• In this Thursay, Jan. 21, 2016, file photo, Stewart Haas Racing co-owner and driver Tony Stewart talks to members of the media during the NASCAR Charlotte Motor Speedway Media Tour in Charlotte, N.C. The three-time NASCAR champion has been hospitalized with a back injury after a non-racing accident on Sunday and Stewart-Haas Racing is unsure of the extent of his injuries, a team spokesman told The Associated Press, Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016. (AP Photo/Mike McCarn, File)

    Injured Tony Stewart to miss start of final NASCAR season

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Tony Stewart will miss the start of his final NASCAR season after fracturing his back in an accident on an all-terrain vehicle, Stewart-Haas Racing said Thursday.