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Tony Stewart does not plan to stop racing on dirt tracks when he returns from a broken leg next season.

Stewart was injured in a dirt-track race Aug. 5 in Iowa. He broke his right leg in two places during a crash.

"(Stewart) will not be staying away from dirt-track racing," said radio co-host Kendra Jacobs, who interviewed Stewart for Motor Racing Network's "Wing Nation" show. "This has not affected any of his plans for dirt-track racing. He will be back in dirt-track racing next year. There is absolutely no reason why he would not get back into a sprint car."

While he will not stop competing in those sprint car races, he does plan to make the cars more safe.

Mark Martin, who is replacing Stewart for 12 of the final 13 Sprint Cup races this season, said Stewart explained what caused his injury. According to Martin, the drive shaft came through the cockpit and hit Stewart's leg, breaking the tibia and fibula.

Stewart-Haas Racing competition director Greg Zipadelli said Stewart has struggled with being away from racing while he recovers. "But he's a racer. He loves to do what he does," Zipadelli said

NBA

The Golden State Warriors announced Friday they signed undrafted rookie free agent Seth Curry to a nonguaranteed contract.

If Curry, the brother of Warriors star Stephen Curry, makes the team, he could give Golden State another sharpshooter. Seth Curry shot 47 percent last season for Duke, including 44 percent from 3-point range.

The San Antonio Spurs also showed interest in Curry, but ended up signing veteran Marco Belinelli.

TRACK AND FIELD

Former Olympic sprinter Tyson Gay faces a two-year ban after testing positive for steroids, BBC Sports reported.

Gay, who holds the U.S. record in the 100 meters, admitted he tested positive in March.

"I don't have a sabotage story," he said at the time. "I don't have any lies. I don't have anything to say to make this seem like it was a mistake or it was on USADA's hands, someone playing games. I don't have any of those stories. I basically put my trust in someone and I was let down."

He also failed an out-of-competition test in May and another one during the U.S. World Championship Trials in June.
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