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Stewart anxious for Friday's return to racing
NASCAR Daytona Media  Heal
Tony Stewart jokes with members of the media during NASCAR auto racing media day at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla., Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014. (AP Photo/John Raoux) - photo by Associated Press
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — The countdown clock for Tony Stewart's return to racing is no longer at months, weeks or even days. The three-time NASCAR champion was scheduled to be back in a race car Friday for the first time since he broke his right leg in August. Six months and three surgeries after that sprint car crash, Stewart felt a little bit like a kid getting ready for his first race.