Tony Stewart accident latest news: Will he miss Sprint Unlimited at Daytona after ATV accident
This must be a shocking news for Tony Stewart fans across the US and beyond. There are reports that Three-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Tony Stewart suffered serious injuries and that he has been hospitalized with an unspecified back injury.
Reports suggest that Stewart suffered an accident and reportedly crashed an all-terrain vehicle near San Diego on Sunday.
There are apprehensions and anxiety about his condition among his fans. In the meantime Stewart-Haas Racing spokesman Mike Arning told the media that things will become clear only Thursday afternoon.
With the latest accident there are serious doubts if he will be able to take part in the Feb. 13 Sprint Unlimited at Daytona International Speedway. Thus far his side hasnâ€™t made any comment about his availability during the important occasion.
In the meantime while sharing the details with the media SHR issued the following statement Tuesday: â€œTony Stewart, driver of the No. 14 Chevrolet for Stewart-Haas Racing in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, sustained a back injury in a non-racing accident Sunday afternoon. Stewart was transported to a local hospital following the accident and is currently being evaluated. Stewart is awake and alert, and able to move all extremities. An update will be provided Thursday afternoon when more information is known.â€
As a racer, he is not new to accidents. In August 2013, Stewart suffered a double compound fracture of the right leg in a sprint car accident in Iowa. The following August, he was involved in a fatal sprint car crash in Upstate New York, when his car struck Kevin Ward Jr., who had gotten out of his crashed car and ran toward Stewart. A grand jury concluded that the filing of criminal charges was not warranted. Stewart, who will turn 45 this year, has 48 career Sprint Cup race victories and three championships. He also won the Indy Racing League championship and the USAC Triple Crown.