Sprint Cup

Stewart Sitting Out Bristol, Burton Back In

Jeff Burton filled in for Tony Stewart in the Pure Michigan 400 at the Michigan Int'l Speedway in Brooklyn, Mich last Sunday. He'll be back in the car at Bristol. (HHP/Alan Marler photo)

Jeff Burton filled in for Tony Stewart in the Pure Michigan 400 at the Michigan Int’l Speedway in Brooklyn, Mich last Sunday. He’ll be back in the car at Bristol. (HHP/Alan Marler photo)

KANNAPOLIS, N.C. – Tony Stewart has decided not to compete in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series event this weekend at Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway.

Veteran driver Jeff Burton, a winner of 21 Sprint Cup races, will pilot the No. 14 Bass Pro Shops/Mobil 1 Chevrolet SS for Stewart-Haas Racing in place of Stewart for the second straight week. Burton subbed for Stewart last weekend at Michigan Int’l Speedway in Brooklyn, Mich. Burton has 40 Sprint Cup starts at Bristol, which includes a victory in the 2008 Food City 500.

This driver change pertains only to Bristol. Stewart’s plans for upcoming Sprint Cup races have yet to be determined.

Posted by on Aug 20 2014 Filed under Latest Headlines, NASCAR, Sprint Cup, Top Stories. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

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