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Tony Stewart To Resume Sprint Car Career After NASCAR Retirement


After retiring from NASCAR Sprint Cup racing at the end of the 2016 season, Tony Stewart will return Sprint Car racing. The three-time champion is at the Chili Bowl Nationals this week. The Chili Bowl is an indoor dirt track race in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

“I plan on running a lot of dirt races after the end of the season when I retire from the Cup stuff, so I would say this is on the radar,” Stewart said at a Chili Bowl press conference.

He hasn’t raced in a sprint car since he was involved in an accident with Kevin Ward Jr. on Aug. 9, 2014. Ward walked out on the track after he made contact with the wall while racing with Stewart. Stewart’s car hit Ward and Ward died from the impact. Stewart also has taken criticism for running tons of dirt track races along with his NASCAR schedule, including after breaking his leg in a crash at a event in Iowa the night after a Pocono race in 2013.