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Tony Stewart injury puts focus on danger of NASCAR recreational pursuits

Tony Stewart injury puts focus on danger of NASCAR recreational pursuits

Tony Stewart and Jimmie Johnson each took on some fun yet slightly dangerous recreational pursuits in the NASCAR off-season.

Stewart went dune-buggy racing with some of his NASCAR buddies, including Jeff Gordon, and suffered a burst fracture of the L1 vertebra in an accident. Johnson went skiing in and didn’t suffer any consequences, except getting smoked by an 8-year-old in a charity race.

NASCAR drivers are by definition not afraid to do things that most people would consider insane. If you don’t agree, remember when the green flag drops for the Daytona 500 on Sunday that they will racing side-by-side, often three-wide, at speeds that approach 200 miles an...

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