Tony Stewart hospitalized with back injury after ATV accident


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Three-time Sprint Cup Champion Tony Stewart was hospitalized with a back injury he suffered in a non-racing accident while driving an all-terrain vehicle, Stewart-Haas Racing announced Tuesday.

According to Stewart-Haas Racing, Stewart was transported to a hospital following the accident and is currently being evaluated.

Stewart is awake and alert and able to move all extremities, Stewart-Haas Racing said.

According to ESPN, the accident happened on the West Coast but Stewart-Haas Racing would not confirm where or specifically what hospital he was taken to.

Stewart, 44, has announced that 2016 would be his final Sprint Cup season.

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