Accident sidelines Tony Stewart’s visit to Plymouth Speedway
PLYMOUTH — Monday’s accident in Iowa has sidelined Tony Stewart’s scheduled appearance at the Plymouth Speedway Aug. 17.
The three-time NASCAR Sprint Cup champion was injured in an accident with five laps to go during a sprint car race at Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa, Iowa on Monday night when a lapped car spun and stopped and Stewart had nowhere to go. Stewart’s car hit the lapped car and flipped, and he was assisted from his car by emergency officials, transported to a local hospital and underwent surgery to repair a broken leg. Reports indicate that he suffered a broken tibia and fibula in the crash.
Stewart will not be driving in his weekend’s Sprint Cup race at Watkins Glen International, and a backup driver will be called in to fill his seat. Stewart’s injuries mean he will not be able to race in the inaugural Bob Newton Hoosier Tire Classic on Aug. 17 at the Plymouth Speedway. A meet and greet with Stewart scheduled at the Newton Center in Lakeville remains tentatively scheduled although it’s unclear if Stewart will be able to attend.
The Sprints on Dirt series will still be a feature at the Plymouth Speedway’s Aug. 17 event as well as UMP Modifieds, USAC 600 Winged Sprints and USAC 600 Restricted Wing Sprints.
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