoot for."

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Series NASCAR Sprint Cup
Drivers Tony Stewart , Tony Schumacher , Ryan Newman
Teams Stewart-Haas Racing