06/18 2014

Stewart crashes during test at Indianapolis

Stewart crashes during test at Indianapolis

Three-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Tony Stewart was uninjured today when his No. 14 Chevrolet struck the Turn 1 wall during a Goodyear tire test at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

According to local CBS affiliate WISH-TV, Stewart’s accident occurred during the portion of the test closed to media. Transportation by paramedics was not necessary, although the station reported Stewart did speak with NASCAR medical personnel.

Stewart, co-owner and driver for Stewart-Haas Racing, is one of six Sprint Cup drivers participating in the two-day test. Also taking part are drivers Greg Biffle (Roush Fenway Racing Ford) Clint Bowyer (Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota), Kyle Busch (Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota), Joey Logano (Team Penske Ford) andRyan Newman (Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet).

A native of Columbus, Ind., Stewart won Sprint Cup titles in 2002, ’05 and ’11. He has 48 victories in the series in 536 career starts.

He is a two-time winner of the Brickyard 400 at IMS, scoring his first victory in 2005 and adding a second win two years later, in ’07.

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No. 14 team engineer Chris Chidgey posted an image of Stewart’s car from the garage in the Instagram post below, saying, “Glad Tony is okay.