Will Tony Stewart injury force him out of Daytona 500
Tony Stewart accident has made many people believe that the racer may not have any hope of winning another title and may consider retirement soon. Many people believe the racer who suffered a back injury may decide to hang his boosts even before the end of the ear 2016.
There were predictions even before his latest accident that was unrelated to racing that Tony Stewart will retire from professional racing by the end of the year. Now the accident may actually force him to give up racing even before the year end.
It is amazing to see his team remain tight-lipped about his condition and the extent of his injuries. The team has also not made it clear as to where the renowned racer has been admitted.
His fans are feeling dejected over the unfortunate incident that may change the whole future course for the racer. While he was all set to join Sprint Unlimited at Daytona International Speedway later this month, his latest round of injury might impact his chances. His team spokesman while announcing the news refused to divulge the details of injury. He also didnâ€™t specify as to where the stock car racer has been admitted following the accident.
In the meantime it has come out that he was not alone while driving in the sand dunes of Southern California. Greg Biffle has said that he was with him and others when Stewart suffered a back injury on Sunday, he told SiriusXM’s NASCAR channel on Wednesday night. Biffle told the TV channel that â€œWe were kind of all riding as a groupâ€¦We started kind of hearing bits and pieces that he hurt his back. That’s all we knewâ€¦I do know the people that helped him … (said) he was walking and moving all of his extremities, but he was in a lot of pain.”
Stewart is professional stock car racing driver. He owns and drives the No. 14 Chevrolet SS in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series for his own team, Stewart-Haas Racing under crew chief Chad Johnston. From 1999 to 2008, he drove the No. 20 Joe Gibbs Racing car, under crew chief Greg Zipadelli with The Home Depot as the primary sponsor. While driving for car owner Joe Gibbs, Stewart won two Cup Series championships in 2002 and 2005. In 2011, Stewart became the first owner-driver since Alan Kulwicki to win the Cup Series championship, which ended Jimmie Johnson’s streak of consecutive championships at five.
Stewart is the only driver to win the Cup Series championship under the old points system and the chase playoff format, and is the only driver to win the title under three different sponsorships (Winston in 2002, Nextel in 2005, and Sprint in 2011). He is also the first driver in the Cup Series to win the championship by virtue of a tie breaker (number of wins during the season is the first level tie breaker; Stewart had five while eventual runner-up Carl Edwards had one).