Tony Stewart is proving that that things we love might not always be good for us. After a big tumble across an Ontario short track, the driver of the number 14 car and co-owner of Stewart-Haas Racing had another incident, this time at a half-mile dirt track in Oskaloosa, IA. And unlike that last crash, Stewart sustained some pretty bad injuries.

Stewart broke both the tibia and fibula in his right leg, although the severity of the breaks weren't mentioned. According to a report from NASCAR, which cites The Des Moines Register, Stewart was alert and talking when he was pulled from the car, but was rushed into surgery on arrival at a local hospital. The report doesn't mention any additional injuries to the other three drivers involved.

Stewart was in the lead of the Front Row Challenge on Monday night, a winged sprint car race, taking place about an hour east of Des Moines. A backmarker lost control and ended up tangling with the three front runners near the end of the race. The incident has a healthy dose of irony following comments Stewart made to NASCAR after last week's crash, "You guys (in the media) need to watch more sprint car videos and stuff. It's starting to get annoying this week about that. That was just an average sprint car wreck. When they wreck, they get upside down like that. That was not a big deal." This one was apparently a much bigger deal.

With a broken right leg, Stewart won't be racing at this weekend's Sprint Cup race at Watkins Glen. It's unclear who Stewart-Haas Racing will field as a replacement and how long the three-time champion will be out.


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      fr5dnn
      • 1 Year Ago
      Most team owners will fire their high buck drivers if they do Dumb stuff that takes them out of the Nascar Chase. Sponsers will pull their millions of bucks also. Who will fire Tony? He just made the top 10 and now bingo he's out.
      uontsom
      • 1 Year Ago
      Oh, Tony, I'm so sorry. Was looking forward to watching you race live at Bristol. Still pulling for Stewart-Haas. Here's hoping you feel better real soon. Luv ya!
      flip33732
      • 1 Year Ago
      What doesn't kill you only makes you stronger !!! Heal quick Smoke,maybe you can help Zippy with Danica in the mean time
      padiwagn
      • 1 Year Ago
      Tony, we all wish you a speedy recovery but a double fracture means some serious stuff. Don't quit but do follow the advice of your medical team. I will not go away over night. Keep Fighting. Blessings on you
      Terry Actill
      • 1 Year Ago
      Good. Don't like him at all.
      askdal
      • 1 Year Ago
      Wouldn't be surprised to see Tony race this weekend!!!!!
      Justin B.
      • 1 Year Ago
      Karma for not signing autographs for fans. His fat ass would be NOTHING without the fans. Break a leg Tony...
      oldgnu
      • 1 Year Ago
      Bustout
      cf4113
      • 1 Year Ago
      Smoke - have them boys put in a auto trans, and get your arse back in the saddle this week. Your tuff!
      Judy
      • 1 Year Ago
      Come on Tony, You know better that this. You have got to heal fast and get back in 14 for the rest of the season to be even enjoyable. It\'s not a race without \"Stewart in the lineup\"
      jurzdevil
      • 1 Year Ago
      Soda cookies!
      oldgnu
      • 1 Year Ago
      Tell him to take the damn glasses off the top of his head and he might be able to see where he's going.
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