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Social Roundup: Reaction to Tony Stewart’s return from injury

Cheez-It 355 At The Glen - Practice

WATKINS GLEN, NY - AUGUST 08: Tony Stewart, driver of the #14 Rush Truck Centers/Mobil 1 Chevrolet, looks on in the garage area during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Cheez-It 355 at Watkins Glen International on August 8, 2014 in Watkins Glen, New York. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)

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Tony Stewart surprised everyone Thursday morning with the announcement he would make his return from injury this weekend at Richmond International Raceway.

Sunday’s Toyota Owners 400 will be his debut in his final Sprint Cup season before retiring. Richmond is the track where Stewart earned his first Sprint Cup win in 1999.

Stewart missed the first eight races of the season after fracturing his back in an all-terrain accident at the end of January.

Here’s a look at how the news was received on social media.