SHR To Use Austin Dillon At Michigan
Stewart continues to recover from a broken right leg suffered in a sprint car crash Aug. 5 at Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa, Iowa.
Stewart-Haas Racing (SHR) continues to field his No. 14 Chevrolet SS in the Sprint Cup Series. It will be Dillon's 10th Sprint Cup start.
Max Papis drove the No. 14 to a 15th-place finish Sunday at Watkins Glen International.
SHR has not determined who will drive the car at Bristol on Aug. 24.
No timetable has been established for Stewart's return, but the three-time Sprint Cup champion was discharged from the hospital late Sunday afternoon and is at home.
"He's doing well," said Greg Zipadelli, competition director at SHR. "As far as when he'll be back, I think we'll know mid-week a little bit more on his schedule. He was doing as good as he could. We did talk about what we had for plans there, and he was all on board and felt like we had made good choices. So that was important."
When asked if Stewart might possibly get in the car for a lap or two at future races just to get the points and remain in the hunt for a spot in the Chase for the Championship, Zipadelli said the team would leave that up to the medical experts. Stewart dropped from 11th to 17th in points after Sunday's race.
Zipadelli said SHR had heard from about 50 drivers who were interested in replacing Stewart until he's well, including "people that I didn't even know raced."
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