Stewart to sit out Michigan; Jeff Burton to serve as interim driver

Stewart to sit out Michigan; Jeff Burton to serve as interim driver Getty Images

Tony Stewart has decided not to compete in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series event this weekend and Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn.

Veteran driver Jeff Burton, a winner of 21 Sprint Cup races, will pilots the No. 14 Mobile 1/Bass Pro Shops Chevrolet SS for Stewart-Haas Racing (SHR) in place of Stewart.

The driver change pertains only to Michigan. Stewart's plans for upcoming Sprint Cup races have yet to be determined.

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