Scootin' Along: Tony Stewart Making The Rounds In Custom Scooter
Before making its debut this weekend at Richmond, Tony Stewart's new scooter faced a series of tough tests to prove its worth.
By Shake And Bake Crew
RICHMOND, VA - SEPT. 06: Team owner Tony Stewart shakes hands with a NASCAR official in the garage area during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond International Raceway on Sept. 6, 2013 in Richmond, Va. (Photo by Chris Graythen/NASCAR via Getty Images)
'Smoke' is back at the track this weekend for the first time since injuring his leg in a sprint car accident on Aug. 5.
Facing a long road to recovery, Stewart and his guys at Stewart-Haas Racing have developed quite a unique way to get around the race track - a modified scooter that is capable of running around 10 mph.
Before making its public debut this weekend in Richmond, Smoke tested the capabilities of his new ride in a few interesting ways.
Making sure it could work in the late summer heat, 'Smoke' headed to Egypt for a little off roading and sight seeing.
Tony Stewart takes in the ancient sights of Egypt while testing his new scooter.
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Next, in a truly remarkable case, SHR worked closely with NASA to test the effects of zero-gravity.
"Kannapolis, we have a problem!"
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Then it was off to test the speed and agility of the scooter, by attempting to out run the bulls in Pamplona.
Tony Stewart pleased with the scooter's ability to outrun bulls.
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He even tried to sneak on the track during Friday night's Nationwide Series race, but luckily NASCAR officials were able to talk him back to the garage.
Brian Scott complained there was no way Stewart's scooter passed NASCAR inspection.
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As a result, Stewart has resorted to racing other scooter riders on the backroads of N.C.
Tony Stewart looks to the inside while racing on the backroads of N.C.