Drivers, SHR crew chiefs react to Stewart’s return on social media

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First reactions from the NASCAR community are starting to hit social media after Stewart Haas Racing announced that Tony Stewart would go back to competition this weekend at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

After a three-race absence following his Aug. 9 sprint car accident at Canandaigua (N.Y.) Motorsports Park that took the life of Kevin Ward Jr., Stewart will be back inside his familiar No. 14 Chevrolet.

Several drivers, including the Chase-bound A.J. Allmendinger and part-time driver/TV analyst Kenny Wallace, are happy to hear of Stewart’s imminent return:

SHR driver Kevin Harvick also re-tweeted today’s full statement from the team regarding Stewart racing in Sunday’s Oral-B USA 500.

Additionally, two SHR crew chiefs – Tony Gibson (No. 10, Danica Patrick) and Rodney Childers (No. 4, Harvick) reacted to the news earlier this afternoon: