Tuesday, February 02, 2016

Stewart Injured In Off Road Crash

Three-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Tony Stewart is hospitalized today with an unspecified back injury sustained Sunday afternoon in what a spokesman termed a “non-racing incident.” 

A statement issued by Stewart Haas Racing said Stewart was transported to an undisclosed local hospital following the Sunday incident and is currently being evaluated. He is awake, alert and able to move all extremities. No further update is expected until Thursday afternoon, when more information is known. 

Sources speaking on the condition of anonymity said the 44-year old Stewart attended the Barrett-Jackson auto auction in Scottsdale, Arizona Saturday, then joined a number of friends for an off-roading excursion in the Arizona desert the following day. He was reportedly injured while driving an all-terrain vehicle – believed to be an ATV or off-road “sand buggy” -- a pastime popular with many NASCAR drivers.  

Stewart is preparing for his final season as a Sprint Cup Series driver, having announced his impending retirement late last season. NASCAR Chairman and CEO Brian France commented on the news today, saying, “"We have received word from Stewart-Haas Racing of Tony Stewart’s accident and injury. On behalf of everyone at NASCAR, I wish Tony a full recovery and look forward to seeing him back in our sport when he's ready to return."


  1. Prayers for Tony, he just has to get well soon!! - He has the Daytona 500 to win!!!

  2. Prayers for Smoke. May God Bless him back to full recovery

  3. Tony,,, Simply The Best,,, At Times Like This,,, Remember AJ,,, Be AJ Tuff,,, As You Are Already"AJ",,, Talented... Get Well Soon,,,

  4. Praying for Tony. My goodness, can't this man catch a break. Hope he's better soon..

  5. Anonymous3:33 PM

    Smoke in the hospital, there's cryin in my eyes.....

    get better Tony

    1. I'm not a real Stewart fan, but I don't hate him. And I know how you feel. I've been where you are, teary eyed because of a favorite in the hospital.

  6. Anonymous5:36 PM

    May the healing hands of God restore you back to health so you can race in the Daytona 500 which is on your "Bucket-List"! Prayers coming your way TS My "Bucket List Man" thanks for making a dream come true for me in 2012!

  7. Anonymous11:14 PM

    Man........This poor guy can't get a break!