Miraculously, Tony Stewart was able to walk away from a big wreck on Monday night, when his Sprint Cup car flipped five times as he was trying to take the lead. What’s even more miraculous is that just one day after the scary wreck, Stewart is going to be back in the driver’s seat as he participates in the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series race tonight.
When asked about how Stewart was doing, Stewart-Haas Racing spokesman Mike Arning stated,
Tony Stewart is fine.
Stewart has had a hectic week, starting with a fourth place finish at the Brickyard 400, followed by the big wreck last night. However, even with an intense wreck, Stewart doesn’t seem fazed at all. In fact, Stewart has not dropped out of any Sprint Cup race this season, even when tragic events have occurred two separate times. The racing community lost two members over the past couple of months, when Jason Leffler was killed in June, and Joshua Burton was killed in May. Stewart knows that death can be a part of the game, and he accepts that. He said this just days after his good friend, Jason Leffler, passed away.
I am as careful as I am when I get in a car on a city street. There will be more people that die in car crashes today than die in race cars. It’s just part of it, and I am one of those that believe when it’s your time, it’s your time.