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In this Aug. 5, 2013 photo, three-time NASCAR champion Tony Stewart, third from left, is loaded into an ambulance after being involved in a four-car wreck at Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa, Iowa. A spokesman for Stewart said the 42-year-old driver broke his right tibia and fibula and had surgery after he was transported to a local hospital. (AP Photo/The Des Moines Register, Mary Willie)
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In this Aug. 5, 2013 photo, three-time NASCAR champion Tony Stewart, third from left, is loaded into an ambulance after being involved in a four-car wreck at Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa, Iowa. A spokesman for Stewart said the 42-year-old driver broke his right tibia and fibula and had surgery after he was transported to a local hospital. (AP Photo/The Des Moines Register, Mary Willie)

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