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Tony Stewart flips sprint car five times (video)

Tony Stewart was focused on the Brickyard 400 Sunday. (Darron Cummings / AP)

Tony Stewart flipped not once, not twice, not three times, not four times but five times Monday night in a sprint-car race at Ohsweken Speedway, a 3/8-mile dirt track in Ontario, Canada.

And he walked away, uninjured.

“Tony Stewart is fine,” Stewart-Haas Racing spokesman Mike Arning told USA Today in an email. “He walked away from [Monday] night’s accident unhurt and will race tonight in the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series feature event at Ohsweken Speedway in Ontario, Canada. (He is the defending race winner.)”

Stewart, who often drives on American and Canadian short tracks, said Sunday that he planned to drive in dirt races every night this week, except Wednesday. He started the week on a roll of a different kind when Ryan Newman won the Brickyard 400 in a Stewart-owned car. Stewart himself finished fourth.

“A lot of those days are doubled-up days,” Stewart said. “We have a busy week. Can’t think of a better week to celebrate.”

For those keeping score, this marked the third sprint-car crash for Stewart this month.

After spending most of her career in traditional print sports journalism, Cindy began blogging and tweeting, first as NFL/Redskins editor, and, since August 2010, at The Early Lead. She also is the social media editor for Sports.



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