Mobil 1TM Annual Protection Does Its Job for One Full Year…Can Tony Stewart?

The Official Motor Oil of NASCAR® launched a digital video content series depicting Stewart’s transition to full-time management

  • “Tony’s Next Year” video series stars Tony Stewart and features appearances by Stewart-Haas Racing drivers Kevin Harvick, Clint Bowyer, Danica Patrick and Kurt Busch
  • Six episode series debuted ahead of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series™ race at Sonoma Raceway and will run through July

SONOMA, Calif.--()--As the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series™ season rolls on, Mobil 1TM, the Official Motor Oil of NASCAR, is providing fans with a lighthearted look into Tony Stewart’s first year as full-time co-owner of Stewart-Haas Racing (SHR) with the release of the “Tony’s Next Year” digital video series.

In the comedic series, Stewart stars alongside SHR’s four NASCAR drivers – Kevin Harvick, Danica Patrick, Clint Bowyer and Kurt Busch – as he traverses the day-to-day challenges of office work. The series spans a full year following Stewart’s retirement, representing the one full year – or 20,000 miles, whichever comes first – that Mobil 1 Annual Protection motor oil offers between oil changes.

It’s been fun participating in another Mobil 1 video series, especially for an exciting new product like Mobil 1 Annual Protection motor oil. Last year I explored post-NASCAR racing hobbies in ‘Tony’s Next Chapter’ and I can’t wait for fans to check out the continuation of that series,” Stewart said. “But as you’ll see in the ‘Tony’s Next Year’ series, I’ve had to put those potential hobbies on the backburner while I focus on more important things as a full-time boss…like Taco Tuesday.”

“Tony’s Next Year” launched before the June 25 road-course race at Sonoma Raceway and will include six installments:

  • Debuted in June:
    • “Uncle Smoke” – Harvick and his son Keelan watch as Tony makes some important photo copies
  • To be released in July:
    • “Employee Perks” – Tony announces some changes to the employee breakroom during a staff meeting
    • “Learning to Type” – Tony has trouble finding a letter on the keyboard
    • “Taco Tuesday” – Tony interrupts a board meeting to make an important announcement
    • “Conference Calls” – Tony leads Bowyer and Busch in a hold music jam session prior to a conference call
    • “Setting An Example” – Tony brings his “kid” to work

We know race fans are very interested in how Tony’s been doing during his first year since retiring from professional stock car driving, so we thought it would be fitting to give them a glimpse in a fun way,” said Kai Decker, global sponsorship manager at ExxonMobil. “We hope fans of Tony and the Stewart-Haas Racing team enjoy this lighthearted video series.”

The “Tony’s Next Year” videos will be featured on the Mobil 1 and SHR Facebook pages and Twitter, alongside the Mobil 1 YouTube channel. For more information on Mobil 1 Annual Protection motor oil please visit

About Mobil 1 in Motorsports

Racing provides the Mobil brand the ultimate testing ground to improve the technology in our range of oils and lubricants. Through each race season, our advanced products go to work in race cars to help improve their performance and efficiency. Mobil 1™ motor oils serve as the lubricant of choice for many of the world’s top race teams who compete in the most demanding and popular motorsports series in the world. The knowledge we gain through these partnerships is integral to how our scientists and engineers develop technologies and constantly push the boundaries. For more information, visit:

About Stewart-Haas Racing

Stewart-Haas Racing is the title-winning NASCAR team co-owned by three-time Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion Tony Stewart and Gene Haas, founder of Haas Automation – the largest CNC machine tool builder in North America. The organization fields four entries in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series – the No. 4 Ford Fusion for Kevin Harvick, the No. 10 Ford Fusion for Danica Patrick, the No. 14 Ford Fusion for Clint Bowyer and the No. 41 Ford Fusion for Kurt Busch. The team also competes in the NASCAR XFINITY Series by fielding a full time entry – the No. 00 Ford Mustang for Cole Custer – and one part-time entry – the No. 41 Ford Mustang. Based in Kannapolis, North Carolina, Stewart-Haas Racing operates out of a 200,000-square-foot facility with more than 300 employees. For more information, please visit us on the Web at, on Facebook at, on Twitter @StewartHaasRcng and on Instagram @StewartHaasRacing.


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Mobil 1, The Official Motor Oil of NASCAR, is providing fans with a look into Tony Stewart’s first year as full-time co-owner of Stewart-Haas Racing.