Tony Stewart underwent surgery on his right leg to examine and close a wound on his shin stemming from the broken tibia and fibula he suffered in a sprint car crash earlier this year.
Kurt Busch, who recently signed with Stewart Haas Racing, has received his car number for next season. Busch will drive the No. 41 car.
Denny Hamlin suffered a sprained hand in the same crash that fractured Martin Truex Jr’s wrist during the IRWIN Tools Night Race. He is not expect to miss any races.
Bobby Labonte will miss the AdvoCare 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway after breaking three ribs in a bicycling accident near his home.
Kurt Busch told ESPN that he signed a multi-year agreement with Stewart Haas Racing to drive the No. 00 Sprint Cup Chevy in 2014 and beyond. SHR held a press conference to announce the deal.
Michael Waltrip Racing announced that Brian Vickers will drive the No. 55 Toyota for 12 of the final 13 Sprint Cup Series races this season after Aaron’s and MWR granted Mark Martin an early release allowing him to drive the No. 14 Stewart Haas Racing Chevy for 12 races, filling in for the injured Tony Stewart.
Tony Stewart will miss the remainder of the 2013 Sprint Cup Series as he recovers from a broken leg he suffered in a sprint car race earlier this month.
Rumor has it that Stewart Haas Racing has extended a multi-year offer to drive a fourth SHR Chevy to Kurt Busch starting in 2014. Haas/CNC would sponsor that car, according to unnamed sources.
Richard Childress Racing’s Austin Dillon has been named interim driver of Stewart Haas Racing’s No. 14 Sprint Cup Series Chevy for the Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan International Speedway.
When a Sprint Cup Series driver injures himself in anything other than a Cup race, it starts the debate over whether or not owners and sponsors should restrict drivers’ activities to protect their investment. But, that’s the wrong conversation to have now.