A Hendrick Motorsports plane carrying team members was forced to make an emergency landing Monday morning as the team traveled back from Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. According to a team spokesperson, the plane was diverted to Memphis International Airport after a presence of smoke was noticed in the plane's cabin. The plane landed safely and is being evaluated, according to the HMS spokesperson. No injuries were reported
In this Aug. 5, 2013 photo, three-time NASCAR champion Tony Stewart, third from left, is loaded into an ambulance after being involved in a four-car wreck at Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa, Iowa. A spokesman for Stewart said the 42-year-old driver broke his right tibia and fibula and had surgery after he was transported to a local hospital. Photo: The Des Moines Register, Mary Willie
Tony Stewart, right, autographs a shirt for Jeremy Hayes of Montezuma, Iowa, at Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa, Iowa. Stewart will miss this weekend's road course race at Watkins Glen after breaking his right leg in a sprint car race Monday night at Southern Iowa Speedway. (Mary Willie/The Des Moines Register/AP)
Dale Earnhardt Jr. says Tony Stewart will come back strong from injury So he knows a bit about what Tony Stewart is going through as Stewart misses this weekend’s race at Watkins Glen and likely several more with a broken leg suffered during a sprint-car race Monday at Southern Iowa Speedway.
Dale Jr. had a very bad day on Monday, April 7th, 2014 at Texas Motor Speedway. The rain-delayed Duck Commander 500 started with 10 caution laps to ensure the dryness of the track. On Lap 12, the second full lap under green, he dove to the inside, ran through the infield grass which was very muddy destroying his front air dam, blew a tire, and struck the outer wall, causing either a ruptured oil or fuel line, and burst into flames, effectively ending his day prematurely.