Tony Stewart Cancels Northern Indiana Visit

Tony Stewart
Tony Stewart
The question and answer and autograph session with Tony Stewart that was scheduled for this Thursday at the Newton Center in Lakeville has been canceled.

Tony Stewart was injured in a sprint car accident on Monday, Aug. 5 that caused two bones to break in his right leg. Two surgeries to help repair the breakage were conducted last week and he is at home now resting comfortably. Due to the nature of his injury, Stewart-Haas Racing officials have announced that Stewart is out of his Bass Pro Shops/Mobil 1 stock car in NASCAR’s Sprint Cup Series indefinitely.

He was scheduled to run his sprint car in this weekend’s Bob Newton Hoosier Tire Classic on the dirt surface at Plymouth Speedway but he will not be racing. NASCAR driver and racing analyst Kenny Wallace will be appearing on Stewart’s behalf and will drive his JEGS/UNOH Modified in the event. He will race against the regular drivers in the UMP Modifieds division at Plymouth Speedway. The Sprints on Dirt series will be back for an exciting race and the Traxxas USAC 600 Winged Sprints and the USAC 600 Restricted Winged Sprints are also on the schedule in the Bob Newton Hoosier Tire Classic.

There has been no word on when Stewart will be coming back to the Northern Indiana area, but he promises that it will be sooner than later.