Stewart has second surgery on broken right leg

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Three-time NASCAR champion Tony Stewart had a second surgery on his broken right leg in North Carolina and remains hospitalized under observation.

The surgery was to insert a metal rod inside the tibia.

Stewart broke both the tibia and fibula in his right leg Monday night in a sprint car race in Iowa. He underwent a first surgery in Iowa following the accident to clean and stabilize the injury.

Stewart is out indefinitely, and Max Papis will drive his No. 14 Chevrolet this weekend at Watkins Glen International, where Stewart is a five-time winner. It will bring Stewart’s streak of 521 consecutive Cup starts to an end.

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