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According to a spokesperson from his racing team, NASCAR driver Tony Stewart has been hospitalized with a back injury after an accident involving an all-terrain vehicle (ATV).
Stewart was driving an ATV on the West Coast when he was involved in an accident. According to nascar.com, he was "transported to a hospital in an undisclosed location and is able to move all his extremities."
He is a member of the Stewart-Hass Racing team and is set to enter his final full season in NASCAR's premier series. Preliminary races begin February 13 and the first Sprint Cup Series race of the season is February 21.
"We have received word from Stewart-Haas Racing of Tony Stewart's accident and injury," NASCAR Chairman and CEO Brian France said in a statement. "On behalf of everyone at NASCAR, I wish Tony a full recovery and look forward to seeing him back in our sport when he's ready to return."
His racing team spokesperson Mike Arning announced that an update on Stewart's condition "will be provided Thursday afternoon when more information is known."