Tony Stewart will sit out this weekend

Jeff Burton will drive the No. 14 Chevy at Bristol

Tony Stewart will not compete in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series event this weekend at Bristol Motor Speedway.

For the second week, Jeff Burton will drive the No. 14 Bass Pro Shops/Mobil 1 Chevrolet SS for Stewart-Haas Racing. Burton subbed for Stewart last weekend at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn and finished 37th.

Burton has 40 Sprint Cup starts at Bristol including one win (2008), eight top fives and 15 top 10 finishes. 

According to the Stewart-Haas Racing release, "this driver change pertains only to Bristol. Stewart’s plans for upcoming Sprint Cup races have yet to be determined".

Stewart, a three-time Sprint Cup champion, has elected to sit out from competition since he was involved in a fatal accident at Canandaigua Speedway on August 9.

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Series NASCAR Cup
Event Bristol II
Track Bristol Motor Speedway
Drivers Jeff Burton , Tony Stewart
Teams Stewart-Haas Racing
Article type Breaking news