Tony Stewart is not in the right state of mind to return to the race track at this time, according to his race team. On Friday Brett Frood, Executive Vice President of Stewart Haas Racing said right now, there is no time table for his return to the track.
“This decision was Tony’s,” said Frood. “It was an emotional week for him. He’s grieving. He made the decision he’s not ready to get in the racecar.”
Stewart was involved in an accident at a dirt track in New York one week ago, in which he struck and killed fellow driver Tony Ward, Jr. In the wake of the accident, NASCAR has made sweeping changes to the rules on when drivers can exit cars in its series.
Frood said he does not know when Stewart will return to the track and that decisions who will drive the 14 car will be made on a week by week basis.
“It was a tragic accident, and he's dealing with quite a bit of grief,” said Frood.