NASCAR colleague, Greg Biffle joined Tony Stewart in a ride through the sand dunes in Southern California this last weekend when Stewart was involved in an ATV accident.
According the NASCAR's website, he was "transported to a hospital in an undisclosed location and is able to move all of his extremities," however there has not been a statement made about the extent of his injuries.
Biffle recently spoke with SiriusXM's NASCAR channel about the incident. He confirmed that he was part of the group riding with Stewart, but he "wasn't near what went on" and didn't witness the accident itself. Following the accident, word spread among the group about his injuries, and Biffle reveals that people were there to help his friend immediately following the incident.
"We started kind of hearing bits and pieces that he hurt his back. That's all we knew. I do know the people that helped him... (said) he was walking and moving all of his extremities, but he was in a lot of pain."
The details of the accident haven't been released yet, but Biffle has many years of experience riding in sand dunes and says that they're "unpredictable" and that you can "land harder on some spots than others."
Of the actual incident, Biffle revealed all he knew - which wasn't much. "I've knocked the wind out of myself, I've thought I'd broken my tailbone or back before. Things can happen. I don't know exactly what happened (to Stewart), but it can be done."
Stewart's team, Stewart-Hass Racing, provided an update yesterday afternoon on the legend's condition.
The team revealed that Stewart will, in fact, miss the start of his final NASCAR Sprint Cup and the Daytona 500. The racing star underwentback surgery to repair his L1 vertebra after being flown to North Carolina on Tuesday night.
SHR expects him to make a full recover and return to his final season of racing.
We are praying for Tony Stewart during this time and hope that he can return to his life's passion soon.