Stewart To Sit Out Bristol; Burton To Return as Interim Driver for No. 14 Team

Stewart To Sit Out Bristol; Burton To Return as Interim Driver for No. 14 Team Getty Images

Tony Stewart has decided not to compete in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series event this weekend at Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway.

Veteran driver Jeff Burton, a winner of 21 Sprint Cup races, will pilot the No. 14 Bass Pro Shops/Mobil 1 Chevrolet SS for Stewart-Haas Racing in place of Stewart for the second straight week. Burton subbed for Stewart last weekend at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn. Burton has 40 Sprint Cup starts at Bristol, which includes a victory in the 2008 Food City 500.

This driver change pertains only to Bristol. Stewart’s plans for upcoming Sprint Cup races have yet to be determined.

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