“You won’t know when it’s coming,” he said. “When I do go nobody is going to know about it. I’m going to just slide in and do it. I want to enjoy it. I don’t want it to be a cluster,” Tony Stewart said to the media at Dover after he posted photos testing a sprint car.
Last night Tony Stewart showed up at Tri-City Motor Speedway in Auburn, Mi., and finished the night with the trophy and big check.
Stewart, a three-time Sprint Cup series champion, suffered a compound fracture of his right leg during an accident when he was leading the race at Southern Iowa Speedway last August.
Stewart returned to his Sprint Cup car for Daytona speed weeks and created a buzz when he tweeted a photo of him testing his Sprint Car.
He posted on twitter last night, “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 :)”
Stewart didn’t take questions from the media following the race.
Last night was the perfect cover. His World of Outlaw teams were at Williams Grove Speedway for the Summer Nationals and the Sprint Cup series had the weekend off. Auburn, Mi. was the perfect spot to throw on his fire-suit and helmet on and jump back in a car with the media not watching his every move.
Stewart will be busy in the upcoming week. He and his team will be preparing Eldora Speedway for Wednesday night’s Mud Summer Classic for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and trying to win his third Brickyard 400 on Sunday.
While his Sprint Cup team may have struggled through a good part of this season, he hasn’t lost anything in a Sprint Car. He was leading when he wrecked last August and he was a winner his first time out in a Sprint Car this year.