NASCAR legend Tony Stewart was planning to compete in this Saturday’s NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. However, he announced last month that he won’t be running because of issues induced by the COVID-19 pandemic. After that, In a recent tweet, he hinted that he will return on the track soon.
Last Year in October, Smoke drove a stock car at the Circuit of the Americas after keeping away from driving for many years. He last competed in NASCAR in the 2016 season. Additionally, He last raced in the Xfinity Series in 2013 when won the season opener race at Daytona International Speedway.
After that, he said that he would be interested in taking an actual race for a spin. A few months later, he revealed that he would compete in the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course’s first Xfinity Series race on Saturday, July 4, 2020. He was to drive for his Stewart-Haas Racing team alongside Chase Briscoe in the ‘Pennzoil 150′ at the 2.439-mile IMS road course.
The inaugural Xfinity Series race at the legendary IMS track’s road course will take place hours after an IndyCar race on the same track. It will be the first time when IndyCar and NASCAR organize events on the same track on the same day. After that, the Cup Series’ ‘Big Machine Hand Sanitizer 400’ or more commonly known as the ‘Brickyard 400’ will run on the oval the next day.
Sadly, fans will not be allowed to attend the long racing weekend at Brickyard. But the track management is hopeful that limited fans might be allowed to attend the upcoming Indy 500 in August.