Racing world hails Stewart ahead of final NASCAR race (VIDEO)

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Whether from the world of open-wheel, NASCAR, dirt tracks or sports cars, the racing world is saying thank you and farewell to Tony Stewart ahead of his final NASCAR Sprint Cup Series start this weekend at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

In the above video from Mobil 1, released by Mobil 1 The Grid, AJ Allmendinger, Kevin Harvick, Jenson Button, Danica Patrick and Donny Schatz all thank Stewart for the memories of his career and for the guidance he’s passed on to them.

“He’s had an very impressive career, he’s been racing forever! Probably since he could walk,” Button recalled, as he too is set to pause his F1 career at year’s end, and as Mobil 1 is set to leave McLaren at year’s end.

“He doesn’t do just NASCAR and Sprint Cup, but dirt buggies and whatever he can get his hands on. He’ll still be racing, with a bit less pressure.”

Before moving into NASCAR full-time in 1999, Stewart won the 1996-1997 Indy Racing League championship, and the USAC triple crown in 1995.