Tony Stewart is returning to NASCAR action this summer to compete in the inaugural Xfinity Series road course race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on July 4.
Stewart, 48, is known for his skills on road courses, combining to win eight races between Sonoma Raceway and Watkins Glen International, including his final Cup triumph in 2016.
The Indiana native hasn’t competed in a NASCAR sanctioned event since the final race of the 2016 season at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Since retiring from full-time competition, Stewart has raced on dirt, while also being a track and series owner. The last time he was in an Xfinity car was when he won the 2013 season opener at Daytona International Speedway, competing for Richard Childress Racing.
A number has not yet been confirmed, though it’s likely Stewart will run the No. 14, as that number was last run by TriStar Motorsports in 2017.
Multiple sources have also confirmed that Stewart-Haas Racing is working on a deal for Stewart to run the Xfinity race at the Charlotte Motor Speedway ROVAL on Oct. 10, the cutoff race in the opening round of the playoffs.
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