Tony Stewart climbed back behind the wheel of a sprint car on Monday, 10 months after a severe crash in of the open wheel racers left him with a broken leg. / Photo: Patrick Smith/NASCAR via Getty Images
CHARLOTTE, NC - Tony Stewart has driven a sprint car again, roughly 10 months after the accident that sidelined the three-time NASCAR champion with a broken leg.<br />
Stewart posted several pictures to his new Twitter account of a car he drove Monday. It's not clear where the test session occurred.<br />
Stewart broke his leg in a crash in a sprint car race in Iowa last August that sidelined him until February preparations for NASCAR's season-opening Daytona 500.<br />
Stewart says on Twitter that driving the car again "was a huge day for me." In reply to a fan, he acknowledges that he indeed had butterflies, "but it felt like an old pair of shoes."<br />
He also posted that the car had safety improvements to the torque tube to prevent an injury like the one he suffered.