Motocross' James Stewart joins Gibbs team with eye on NASCAR

October 25, 2011 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – Joe Gibbs Racing’s motorcycle team wants to complete a five-year transformation from a fledgling dream to a championship-caliber operation. Motocross superstar James Stewart wants to be great in another discipline of motor sports.

They’ll announce today how they hope to accomplish those goals together.

“It’s a perfect fit,” said Stewart, who ranks third on the Supercross all-time list with 42 wins. “I thought there’d be a good chance to take everything to the next level with their program and my program. When (team owner Joe Gibbs) told me, ‘We feel we can do just as much for you as you can for us,’ I was sold. That was the relationship I wanted: Someone who wanted me as bad as I wanted to be here.”

In signing a multiyear deal with JGRMX, Stewart, 25, is expected to race full time on a bike for at least the next three seasons, but he will begin dabbling immediately in stock cars. A test in a Late Model car is scheduled in . . .

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