Mark Stewart joined AJ Foyt Racing in January of this year. He currently works on the No. 14 ABC Supply Chevrolet driven by Tony Kanaan. We asked him a few questions…
Where were you born and raised?
MS: “North side of beautiful Phoenix, Arizona.”
How did you get involved in racing? Where did it start for you?
MS: “My first involvement in racing was bike racing with my family, we spent a majority of our Friday and Saturday nights at Black Mountain BMX. Then later we ventured into motocross all over the Southwest, mostly Arizona and California. We also went to Manzanita, Speedworld, and Canyon Raceways to watch Sprint cars and Firebird (International Raceway) to watch drag racing.”
What is your job and what does it entail?
MS: “I am the wheel/tire guy and drive the transporter for the 14 car.”
What do you do on race day?
MS: “Race day is all about having the tires completely ready to go onto the car and in the correct order. I meet with my engineer to go over our pit stop strategy for the race and get a run order for the day. After that it’s just making sure the pressures are exact to what the crew chief calls for. Once the race is over, we pack up the circus and head to the next town.”
What did you do before joining the Foyt team in 2019?
MS: “I was the Cylinder Head tech for NHRA Top Fuel driver/owner Terry McMillen.