Although Tony Stewart said Tuesday that he “can’t spend my whole life trying to guard against something happening,” he will cut back on his sprint car schedule next year.
Stewart, who was in great spirits despite being sidelined by his mangled right leg, spoke for 90 minutes at a news conference to answer questions about the accident, his injury, changes at Stewart-Haas Racing and his racing future. The news conference was conducted at Stewart-Haas Racing headquarters in Kannapolis, N.C.
“You never want something like this to happen,” said Stewart, who was on course to qualify for The Chase to the Sprint Cup Championship when he wrecked at Southern Iowa Speedway on Aug. 5 in Oskaloosa, Iowa. “You’ve got to live life. I am going to take full advantage of my time on Earth. I am going to ride it out and get my money’s worth.”
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