NASCAR Champion Tony Stewart Breaks Leg, Will Miss Watkins Glen Race


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Tony Stewart, owner/driver of NASCAR's Stewart-Haas racing team, has broken his leg and will miss this week's Sprint Cup race at Watkins Glen. The missed road course race could be crucial in Stewart's chances to win a fourth Sprint Cup title.

The accident took place at Southern Iowa Speedway last night during the last part of a 30-lap feature race where Stewart was caught up in a wreck after a car spun out.

The 42-year-old Stewart was taken to a hospital and went through surgery as the result of a broken right tibia and fibula. No further information on Stewart's condition is known as of this writing.

The extremely competitive driver is known for his love of racing and for frequently participating in a variety of NASCAR racing circuits, even as he drives his #14 car on the senior circuit. Participating in these events is often left up to driver's discretion. One could question the logic, especially considering this is Stewart's third accident in non-Cup events in the past few weeks alone.

Currently, Stewart is 11th in the NASCAR Cup standings. He finished ninth at last week's Pocono event and could arguably be a contender for the upcoming road course race. He is known for his skills on this type of track and has won there five times in his career.

Stewart-Haas has not yet announced who will replace Stewart at Watkins-Glen or what Stewart's plans will be for the rest of the season.
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