Stewart broke his back in a crash in Southern California on Sunday and underwent surgery that will sideline for the first portion of what is still expected to be his final season.
Stewart, who will be 45 next season, acknowledged that he won’t give up racing completely, but he hasn’t won a race in over two years and has been working to find a successor at Stewart-Haas Racing.
Harvick, last year’s Sprint Cup champion, is last in the standings after the opening Chase race and had a heated confrontation with Jimmie Johnson, his old rival, after Sunday’s finish.
No drivers put themselves in as much danger as they do in the IndyCar Series, which tries to cope with the death of Wilson after an accident last weekend as it enters its final race at Sonoma, California on Sunday.
Busch won the Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, marking a weekend sweep, his third consecutive Sprint Cup victory and his fourth victory in the series in his last five races.
Busch won for the second consecutive weekend and the third time in the last four Sprint Cup races when he took the checkered flag at New Hampshire on Sunday.
A post-race crash sent Dillon into the catchfence at Daytona International Speedway and reduced his No. 3 car to a pile of rubble, though the 25-year-old escaped from the crash with only minor bruises.
Some attendees at the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Daytona International Speedway on Sunday continued to fly the Confederate flag despite the organization’s desire to distance itself from its symbolism.
CEO Brian France made it clear this weekend that the organization wants to “eliminate the presence of that flag,” knowing that its use, while not in an official capacity, has tainted the perception of the sport.
Johnson joined Dale Earnhardt, Richard Petty, Darrell Waltrip and David Pearson, all NASCAR Hall of Famers, as the only racers to win 10 times at a single track when he coasted under the checkered flag on Sunday.
Montoya survived a thriller over the final 15 laps after a restart, making his way to victory lane at Indianapolis Motor Speedway a second time after tearing through the field in 2000.
A new nonprofit is hoping to rev up motor sports fans to participate in campaigns and elections, seeking partnerships with racing giants like NASCAR and support from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in an effort that political strategists say could increase GOP voter turnout.