Tony Stewart undergoes fourth surgery on right leg

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Stewart-Haas Racing team co-owner and driver Tony Stewart has undergone a fourth surgery on his right leg, per the Associated Press and other media reports.

Stewart broke his right leg (tibia and fibula) in August 2013 in a sprint car accident in Iowa, and the accident cost him the remainder of his season. Two surgeries followed, both of which were successful, with a third occurring earlier this year.

SHR spokesman Mike Arning told the AP that Stewart will be on crutches in Las Vegas for champion’s week, as his teammate Kevin Harvick celebrates his first NASCAR Sprint Cup championship. Stewart’s co-owner Gene Haas will sit at the head table.

Stewart, the driver, endured a fractured 2014 season where he failed to win a Cup race for the first time in his career, and finished outside the top-20 in points.