Tony Stewart being loaded into an ambulance. (By way of @OskyNews)
Tony Stewart broke his proper leg in a sprint car wreck on Monday evening at Southern Iowa Speedway. He will miss this weekend’s race at Watkins Glen on the very least, and this almost certainly kills his possibilities of winning another Dash Cup championship.
Stewart was main the 30-lap main occasion in Oskaloosa, Iowa when he obtained collected in a multi-automobile wreck. He broke each the tibia and fibula in his proper leg. In response to his group, he has already come through surgical procedure.
“It regarded like he got right into a lapped car,” race winner Brian Brown instructed The Des Moines Register. “Once I received shut, he was flipping cage down. I did not actually have time to look at and see what was going on.”
This marks Stewart’s third wreck in latest weeks. Last week, following a wreck in Canada in which he flipped a number of occasions, Stewart took pictures on the media for daring to query whether or not that is the wisest exercise for one of many sport’s most important drivers.
“You mortals have gotten to study, you guys need to watch extra dash car movies and stuff,” Stewart shot back during his media session at Pocono. “It was not a giant deal. It’s starting to get annoying this week about that. That was just a median dash automotive wreck. After they wreck, they get the other way up like that.”
Stewart of course cancelled a Tuesday testing session at Atlanta Motor Speedway, and the crew has not but settled on a alternative driver for Watkins Glen and, seemingly, extra races in the future. This would be the primary Cup race without Stewart since 1998, a string of 521 consecutive starts.
Stewart is currently 11th in the Chase for the Sprint Cup, and with a win does hold one of many wild-card spots. Nonetheless, missing vital time will likely drop him beneath fellow one-win drivers Ryan Newman and Martin Truex Jr., who are 10 and 19 points behind Stewart, respectively.