Tony Stewart has backed out the decision to compete in the NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Three months ago, Tony Stewart announced his decisions about returning to racing in Indianapolis Motor Speedway in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. He said in March:
“Everyone knows what Indy means to me, so I can’t think of a better place to race on Fourth of July weekend,” Stewart, who grew up 45 minutes from Indianapolis in the towns of Columbus and Rushville, Indiana, said in a team release. “It’s going to be cool making history by turning left and right in a stock car at the Brickyard, and the racing will be full of action and contact. Any time you can drive any race car at the speedway is special, and you know I’m going for the win. The date is already circled on my calendar.”
However, the co-owner of co-the Cup Series team and Xfinity Series team Stewart-Haas Racing has backed out of the decision now.
The Associated Press reported Jenna Fryer tweeted that Tony Stewart “will no longer do the Xfinity Series road course race at IMS”.
#NASCAR: @TonyStewart will no longer do the Xfinity Series road course race at IMS. With multiple races in two series, the logistics for a one-off were too much for SHR. Also, the point was lost for Stewart to entertain a home crowd with no fans in attendance.
— Jenna Fryer (@JennaFryer) June 9, 2020
Stewart retired from full-time competition in 2016 after competing in the NASCAR Cup Series that season.