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Full coverage of Stewart wreck, next steps

August 11, 2013, Staff reports, NASCAR.com

Sprint car crash injury has profound NASCAR impact

Tony Stewart broke both bones in his right leg in a sprint car crash in August in Iowa and underwent immediate surgery.

He is out for the season but is expecting to return in 2014.

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Stewart says no schism with co-owner Haas

Tony Stewart says there is no friction between him and Stewart-Haas Racing co-owner Gene Haas, following Haas' decision to add Kurt Busch to the team's 2014 lineup. | Read the full story

Stewart trying to stay busy

Tony Stewart tells reports at a press conference that he is trying to stay busy and will be making some sponsor appearances over the next few days and weeks. | Read the full story

Stewart eyes 2014 return

Tony Stewart is planning on return to NASCAR Sprint Cup Series action at the Daytona 500 in 2014. | Read the full story

Martin replaces Stewart for most of season

Mark Martin will be filling in for Tony Stewart for all but one race for the rest of the Sprint Cup season | Read the full story

Stewart released from hospital

Smoke 'resting as comfortably as he can at home,' says team | Read the full story

Papis solid as fill-in

Max Papis filled in admirably, but questions remain as to who will step in for Tony Stewart next | Read the full story

Who’s next?

Tony Stewart and SHR competition director Greg Zipadelli hope to have a replacement driver decided by Monday. | Read the full story

Zipadelli's outlook

Greg Zipadelli, competition director at Stewart-Haas Racing, talks to media at Watkins Glen about Tony Stewart's spirits and outlook following his broken leg. | Watch the video

Stewart breaks leg

In a sprint car race on a dirt track in Iowa, Tony Stewart was in a scary wreck that broke both bones in his right leg. Read about how the accident happened, and how Stewart-Haas Racing responded. | Read the full story

Second surgery for Stewart

The three-time Sprint Cup champion underwent a successful second operation three days after the crash as doctors placed a metal rod to help the broken tibia heal correctly. | Read the full story

'Smoke' will do it his own way

Tony Stewart is a breed of his own, David Caraviello writes. Yes, it is easy to say, "I told you so" after Stewart called two earlier sprint car crashes "not a big deal." But with no boss telling him what to do, Stewart is free to race as he wishes. | Read the full story

Stewart could miss 4-6 weeks

Sprint car crash will likely force the Stewart-Haas Racing driver to miss the rest of the races leading up to the Chase. | Read the full story

Social media reaction

Most drivers didn’t know Tony Stewart had been in a sprint car crash until waking up Tuesday morning. The Twitter messages were uniformly positive, thoughtful and even hilarious as one driver lobbied to be Stewart’s replacement driver at Watkins Glen. | Read the full story

Replacement named

Tony Stewart is officially out of this weekend’s Cheez-It 355 at The Glen. In his place is a veteran racer with plenty of experience on road courses, and even has a top-10 at the Glen. | Read the full story

Chase chances

With Tony Stewart out for at least one race -- and possibly more -- the pressure turns to Ryan Newman as Stewart-Haas Racing’s best chance to send a driver to the Chase. And Newman isn’t even returning to SHR next year. David Caraviello explains. | Read the full story

Helton, Jarrett on Stewart

NASCAR president Mike Helton and former NASCAR Cup champion Dale Jarrett made note of Tony Stewart’s injury during their opening remarks of the Motorsports 2.0 program Tuesday at the Ritz-Carlton. | Read the full story

Owners react

J.D. Gibbs, Michael Waltrip touch on sprint car crash, how they feel about their drivers running in non-NASCAR events. | Read the full story

Papis relishes opportunity

Stewart's replacement, Max Papis and SHR competition director Greg Zipadelli touch on Smoke's injury. | Read the full story

Second thoughts?

Stewart's injury begs the question: How far will other drivers go to return to their roots to race on their off-days. | Read the full story

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