Tony Stewart will not compete this weekend at Michigan International Speedway.
Stewart Haas Racing announced today that the three-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion will sit out his second consecutive race after being involved in an incident last Saturday night at New York’s Canandaigua Motorsports Park that resulted in the death of driver Kevin Ward, Jr.
Veteran Jeff Burton will replace Stewart on a one-race basis in the No. 14 Mobil 1/Bass Pro Shops Chevrolet at MIS this weekend. Stewart’s plans for upcoming races have yet to be determined. Barring an exemption from NASCAR, skipping the MIS race weekend will eliminate Stewart from eligibility for the 2014 Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup. The sanctioning body has not commented on whether such an exemption will be granted.