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Stewart will hold press conference next week

August 30, 2013, NASCAR.com

Stewart will hold press conference next week
Driver's first public appearance since injury will be streamed live on NASCAR.com

Tony Stewart, who hasn’t spoken publicly since breaking his right leg in a sprint car crash on Aug. 5, will meet with the media for a press conference on Tuesday at Stewart-Haas Racing’s headquarters in Kannapolis, N.C.

The event -- which starts at 2 p.m. ET -- will be streamed live for fans to watch on NASCAR.com. Click here to bookmark the page.

Stewart won’t race again this season as he recovers from the injury. Since he’s been out of action, SHR co-owner Gene Haas announced that Kurt Busch would join the team in 2014 in a fourth car backed by sponsorship from Haas Automation.

A three-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion, Stewart has had three replacement drivers since his injury. Mark Martin was tabbed the permanent replacement driver on Aug. 19. He’ll drive the No. 14 Chevrolet for 12 of the season’s final 13 races, giving way to Austin Dillon for the October race at Talladega Superspeedway.