Tony Stewart sustained a fracture to his L1 vertebra, according to a press release from the Stewart-Haas Racing team. The injury was sustained in an all-terrain accident last Sunday.
NBS Sports has learned three-time Sprint Cup champion Tony Stewart was hospitalized after injuring his back in a non-racing accident Sunday afternoon, his Stewart-Haas Racing team said in a statement Tuesday.
It seems that Tony Stewart cannot avoid drama on the dirt tracks. Last week he was heckled by an off-duty police officer at the annual Chili Bowl, but Stewart refused to comment on the incident according to Sporting News. This follows his breaking a leg in 2013 in a dirt track race and an incident the following year led to the death of a young sprint car racer.
Lawsuits have become an awful part of Tony Stewart’s 2015 racing season. The latest has been filed by him against his insurance company in response to their contention that they are not liable for damages filed by the parents of sprint car driver Kevin Ward Jr. after the young racer was killed in an accident at Canandaigua Speedway in New York.
Michael Bugarewicz has been promoted from race engineer on the No. 4 team to crew chief for the No. 14 team of Tony Stewart.
Tony Stewart (#14 Bass Pro Shops/Mobil 1 Chevrolet SS) finished 29th in the November 22nd NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season-ending Ford EcoBoost 400 at Florida's Homestead-Miami Speedway.
Tony Stewart has taken note of how Jeff Gordon ran in his final full season and that has added a sense of urgency to his 2016 campaign, according to NBC’s Dustin Long. Fantasy owners should expect significant changes to this team during the off-season.
Tony Stewart earned his third top-10 finish of 2015 in the Goody's 500 a Martinsville Speedway. He officially started the race in 13th, but was forced to drop to the back of the field in a backup car after crashing in Saturday’s practice.
Tony Stewart posted the slowest 10-lap average time in Saturday morning’s practice for the Goody's 500 at Martinsville Speedway. His top speed of 94.718 mph was 1.8 mph slower than the leader Dale Earnhardt Jr. His speed put him 34th on the grid among 39 drivers who recorded 10 or more consecutive laps.
Tony Stewart has shown signs of speed during practice for the Bank of America 500 at Charlotte. His 15-lap average of 182.86 mph placed him seventh on the speed chart.
In the past two years, Tony Stewart has missed races late in the season because of sprint car accidents and that has stalled his momentum. One of his accidents occurred in 2013 and caused him to miss the fall Dover International Speedway event, but the last time he was there before that, he scored his third win on this track.
Tony Stewart has "announced that he will retire from the Sprint Cup Series after the 2016 season," according to NBC’s Nate Ryan. He is open to continue racing in support series after that date, but does not have any permanent plans.
Tony Stewart finished 11th in the Sylvania 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway and earned his best finish since he was ninth at Pocono Raceway eight weeks ago.
Tony Stewart was third fastest in the first practice session for the Bojangles' Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway with a speed of 175.710 mph. He landed between teammates Kurt Busch (175.842) and Kevin Harvick (175.654).