Unwavering support offered to three-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion
Drivers awoke to news Tuesday morning that Tony Stewart had broken both bones in his right leg in a sprint car crash late Monday night.
"Smoke", who had surgery early Tuesday morning following the wreck at Southern Iowa Speedway, is one of the most respected drivers in the garage, and that was evident as drivers from across the sport offered their thoughts.
Check below for driver reaction, and check back as we update these comments.
Danica Patrick (@DanicaPatrick): Such a sad situation with tony. He was racing cars he loves. When he's healed, it will be like he never missed beat! Heal fast big brother!
Ryan Newman (@RyanNewman39): Can't blame a guy for doing what he loves. Hoping my buddy Tony has a fast recovery.
Clint Bowyer (@ClintBowyer): Hate it for Tony, he does what he loves and has single handedly sold out crowds at short tracks all across country for years. That's impact
Kevin Harvick (@KevinHarvick): Yesterday was strange, hopefully today is a much better day. Thinking about my buddy Smoke. #notasprintcarfan
Kyle Busch (@KyleBusch): Wishing Tony Stewart a speedy recovery. #GetWellSmoke
Kasey Kahne (@kaseykahne): Thinking about Tony this morning. Heal up quick buddy! Leading A-main when crash happened. All smoke does is go fast #badass
Mark Martin: (@55MarkMartin): I'm really sorry to hear about Tony Stewart's injury. But thankful it wasn't worse. #getwellsoonTony
Elliott Sadler (@Elliott_Sadler): Wishing Tony a quick recovery...I hope people don't 2nd guess him.That dude is a racer. Period.His support of Sprint car racing is unmatched
Juan Pablo Montoya (jpmontoya): heard about tony's leg this morning. that sucks for him, specially having the glen this weekend. hope he gets better soon.
Martin Truex Jr. (@MartinTruexJr56): Sorry to hear about tony this morning.
Justin Allgaier (@J_Allgaier): Really hate to hear about #Smoke.... Hope for a speedy recovery....Sprint cars this year have been rough, but glad he is going to be ok...
Kenny Wallace (@Kenny_Wallace): We CANNOT go through life saying "If I do this OR that I might get hurt" GET WELL #TonyStewart
Josh Wise (@Josh_Wise): Racing sprint cars my entire life I always understood the risks. You can be sure Tony understood them as well. Praying for speedy recovery.
AJ Allmendinger (@AJDinger): Hoping Smoke recovers quickly. One of the best wheel man there is in the world doing what he loves to do. #muchrespect
J.J. Yeley (@jjyeley1): Just landed in Atlanta to test today and heard about my bud Tony crashing last night at the Front Row Challenge. Speedy recovery bud!
Aric Almirola (@aric_almirola): Just saw the news about Stewart. Man I hope he heals up quick!
Michael Waltrip (@mw55): Tony #smoke That dude loves sprint cars. Hope he's ok.
Denny Hamlin (@dennyhamlin): Man I really hope Tony Is ok.
Nelson Piquet Jr. (@NelsonPiquet): Sorry to hear about (Tony Stewart)! Hope he recovers quickly! But a double duty for me this weekend would be a dream come true!