Tony Stewart will miss the rest of the 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup season with a broken leg suffered in a sprint car wreck. That will not stop the 42-year-old Indiana native from competing in sprint car events when he is healthy.
Stewart has told multiple reporters that he will continue to race sprint cars.
This is hardly a surprise from someone who has raced over 100 events in recent seasons.
“His race team, (crew chief) Jimmy Carr and those guys are already building his sprint cars for next year,’’ Kendra Jacobs, host of MRN’s ‘Winged Nation’ said on Tuesday.
“(Stewart) will not be staying away from dirt-track racing. This has not affected any of his plans for dirt-track racing. He will be back in dirt-track racing next year. There is absolutely no reason why he would not get back into a sprint car.’’
Mark Martin will drive Stewart’s car in 12 of the remaining 13 Sprint Cup Series races this season. Austin Dillon will drive the No. 14 at Talladega.