CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Tony Stewart will miss what would have been his final Daytona 500 after being injured in a non-racing crash.
Fox Sports reported that the three-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion will also miss additional early-season races after the crash last Sunday.
Stewart sustained a back injury and was taken a hospital while vacationing on the West Coast, according to a statement from Stewart-Haas Racing.
He was flown to North Carolina on Tuesday and admitted to a hospital in the Charlotte-area for further evaluation.
Stewart will miss the start of the Sprint Cup season. A timetable for his return has not been determined, according to Stewart-Haas Racing.
— Stewart-Haas Racing (@StewartHaasRcng) February 4, 2016