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    "You mortals have got to learn," Stewart said. "You guys need to watch more sprint car videos and stuff. It was not a big deal. It's starting to get annoying this week about that, so that was just an average sprint car wreck. When they wreck they get upside down like that. That was not a big deal."

    He called the media asking about the accident "mortals."

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    Can't say I really blame him, I imagine the "OMFG you rolled? How are you still alive?" reactions from reporters covering racing that don't give two ****s about racing get a little old.

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    NASCAR - Tony Stewart is mortal after all - ESPN

    Stewart was upset with my Thursday column, in which I suggested -- three days after he rolled a sprint car five times at a dirt track in Canada, two weeks removed from his involvement in a multiple-car wreck that sent a 19-year-old driver to the hospital with a fractured back, and less than two months after the death of two drivers -- that he should back away from competing in these high-powered machines to focus on the Chase.

    He explained that he takes every precaution, that his sprint cars are 80 pounds heavier than most of the competition's because of the full-containment seat he uses. He insisted that there was just as much risk getting injured or killed driving down the highway as there was in a sprint car, and that what I wrote was bad for short-track racing across the country.

    I understood.

    I also asked if it was worth the risk if even a broken fingernail impacted his performance in his Sprint Cup car and cost him, Stewart-Haas Racing and his sponsors the millions that go with making the Chase.

    He never backed down, saying it was unfair to ask him not to live the way he wanted, to give up what at times he seems more passionate about than NASCAR. He explained how one of the reasons he left Joe Gibbs Racing was because owner Joe Gibbs didn't want him taking these chances that Stewart doesn't consider chances at all.

    I respected that.

    Now this.

    Stewart broke his tibia and fibula in a Monday night sprint car race at Southern Iowa Speedway. He underwent surgery and will miss Sunday's road course race at Watkins Glen, where his five wins are the most by any driver -- where another win could have solidified his chances to run for a fourth championship.
    Tough break from a personal standpoint. Not much sympathy for him missing the Chase, though.
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    According to a team release, a replacement driver for this weekend’s Sprint Cup race at Watkins Glen International has not been determined.

    Calling Billy Johnson . . .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard EVO View Post
    According to a team release, a replacement driver for this weekend’s Sprint Cup race at Watkins Glen International has not been determined.

    Calling Billy Johnson . . .
    I am also available, if needed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hakeem View Post
    I am also available, if needed.
    Maybe the team would actually give you a car that would not blow up in the first three laps of the race . . .
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    Amir did three laps? Why wasn't I told??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard EVO View Post
    According to a team release, a replace ent driver for this weekend’s Sprint Cup race at Watkins Glen International has not been determined.

    Calling Billy Johnson . . .

    Tony Stewart breaks leg in Iowa sprint car wreck; Max Papis to fill in at The Glen


    Looks like Stewart Haas Racing gave Billy another 'slap' and chose "road-course specialist Max Papis." I'd bet Billy is faster around a road course.
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