Stewart To Sit Out Michigan;
Jeff Burton To Serve as Interim Driver for No. 14 Team
KANNAPOLIS, N.C., (Aug. 14, 2014) – Tony Stewart has decided not to compete in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series event this weekend at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn.
Veteran driver Jeff Burton, a winner of 21 Sprint Cup races, will pilot the No. 14 Mobil 1/Bass Pro Shops Chevrolet SS for Stewart-Haas Racing (SHR) in place of Stewart.
This driver change pertains only to Michigan. Stewart’s plans for upcoming Sprint Cup races have yet to be determined.
At 10 a.m. EDT on Friday in the deadline room of the infield media center at Michigan, Burton will be part of a press briefing featuring SHR executive vice president Brett Frood and SHR vice president of competition Greg Zipadelli.