Stewart-Haas Racing switching to Ford in 2017

Tony Stewart’s retirement won’t be the only seismic offseason movement affecting the Stewart-Haas Racing team after the 2016 campaign ends.

Beginning with the 2017 NASCAR Sprint Cup season, Stewart-Haas will part ways with Chevrolet and start racing Ford Fusions.

The four-car team’s Ford engines will be prepared by Roush Yates Engines.

“I am proud of our association with Chevrolet, as they helped build our organization into the team it is today,” Stewart, a team co-owner and Columbus native, said in a statement. “This new partnership with Ford allows us to strengthen our position in the sport and ensure the long-term stability and success for everyone who is a part of Stewart-Haas Racing.”