But Stewart is far from your typical NASCAR driver. He won a championship in 2011 at age 40 and, unlike a Jimmie Johnson or a Jeff Gordon, Stewart doesn't have a wife and kids or many interests outside of racing. Put simply, he's as committed to (or you could even say as obsessed with) his craft as anyone in the sport today. That's why he races sprint cars during the week, why he owns a sprint car team, a NASCAR team, and a local dirt track (Eldora Speedway, in Ohio). It's my belief that this injury won't slow him a tick in 2014.
Thanks for the questions. Please keep them coming. Now it's onto Bristol, where on Saturday night the engines will fire under the lights in what is typically one of the most entertaining races of the year.