Tony Stewart inducted into Bobblehead Hall of Fame By Danica Patrick
Three-time NASCAR Cup Series champion Tony Stewart and Danica Patrick of Stewart-Haas Racing are about to be immortalized in the unlikeliest Hall of Fame.
And they don't even have to keep their heads on straight.
Stewart and Patrick will be inducted together this week into the Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum in Milwaukee and stand alongside the likes of baseball legends Babe Ruth and Willie Mays. The hall and museum contains the world’s largest collection of bobbleheads that numbers in excess of 5,000 and was unveiled as an art display in Milwaukee last year. Plans are currently underway to construct a permanent location in that area to house the Hall of Fame bobbleheads.
The 7-inch Stewart and Patrick bobbleheads are arriving to Milwaukee compliments of Texas Motor Speedway, which had them produced for fan promotions at its NASCAR races. The Stewart bobblehead was given away to fans that attended this past November’s AAA Texas 500 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race, and 30,000 Patrick bobbleheads will be distributed to fans attending Sunday’s O’Reilly Auto Parts 500.
Patrick is part of a three-bobblehead promotional giveaway series this year at Texas Motor Speedway. Verizon IndyCar Series driver Graham Rahal of Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing will be the featured bobblehead for the Rainguard Water Sealers 600 on Saturday, June 10, and 2014 NASCAR Cup Series champion Kevin Harvick will be the bobblehead for the AAA Texas 500 on Sunday, Nov. 5.
Rahal and Harvick are scheduled to join Stewart and Patrick in the Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum as part of the second motorsports induction class of 2017.