From the Marbles

Tony Stewart’s very good week ends with a violent sprint car crash

Jay Busbee
From The Marbles

It had been a very good week for Tony Stewart. A Wednesday-night truck series race at his Eldora track won rave reviews. He spent the weekend at Indianapolis, one of his favorite tracks, and then saw his driver Ryan Newman win the Brickyard 400. Alas, it all came to a violent (though, thankfully, safe) end Monday night.

Stewart will race anybody, anywhere, any time, and this is the proof. Monday found him at the Ohsweken Speedway in Ontario, Canada for the 2013 Ohsweken Northern Summer Nationals. According to local reports, Stewart was battling with the race's leader, and eventual winner, Shane Stewart (no relation). Stewart went high going into one turn and hit some debris, flipping several times. Stewart walked away from the wreck.

Stewart is a frequent presence at small tracks, and he always draws a crowd. Here he is making an appearance at a nearby Rochester Knighthawks lacrosse game earlier this year to promote the race:

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Tony Stewart Night! (Via Rochester Nighthawks)

“I don’t think Tony really realizes how big of a name he is," said Glenn Styres, owner of the track, "but he’s like Elvis; he’s such a big superstar."

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