Originally written on Sports-Glory  |  Last updated 9/17/14

Tony Stewart says he’ll be ready to race at 100 percent when the NASCAR season opens next month. The three-time NASCAR champion broke his right leg Aug. 5 in a sprint car accident. The broken tibia and fibula caused Stewart to miss the final 15 races of last season, and doctors won’t clear him to race until Feb. 14. The season-opening Daytona 500 is Feb. 23. “I feel pretty good. I still have a little ways to go, but we’ve got four weeks to get ready,” Stewart said Thursday, via the Associated Press. “Even when we get here in February, it’s not going to be 100 percent. Physically, I’m not going to feel 100 percent, but I’ll be able to do my job 100 percent — and that’s the main thing.” Stewart spent the holidays at home in Indiana, and returned to North Carolina this week to resume physical therapy.  He underwent a third surgery since the accident on Oct. 7 to treat an infection. “We were actually ahead of schedule with the therapy when we had that surgery, so it basically just pushed it back to where we were right back on schedule 

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