Racer X is reporting that Motocross rider James Stewart is about to sign a deal with Joe Gibbs Racing.
While detail are still scarce at this time, sources say that Team Suzuki was also pursuing Stewart, and an announcement will be coming some time early next week.
Stewart, who is 24-years-old and a Florida native, is currently riding for San Manuel Yamaha.
From Racer X:
Racer X has learned that the much-rumored James Stewart to Joe Gibbs Racing deal is imminent. While this has been discussed for over a month, we also know that Team Suzuki was making a push for Stewart and that nothing official would come until next week (we reported this in our Monster Energy Cup Notebook story yesterday).
Sources now indicate that a JGR/Stewart announcement is indeed coming early next week. Details are scarce. Will he be on a Yamaha? Outdoors too? Is there a potential NASCAR component? What about a teammate and sponsors?
We’ll know more next week, but for now, our sources say James Stewart will be riding for Joe Gibbs Racing in 2012.