STEWART ON GETTING INTO THE CAR FOR THE FIRST TIME IN SIX MONTHS – “They got me out, but it wasn’t that they couldn’t physically get me out, I was comfortable. It was like trying on an old pair of shoes and it was a scenario where I was happy to be back in it. Mark (Martin) has been in my car, and he likes the steering wheel in a different spot, everything has to be changed when the two of us drive. Just getting things back to where they need to be for the Shootout – it was fun to go through the process again. Normally, you don’t get excited about climbing into a race car at the shop, but when you haven’t done it for so long, it was really nice to go through that process again."
01/26/14 Fox Sports Tom Jensen tweeted that #14-Tony Stewart has been cleared to be back behind the wheel for the first practice in the Sprint Unlimited. That practice is scheduled for Friday, February 14.