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Tony Stewart pays tribute to A.J. Foyt on helmet in final Indy race

LOUDON, NH - JULY 15: Tony Stewart, driver of the #14 Haas Automation Chevrolet, stands in the garage area during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series New Hampshire 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on July 16, 2016 in Loudon, New Hampshire. (Photo by Todd Warshaw/NASCAR via Getty Images)

LOUDON, NH - JULY 15: Tony Stewart, driver of the #14 Haas Automation Chevrolet, stands in the garage area during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series New Hampshire 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on July 16, 2016 in Loudon, New Hampshire. (Photo by Todd Warshaw/NASCAR via Getty Images)

Tony Stewart, racing in his final Crown Royal 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, will wear a special helmet that pays tribute to his hero, four-time Indianapolis 500 champion A.J. Foyt.

Foyt autographed the helmet and added a message to the driver nicknamed 'Smoke', saying: "Tony, Do what you like. Your friend, A.J."

Stewart has been racing with a variety of different helmets throughout the season, but he noted the one this weekend is extra special.

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"I'm keeping this one because it is my last race here," Stewart said Friday before practice.

Wood Brothers Racing tweeted a picture of Stewart's helmet for the Brickyard Friday morning.