Autograph session with Tony Stewart: Thursday, September 13, 2012 4:45 – 5:45 p.m. local time Office Depot 392 East Rand Road Arlington Heights, IL
NOTES: Stewart will sign autographs for 300 fans at the event. Wristbands are required for the autograph session (limit one per person) and will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis at the 392 East Rand Road Office Depot store beginning at 8 a.m. local time on the day of the event only (Thursday, September 13). Fans with a wristband must be in line no later than 5:15 p.m. local time to receive an autograph. One autograph per wristband.
The No. 14 Office Depot show car will also be at location.
Defending NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Tony Stewart, driver of the No. 14 Office Depot/Mobil 1 Chevrolet and team owner at Stewart-Haas Racing will sign autographs for fans at an Office Depot store in Daytona Beach, Florida, prior to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series™ season kick-off race – the Daytona 500.
Office Depot 1560 South Nova Road Daytona Beach, Florida 32114 Tuesday, February 21, 2012 3:30 p.m. local time
NOTE: This event is open to the general public, and 600 wristbands will be distributed for autographs (one per person). The wristbands may be obtained on a first-come, first-served basis at the store beginning at 8 a.m. local time on the day of the event only. Fans with a wristband must be in line no later than 4:30 p.m. local time to receive an autograph.
Tony Stewart celebrates on the NASCAR Champions Stage at Homestead-Miami Speedway with a check for $5.6 Million. Photo by Sandi Goodall/Racingal.com
Tony Stewart went from a two-time Champion Chase contender to a NASCAR Legend Sunday at Homestead-Miami Speedway, capturing his third career NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship in an all out fashion that only Tony Stewart could produce, in a wild – and at times nail biting – “Walk-Off Win.”
Entering Sunday’s season finale, Stewart had led the points just twice in 2011, ironically after Edwards’ only victory in Las Vegas and following the fall race at New Hampshire. He finished the year with 44 career victories, tied for 15th on the all-time wins list.
Stewart, co-owner of Stewart-Haas Racing with Gene Haas, is the first driver-owner to claim the championship since Alan Kulwicki in 1992. The 2011 season is the organization’s third under its current ownership.
Stewart also broke a record for passing most cars during a one race period… an astonishing 118 cars. Here’s what he had to say about that:
Video supplied by NASCAR Media
With a victory in Sunday’s Ford 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway, Stewart became the seventh champion to win the season finale in his championship season. He out-dueled runner-up Carl Edwards in a finale befitting a championship showdown, tying Edwards in points – however, Stewart’s five wins bested Edwards’ one, clinching the title for Stewart winning the championship on a tiebreaker, also known as a “Walk-Off Win.”
Stewart won his first championship in 2002 and second in 2005. The Indiana native now joins David Pearson, Lee Petty, Darrell Waltrip and Cale Yarborough – all NASCAR Hall of Fame members or inductees – as three-time champions. Nine drivers in NASCAR Sprint Cup history have won three or more championships.
Stewart entered the season-ending race trailing Edwards by three points. It marked the second consecutive season and fourth time since the inception of the position-based points system in 1975 the champion has overcome a points deficit entering the final race.
Stewart failed to win a race during the 26-race regular season. But he quickly caught fire, winning the first two races of the Chase, at Chicagoland Speedway and New Hampshire Motor Speedway. He ultimately won five times – twice on consecutive weekends – to break the record for most Chase wins in a single season. Stewart has won 11 times in Chase history, second only to Jimmie Johnson’s 20.
Brought up was the surprising announcement that Darian Grubb, crew chief for Tony Stewart, was informed before Charlotte, that he would not have a job at the end of this season. Here are Darian’s comments when asked in the media center post race:
Video supplied by NASCAR Media
I would be very comfortable in stating that this final race of the 2011 season was the best one yet. It brought the thrills back to NASCAR racing and the fans were raving.
So, congratulations Carl Edwards, for a great season and for having such a great run. What a great fight for the Championship and for having this race go down in history as one of the ALL-TIME BEST!! Good luck to the No.99 Roush-Fenway team in the 2012 season!
As Tony Stewart races for the 2011 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series™ championship, Office Depot is giving some lucky fans a chance to wear their “I’m With Smoke” support!
Every day through November 18, Office Depot Racing is giving away FOURTEEN exclusive “I’m With Smoke” t-shirts. Fans can enter daily at www.officedepotracing.com/smoke for a chance to win one of these exclusive t-shirts (no purchase necessary). The daily entry deadline is 11:59 p.m. EST through 11/18/11.
Here’s your opportunity to enter for a chance to watch Tony Stewart compete for the championship at the final NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race during the Championship Ford 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
FIVE entrants will be chosen at random by Office Depot. The winners will receive:
Tony Stewart shows off one of his catches during the third-annual Office Depot Foundation Charity Fishing Tournament at Lake Okeechobee in Florida. Photo Credit: Corporate Image Photography.
