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NASCAR community reacts to Tony Stewart's retirement from Cup

KANNAPOLIS, NC - SEPTEMBER 30: Tony Stewart, driver of the #14 Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet and co-owner of Stewart-Haas Racing, speaks with the media during a press conference announcing his retirement on September 30, 2015 in Kannapolis, North Carolina. Stewart has decided his 18th year in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series will be his last. The three-time series champion will retire following the 2016 season, whereupon Clint Bowyer will take the wheel of the No. 14 machine beginning in 2017. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Stewart-Haas Racing via Getty Images)

KANNAPOLIS, NC - SEPTEMBER 30: Tony Stewart, driver of the #14 Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet and co-owner of Stewart-Haas Racing, speaks with the media during a press conference announcing his retirement on September 30, 2015 in Kannapolis, North Carolina. Stewart has decided his 18th year in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series will be his last. The three-time series champion will retire following the 2016 season, whereupon Clint Bowyer will take the wheel of the No. 14 machine beginning in 2017. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Stewart-Haas Racing via Getty Images)

Tony Stewart made it official. On Wednesday, "Smoke" announced that the 2016 season will be his last as a driver in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.

Many in the NASCAR community took to Twitter and Instagram to react to the news.

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