Tony Stewart Returns to Racing After Crash That Killed Fellow Driver

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Three-time NASCAR Sprint Cup champion Tony Stewart returned to racing on Sunday in Atlanta following a three-week absence after his car hit and killed fellow driver Kevin Ward Jr. at a dirt race track in New York on Aug. 9

“I’ve taken the last couple weeks off out of respect for Kevin and his family, and also to cope with the accident in my own way,” Stewart said in a statement. “It’s given me the time to think about life and how easy it is to take it for granted.”

Stewart has missed or canceled races in New York, Indiana, Michigan and Tennessee since the incident, two of which were part of the Sprint Cup. Missing any regular season Sprint Cup race normally disqualifies a driver from competing in The Chase — NASCAR’s version of the post-season — but NASCAR has granted Stewart an exemption Read more…

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Colin Daileda

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