NASCAR driver Tony Stewart is lucky to be OK on Tuesday after he suffered a scary end-over-end crash on a dirt track in Canada on Monday night.
The crash occurred at the Ohsweken Speedway in Ontario while battling eventual race winner Shane Stewart (not related). While making a turn, the car got loose, turned toward the wall, and then tumbled about seven times, even going airborne:
Amazingly, Stewart was OK after.
See how it unfolded on video (be sure to click the tiny gear and watch in HD):
Stewart was still scheduled for the World of Outlaws race Tuesday night at the same track. But the three-time NASCAR champion will sit out a pair of races this weekend as his team takes its cars to Indiana for repairs.
If you’re wondering why the heck such a big NASCAR like Stewart is taking a chance on a small dirt track, Yahoo says it’s actually a normal practice for the driver.
Stewart finished fourth Sunday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway and said he’d be in a race car every day this week. Although he declined to reveal his entire schedule, he said he was testing Wednesday, racing Thursday and would be at Pocono Raceway this weekend.
Spokesman Mike Arning says races Friday and Saturday night have been scrapped only for car repairs.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.