Newsclip®: [Sports] Stewart involved in 3-car wreck at start of NASCAR practice - Houston Chronicle

"DOVER, Del. (AP) — Tony Stewart could not avoid the oil spill on the concrete track that spun his Chevrolet and slammed the car into an unprotected wall on the front stretch. [...] the fact his car struck an exposed wall just days after Dover International Speedway touted its addition of energy-absorbing soft walls — SAFER barriers — made NASCAR drivers ask why each part of the unforgiving walls were not covered. Just 4 minutes into Friday's lone practice, Danica Patrick's No. 10 dumped oil on the track, spun and the rear of her Chevrolet burst into flames. Stewart, who did not talk to the media, suffered his first serious hit since his return from a back injury for what will be his final season in Sprint Cup. Stewart missed the first eight races of the season with a fractured vertebra suffered in a January all-terrain vehicle accident. Patrick two weeks ago suffered perhaps the most frightening crash of her career when her car caught fire and ran", www.chron.com


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