Racer Tony Stewart broke two bones in his right leg in a sprint car race at Southern Iowa Speedway on Monday night, and underwent surgery at a local hospital.
Stewart was leading an American Sprint Car Series race with five laps to go when his vehicle struck a lapped car that spun out in front of his. Early reports indicate that Stewart suffered a broken tibia and a broken fibula.
Stewart sits in 11th place in the NASCAR Sprint Cup points standings, and was scheduled to run Sunday in the Cheez-It 355 at the Glen in Watkins Glen, New York, one of five races remaining before the Chase for the Cup begins. As of midday Monday, Stewart-Haas Racing had not settled on a replacement driver.