2008-08-19

Stewart announces on SIRIUS’ “Tony Stewart Live” that Newman will drive the No. 39 Chevrolet instead of the No. 4.

Morgan-McClure Motorsports, which had used the No. 4 for several years in NASCAR competition, asked to keep the number for future use. Stewart and Newman opted for No. 39, the number Newman used to score his first United State Auto Club (USAC) victory.