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Stewart-Haas doesn't know how many races Stewart will miss

The Canadian Press

8/7/2013 1:44:12 PM

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Stewart-Haas Racing does not know how many races Tony Stewart will miss with a broken right leg he sustained in a sprint car race in Iowa.

Competition director Greg Zipadelli says Stewart dodged so many close-calls over the years, "everybody around us didn't think Superman could get hurt."

The three-time NASCAR champion remains in an Iowa hospital recovering from surgery to stabilize and clean a Grade 2 break to his tibia and fibula in his right leg. He broke both bones when his sprint car flipped while leading late in a race Monday night.

Stewart's streak of 521 consecutive NASCAR starts will end Sunday at Watkins Glen.