Saturday, July 19, 2014

Tony Stewart wins in his first sprint car race since accident

Tony Stewart is certainly no worse for wear when it comes to racing sprint cars despite an accident almost a year ago that left him with two broken bones in his right leg.

Stewart won the feature at Tri-City Motor Speedway in Auburn, Mich., on Friday night - earning a victory in his first sprint car race since his Aug. 5 accident last season that forced him to miss the final 15 NASCAR Cup series races of 2013.

Early Saturday morning, Stewart posted the following message to his Twitter account:

"If you haven't heard already, I ran my sprint car tonight and won! Felt great to run it again. Was a 2nd place car but had a little luck :)"

In May, Stewart tested in a sprint car at Carolina Speedway in Gastonia.