Tony Stewart's passion for racing is likely going to prevent him from having a hope of capturing his fourth Sprint Cup Championship. Stewart currently sits eleventh in the championship, but after a second surgery for the broken leg he suffered in a sprint car crash earlier this week, his second wreck in less than two weeks, Stewart-Haas Racing says the 42-year-old veteran will be out of the car "indefinitely," according to USA Today.

While Stewart's first surgery was at an Iowa hospital, it only stabilized and cleaned the injury (making it likely that this was a compound fracture, in which the bone protruded through the skin, Google if you dare). The second surgery was conducted by a North Carolina specialist, who inserted a metal rod in the tibia (the larger of the two lower leg bones Stewart broke, located on the inside of the leg).

Max Papis is slated to run Stewart's number 14 Chevrolet at this weekend's Watkins Glen road race. As for the oval races Stewart will miss, a replacement has not been announced. USA Today also notes that this weekend will be the first race Stewart has missed since 1998, breaking a record that placed him third among active drivers.


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      Steve
      • 1 Year Ago
      MONTRGOD7 is an idiot who should stick with his 'soccor mom' sports, and leave this sport to the MEN.
      koochmn
      • 1 Year Ago
      How foolish of him to take chances in non-NASCAR races. I know he loves to race all venues, especially dirt track etc., but now look what he has done to himself, and his team, and his sponsors. As a team owner, he has responsibility for more than just him self. He IS the team, he can write his own contracts, but...maybe a lesson learned? Doubt it.
      MONTEGOD7SS
      • 1 Year Ago
      See this empty box? It's filled with all the fux anybody on AB gives about NASCAR.
        chip johnston
        • 1 Year Ago
        @MONTEGOD7SS
        That's why NASCAR is the number 1 spectator sport in the United States.
          frebee2
          • 1 Year Ago
          @chip johnston
          hey motorprops, how many people fit in a sold out football stadium 30,000? the average attendence at a nascar race without being sold out is about 80,000 and the season is just a bit longer that 16 weeks.
          motorprops
          • 1 Year Ago
          @chip johnston
          Football is number one by a long shot
        • 1 Year Ago
        @MONTEGOD7SS
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      svntsvn
      • 1 Year Ago
      Dumb ass. Time to stop spreading thyself thin Mr. Anthony Stewart. Crashes are inevitable. If he had a wife and a kid, might be home at night before a cup weekend.
      Brock
      • 1 Year Ago
      Whew - when I saw this headline, I thought Martha Stewart had been injured. Glad was someone I know nothing about!
        Stu Pidaso
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Brock
        Good to hear you know more about Martha Stewart than an accomplished driver.
      wrascil
      • 1 Year Ago
      The guys that can win, race for the BIG money in cup, The losers that can't win in cup, go down and race the little league boys for their lunch money and meaningless trophy's. The real losers go race the local dirt track and get pleasure for crashing a guys toy that he had to save one maybe two years or more to buy, Because a guy that makes more than 15 million a year can buy a new car every race and he needs to feel the power of WINNING that he cant get against his equals... tony and blow daddy should fund a sprint car for danica so she can gain the experience to race the big cars...
        Stu Pidaso
        • 1 Year Ago
        @wrascil
        Actually racing can be like a drug for some people and can't get enough. Plain and simple.
        • 1 Year Ago
        @wrascil
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      Spike
      • 1 Year Ago
      that is a stupid statement koochmn is making. all of these guys live to race. if you look at tonys car he has the same sponsors on the sprint car too. tony is one of the best out there. i hope he makes a speedy recovery.
      grumpy0ldguy
      • 1 Year Ago
      Soon as he can get a portable generator hooked up to his wheel chair, look out!
      cinterps01
      • 1 Year Ago
      He probably needed the money, as for every Sprint car race, he came up with $5,000.00 for an appearance. This and putting up half for SHR, he was probably in the "whole". He will be back for Daytona, six months away!
      poohbear21159
      • 1 Year Ago
      Wishing a speedy recovery to Smoke....he will return soon with vengeance.....he is one of the best race car drivers and lives to race. Won't be the same watching the race without my boy racing......hurry back
      stormy072856
      • 1 Year Ago
      Good luck Smoke!! Wishing you a speedy recovery!!
      Sondra
      • 1 Year Ago
      Tony has worked sooo hard to get into the chase, so close and now this happens. I hope that pretty blonde in his motor home is calm and cool because he is going to be a "bear" if he can't race. Good luck Tony, rest and enjoy your time at home, we are rooting for you to be in the chase. sdei83
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