Three-time Sprint Cup Series champion Tony Stewart made his first laps in a sprint car on Monday at Carolina Speedway in Gastonia, just over nine months since a vicious accident in Iowa that sidelined him for much of the 2013 NASCAR season with two broken bones in his right leg.
Late Monday, Stewart posted several pictures to his Twitter account of the sprint car he used in the test session.
In his Tweets, Stewart said it was "a huge day for me." By all accounts, the test session went well. He added in another Tweet, "It felt great. Like an old pair of shoes."
Stewart returned to action in NASCAR in February in time for the Sprint Unlimited non-points race and the Daytona 500, both at Daytona International Speedway.