Tony Stewart surprised everyone Thursday morning with the announcement he would make his return from injury this weekend at Richmond International Raceway.
Sunday’s Toyota Owners 400 will be his debut in his final Sprint Cup season before retiring. Richmond is the track where Stewart earned his first Sprint Cup win in 1999.
Stewart missed the first eight races of the season after fracturing his back in an all-terrain accident at the end of January.
Here’s a look at how the news was received on social media.
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I can't thank @tonystewart and @stewarthaasracing , @bassproshops for the opportunity to drive for such a great organization Tony and his team have done so much for me as a driver in believing in me and coaching me wile filling in. Tony's fans are gonna be very pleased with this team and I'm ready to finish out strong with them in @talladegasupers #thankstony #smokewillrise