Tony Stewart On Cover Of NASCAR Video Game

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DAYTONA BEACH (CBSMiami/AP) — NASCAR fans will find a familiar face will be on the cover of a new video game.

Tony Stewart was said to have swept the competition in a fan vote for the cover of “NASCAR ’14”.

Stewart, the three-time Sprint Cup champion, took 69 percent of the vote in the final round to defeat Jeff Gordon. During the five-week contest conducted on Facebook, Stewart dominated each round of the competition. He won nearly one-fifth of the more than 700,000 votes.

Even though Stewart missed the final months of the season after he broke his right leg in an Aug. 5 sprint car crash, his fans still supported the injured driver.

He has appeared on the cover twice before, but this is the first time he was selected by fans.

“NASCAR ’14” is scheduled for release in early 2014 for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

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