Stewart will remain hospitalized, replacement driver named

Tony Stewart was injured in a Sprint car crash Monday. night.
Tony Stewart was injured in a Sprint car crash Monday. night.
Tony Stewart was injured in a Sprint car crash Monday. night.

NASCAR Sprint Cup champion Tony Stewart will remain hospitalized for observation after a Sprint Car crash Monday night at the Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa, Iowa. Stewart was leading the 30-lap American Sprint Car Series (ASCS) feature when a lapped car spun in front of him. Stewart hit the lapped car and flipped.

He was awake and alert when removed from the car. Stewart was transported to a local hospital for surgery to both major bones in his right leg. Tuesday afternoon the team released a statement saying the surgery served as a preliminary procedure to stabilize and clean the Grade 2 injury. The team added that Stewart did not sustain any other injuries. A second surgery will be necessary. In the meantime, Stewart will remain hospitalized for observation. MORE>>

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