May 9, 2014; Kansas City, KS, USA; NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Tony Stewart during practice for the 5-Hour Energy 400 at Kansas Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

Tony Stewart mulling return to sprint-car racing: 'I'm going to live my life'

It was just under a year ago that NASCAR driver Tony Stewart suffered a broken leg during a serious sprint-car crash, and now the 3-time Cup champion is contemplating getting back into sprint-car racing, per a report from the Sporting News.

Stewart ran a sprint-car test run on Friday, and was a bit on the mums side of quiet when asked if he was going to start his extracurricular racing activity again.

“Nobody is going to know about it (ahead of time),” said Stewart. “I’m going to just slide in and do it. I want to enjoy it. I don’t want it to be a cluster.

“Judging off the fact of how many people showed up just to talk to me about going and testing for a couple of hours, I can imagine what the group is going to be like after I run my first race.”

After last August’s Southern Iowa Speedway accident, Stewart required three surgeries on his right leg that had been pierced by a torque bar, breaking it in two places. He missed the final 15 races of the 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup season.

But in typical Tony Stewart fashion, he was defiant about not letting that define what he would do when it comes to his passions.

“I’m going to live my life,” Stewart said. “It’s nobody else’s decision but mine. I think there are a lot worse things I could be doing with my life than what I choose to do.”

 

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