Tony Stewart, driver of the No. 14 Office Depot/Mobil 1 Chevrolet Impala, went fishing for a good cause at the third-annual Office Depot Foundation Charity Fishing Tournament at Lake Okeechobee in Florida on Wednesday, November 2.
The money raised from the tournament will be used to support the Office Depot Foundation’s mission to enhance quality of life for children, families and communities around the world.
In addition to events like the charity fishing tournament, Stewart also works with the Office Depot Foundation to support its National Backpack Program. The two-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion helped donate 350,000 backpacks throughout the 2011 back-to-school season to schools and non-profit organizations that work with children in need nationwide.
Stewart’s fishing team finished in the middle of the pack of the 55-boat field, with a total catch weight of just over 20 pounds.
Tony Stewart will be participating in a “Back To School Celebration” event with local children and community organizations <only> in Kansas City, MO and will assist the Office Depot Foundation in donating 2,000 book bags which will help Kansas City-area kids begin the new school year with the tools they need to succeed.
After the event, Tony will be available to the general public for an autograph session.
Thursday, September 30, 2010
4:45-5:45 p.m. local time
4851 North Oak Traffic Way (in North Oak Village Plaza)
Kansas City, MO 64118
Stewart will sign autographs for 350 fans at the event. Wristbands are required for the autograph session and will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis at the North Oak Traffic Way Office Depot store beginning at 8:00 a.m. local time on the day of the event only (Thursday, September 30). Fans with a wristband must be in line no later than 5:15 p.m. local time to receive an autograph.
Photo by MATTER, Edelman Sports & Entertainment Marketing for Office Depot
Two-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series™ champion Tony Stewart will sport a colorful “Back-To-School” paint scheme on his No. 14 Office Depot/Old Spice Chevy Impala during Saturday night’s LifeLock.com 400 race at Chicagoland Speedway. “It’s always fun to switch up the look on our No. 14 Office Depot/Old Spice Chevy,” Stewart said.
Here’s a time-lapse video of the “Back-To-School” paint scheme being wrapped on the No. 14 Office Depot/Old Spice Chevy:
Stewart will join the Office Depot Foundation on Thursday, July 8 to donate 4,200 backpacks to non-profit organizations and schools in the Chicagoland area. The backpack donations will be made during a special “Back-to-School Backpack Celebration” event beginning at 4 p.m. local time at the Office Depot store located at 2928 North Ashland Ave. in Chicago. In addition to Stewart, special guests scheduled to attend include Maya Ashwal, special assistant to U.S. Senator Roland W. Burris; Illinois State Rep. John Fritchey (D-11); Chicago Alderman Scott Waguespack (Ward 32); and Mae Wilson, chief of staff, and Deborah Mister, aldermanic assistant, representing Alderman Toni Preckwinkle (Ward 4).
To distribute the backpacks in 2010, the Foundation will host 25 “Back-to-School Backpack Celebrations” in cities across the U.S. and Canada – five of which will include Tony Stewart.
Stewart, who is currently ranked 9th in the Sprint Cup Series point standings, is a two-time Cup Series race winner at Chicagoland Speedway and has recorded seven top-5 finishes in nine career Cup Series starts at the 1.5-mile track near Joliet, Illinois.
The Lifelock.com 400 airs Saturday evening, July 10 at 7:30 p.m. on TNT.
9610 Pineville Matthews Road
Pineville, North Carolina 28134
- The No. 14 Office Depot show car
- The No. 14 Office Depot race car simulator
This event is open to the general public, and 700 wristbands will be distributed for autographs (one per person). The wristbands may be obtained on a first-come, first-served basis at the store beginning at 8 a.m. local time on the day of the event only. Fans with a wristband must be in line no later than 5 p.m. local time to receive an autograph.
From May 30 through June 5, Office Depot and Lexmark are teaming up for a special program in conjunction with Operation Homefront.* During this time, Office Depot and Lexmark will donate a new Lexmark printer to Operation Homefront each time a customer purchases a qualifying Lexmark printer at an Office Depot store (regularly priced at $199.99 and above) or online at www.officedepot.com/lexmark/operationhomefront.
Fan Alert: Win Tickets To The Coca-Cola 600
To help kick-start the program benefitting Operation Homefront, the first 10 people to purchase a qualifying Lexmark printer at the Office Depot store in Pineville, N.C., on Friday, May 28, will receive two free tickets to the Coca-Cola 600 race!
*Special Promotion for NASCAR Fans: In celebration of the Tony Stewart appearance on May 28 at the Office Depot store in Pineville, N.C., Office Depot and Lexmark will also donate a new printer to Operation Homefront for every qualifying printer that is purchased at this store on May 28 only.
Office Depot and Lexmark hope to donate more than 4,000 printers to military families providing them with the much needed technology to help them stay in touch with their loved ones serving in the armed forces.