Former NASCAR champion Tony Stewart finishes fifth at Knoxville Raceway – DesMoinesRegister.com
After making a change Friday from the 360 to the 410 series, former NASCAR champion Tony Stewart produced a fifth-place finish in Saturday’s late-night race at the Knoxville Raceway.
Racing in the No. 14 car, Stewart finished eighth in the time trials (15.819) and second in heat No. 2. He started fifth in Saturday’s main event, which delivered a red flag before the first lap was even completed. Ian Madsen grabbed the lead on lap 13 and finished things off for his 11th career feature win.
Saturday’s event marked another Iowa stop for Stewart, who broke his leg in a 2013 sprint car crash at Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa, an injury that ended his season and left him recovering in a Des Moines hospital. The three-time NASCAR champion last raced at Knoxville on July 23, 2011, finishing 12th in a 410 sprint car.
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