Tony Stewart to miss start of Sprint Cup season after being injured in non-racing crash


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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.

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